According to Karin De Francis, the auction of the Thoroughbred tracks has been delayed until February 10th, but she gave no reason for the delay. Although Magna assumed ownership of Laurel, Pimlico and the Bowie Training Center from the De Francis family, Karin De Francis still works closely with the Maryland Jockey Club to promote Maryland racing. 

The delay is upsetting horsemen who are anxious to get on with whatever the future may bring. 

For more on the delay, see the article by Liz Farmer in The Daily Record.