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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
The sale of 100 acres of Laurel Race Course property to Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke included a provision for Cooke to pay for relocating Laurel's stable area, sources said yesterday.The new barn area will be built only if Cooke builds a stadium at the Laurel site, the sources said.The initial arrangement with Cooke called for him to buy 55 acres of Laurel land, but that was expanded on Thursday when Cooke announced he was buying an additional 45-acre parcel.Laurel/Pimlico operator Joe De Francis said yesterday that engineers "haven't drawn out the specific boundaries," but that the additional land "is located west of Brock Bridge Road and includes part of the [current]
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | September 10, 2003
The confrontational tone of recent Maryland Racing Commission meetings gave way yesterday to one of conciliation. Meeting at Laurel Park, commissioners commended Magna Entertainment Corp. for progress in meeting its commitment to upgrade the barn areas at Pimlico, Laurel and the Bowie Training Center. Jim McAlpine, president of Magna, parent company of the Maryland Jockey Club, told commissioners his company had spent $2.8 million on backstretch upgrades as of Aug. 31 and had deposited $2.2 million into an escrow account to pay for ongoing improvements.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 19, 1993
Both sides of the Pimlico Race Course stabling area likely will stay open for training this winter.Laurel/Pimlico track operator Joe De Francis said yesterday that "there are enough horses on the grounds to warrant keeping both sides open at least through Jan. 1. Then we will see where we go from there. The reason we wanted to shut the barn area down last year is that we didn't have enough horses to fill the stalls. But Lenny Hale [vice president of racing] and John Mooney [general manager]
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 22, 1994
Citing a horse shortage and a need to cut costs, Maryland thoroughbred track management told Baltimore-area horsemen yesterday that Pimlico Race Course will be closed to training for three months starting Dec. 1.The track will reopen March 1, about three weeks before the opening of the Pimlico spring meet.The track will remain open for simulcasting during that time. While Pimlico is closed to training, sweeping renovations, such as leveling the Hayward Avenue barn area and replacing it with an outdoor paddock in a parklike setting behind the grandstand, could be made, said Laurel/Pimlico track president Joe De Francis.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
Maryland Million fans attending the races at Laurel couldn't help but notice the face lift given to the cavernous old plant. While Laurel is not yet the second coming of Keeneland, the renovations are, at least, a start.The next question: What's in store for Pimlico?It could be that the Baltimore track's old barn area finally will come tumbling down. The word from management is that no plans have been finalized, but there are some options.Nothing can really be done to spruce up the place until the old wooden barn area on the Hayward Avenue side of the track is totally rebuilt or demolished.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 25, 1991
OXON HILL -- Arson was ruled out yesterday as the cause of the three-alarm blaze that destroyed much of the grandstand and forced the cancellation of the evening's racing card Saturday night at Rosecroft Raceway.Officials of the five-eighths-mile harness track said they hope to resume racing Wednesday night, the next regularly scheduled card.Peter Piringer, a spokesman for the Prince George's County fire department, said the cause of the fire, which started in a storage room in the second floor of the 42-year-old, 3,500-seat structure "looks electrical in nature, although it is still under investigation."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | November 25, 1991
OXON HILL -- Arson was ruled out yesterday as the cause of the three-alarm blaze that destroyed much of the grandstand and forced the cancellation of the evening's racing card Saturday night at Rosecroft Raceway.Officials of the five-eighths-mile harness track said they hope to resume racing Wednesday night, the next regularly scheduled card.Peter Piringer, a spokesman for the Prince George's County Fire Department, said the cause of the fire, which started in a storage room in the second floor of the 42-year-old, 3,500-seat structure "looks electrical in nature, although it is still under investigation."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1994
ARCADIA, Calif. -- The horse Jeff Lukas will be rooting for to win the Santa Anita Derby this afternoon is the same animal that almost killed him four months ago.Lukas will be sitting in a car on the backstretch at Santa Anita Park, well away from the roar of the crowd, but still close to the action.It will be Lukas' first trip to the races since Tabasco Cat, a horse he helped his father, D. Wayne Lukas, train, ran him down in the barn area on Dec. 15, after he stepped out and tried to flag down the scared animal.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 19, 1993
