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Horse Racing Returns to (Timonium) Maryland on Friday as State Fair Opens

August 20, 2013 | Gary Quill

The Maryland State Fair, the only remaining state fair east of the Mississippi to continue to present thoroughbred horse racing, kicks off its ten (10) day meeting on Friday at the Timonium Fairgrounds. Nine races are on the program. Friday marks the first day of live racing in Maryland since the end of the Pimlico [...]

Laurel Park fall meet stakes schedule approved

July 16, 2013 | WNST Staff

LAUREL PARK FALL MEET STAKES SCHEDULE APPROVED LAUREL, MD. 07-16-13—The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 Laurel Park fall schedule today after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission earlier this afternoon at its monthly meeting. After a 14-week break, [...]

MJC announces spring handle figures

June 11, 2013 | WNST Staff

PIMLICO ANNOUNCES SPRING HANDLE FIGURES BALTIMORE, 06-11-13—The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course last weekend with total wagering of $188 million, an increase of 12% from a year ago. However, the average daily handle was 12% lower than 2012, down from $5.2 million to $4.6 million, because of an increase in live [...]

Palace Malice gives owner Campbell first Triple Crown win since 1990 Preakness

June 10, 2013 | WNST Audio

Belmont-winning jockey Smith proud to best fellow Hall of Famer Stevens in final stretch

June 10, 2013 | WNST Audio

Palace Malice runs down Oxbow for upset win at Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice runs down Oxbow for upset win at Belmont Stakes

June 08, 2013 | WNST Staff

Hall of Famer Smith rides Pletcher Derby disappointment past Preakness winner for classic victory…

Analysis & Selections for the 3rd Leg of Triple Crown, The Belmont Stakes and Closing Day at Pimlico

Analysis & Selections for the 3rd Leg of Triple Crown, The Belmont Stakes and Closing Day at Pimlico

June 07, 2013 | Gary Quill

Drawing courtesy of Mel @dailyracefunies. To see more of Mel’s work, click here. On paper, the Saturday’s 145th running of the Belmont Stakes shapes up to be a great betting race, which isn’t a bad consolation since the luster of the race was tarnished by Orb’s loss to oxbow in the Preakness. There are fourteen [...]

NYRA’s Scheinman says Belmont Stakes winner very difficult to call

June 07, 2013 | WNST Audio

Final Fan Friday at Pimlico; It’s Viva Las Vegas for Oddsmaker Frank Carulli

Final Fan Friday at Pimlico; It’s Viva Las Vegas for Oddsmaker Frank Carulli

June 06, 2013 | Gary Quill

BALTIMORE, 06-06-13— Frank Carulli lives, breathes, eats and sleeps gambling, so it should not be a surprise that he will be taking his talents to Las Vegas next month. “It is something I have always wanted to do from the first time I ever walked into Circus Circus sports book in the late 80’s,” Carulli [...]

Rick from Reisterstown calls the 2013 Belmont Stakes

June 06, 2013 | WNST Audio