Franzone chairman Va. dates amended


Gov. Parris N. Glendening has appointed John B. Franzone as chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission.

Former chairman E. William Furey, who served two straight one-year terms, the legal limit, remains on the nine-member board.

Franzone, a member since 1996, has owned thoroughbreds since 1987.

Meanwhile, the Virginia Racing Commission approved amended dates for a 25-day Colonial Downs thoroughbred meet: Sept. 7 to Oct. 11. Horses will race at the southern Virginia track 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 4 p.m. Monday.

The commission also demanded that track management spend at least $400,000 for marketing and promotion.

Pub Date: 7/16/98

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