Archive for October, 2009
Trooper Jess, a 16-hand black Quarter Horse gelding went missing from a farm in Barnsville on Tuesday, October 20. His owner, Margaret Mellon thinks that he jumped out of the pasture and said several people in the area reported seeing the horse running through the neighborhood. He has not been seen since October 20 and [...]
Will Delaware’s new sports betting hurt future Maryland slots? Numbers are up at Dover Downs. Cecil County bid okeyed for additional slots, vote for license expected this week. Could Pimlico become the “Disney” of racing? Verstandig’s vision. Track auction set for Jan. 8, and De Francis wants back in.
On Friday, October 9, the Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to auction its Maryland racetracks. This request is after Magna announced over the summer that the tracks would not be auctioned. Magna has placed a condition on the bid requests that the Preakness [...]
Now that Maryland has issued its first license for a slots parlor at Ocean Downs near Ocean City, Don Fry, chair of the state’s Video Lottery Facility Location Commission, tells The Equiery in an exclusive interview with Ross Peddicord what’s up with the rest of the license applications, how soon Maryland horsemen can expect to [...]