Both sides of the Pimlico Race Course stabling area likely will stay open for training this winter.Laurel/Pimlico track operator Joe De Francis said yesterday that "there are enough horses on the grounds to warrant keeping both sides open at least through Jan. 1. Then we will see where we go from there. The reason we wanted to shut the barn area down last year is that we didn't have enough horses to fill the stalls. But Lenny Hale [vice president of racing] and John Mooney [general manager]
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 22, 1994
Citing a horse shortage and a need to cut costs, Maryland thoroughbred track management told Baltimore-area horsemen yesterday that Pimlico Race Course will be closed to training for three months starting Dec. 1.The track will reopen March 1, about three weeks before the opening of the Pimlico spring meet.The track will remain open for simulcasting during that time. While Pimlico is closed to training, sweeping renovations, such as leveling the Hayward Avenue barn area and replacing it with an outdoor paddock in a parklike setting behind the grandstand, could be made, said Laurel/Pimlico track president Joe De Francis.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 2, 1994
Maryland Million fans attending the races at Laurel couldn't help but notice the face lift given to the cavernous old plant. While Laurel is not yet the second coming of Keeneland, the renovations are, at least, a start.The next question: What's in store for Pimlico?It could be that the Baltimore track's old barn area finally will come tumbling down. The word from management is that no plans have been finalized, but there are some options.Nothing can really be done to spruce up the place until the old wooden barn area on the Hayward Avenue side of the track is totally rebuilt or demolished.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1994
ARCADIA, Calif. -- The horse Jeff Lukas will be rooting for to win the Santa Anita Derby this afternoon is the same animal that almost killed him four months ago.Lukas will be sitting in a car on the backstretch at Santa Anita Park, well away from the roar of the crowd, but still close to the action.It will be Lukas' first trip to the races since Tabasco Cat, a horse he helped his father, D. Wayne Lukas, train, ran him down in the barn area on Dec. 15, after he stepped out and tried to flag down the scared animal.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | January 22, 1994
The sale of 100 acres of Laurel Race Course property to Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke included a provision for Cooke to pay for relocating Laurel's stable area, sources said yesterday.The new barn area will be built only if Cooke builds a stadium at the Laurel site, the sources said.The initial arrangement with Cooke called for him to buy 55 acres of Laurel land, but that was expanded on Thursday when Cooke announced he was buying an additional 45-acre parcel.Laurel/Pimlico operator Joe De Francis said yesterday that engineers "haven't drawn out the specific boundaries," but that the additional land "is located west of Brock Bridge Road and includes part of the [current]
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 19, 1993
Both sides of the Pimlico Race Course stabling area likely will stay open for training this winter.Laurel/Pimlico track operator Joe De Francis said yesterday that "there are enough horses on the grounds to warrant keeping both sides open at least through Jan. 1. Then we will see where we go from there. The reason we wanted to shut the barn area down last year is that we didn't have enough horses to fill the stalls. But Lenny Hale [vice president of racing] and John Mooney [general manager]
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | November 19, 1993
Both sides of the Pimlico Race Course stabling area likely will stay open for training this winter.Laurel/Pimlico track operator Joe De Francis said yesterday that "there are enough horses on the grounds to warrant keeping both sides open at least through Jan. 1. Then we will see where we go from there. The reason we wanted to shut the barn area down last year is that we didn't have enough horses to fill the stalls. But Lenny Hale [vice president of racing] and John Mooney [general manager]
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
When Paul Mellon makes his way to the Preakness Stakes Barn to visit Sea Hero on Saturday, he will discover an oasis of landscaping beauty.There, adjacent to the Stakes Barn, where Barn F used to be, is Pimlico's new walking ring. For use by horses entered in the Pimlico Special and Preakness, the ring is resplendent with its colorful new growth of flowers, shrubbery and young trees.To get there, however, the owner of the Kentucky Derby winner will have to pass through the poor side of the track.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | May 12, 1993
When Paul Mellon makes his way to the Preakness Stakes Barn to visit Sea Hero on Saturday, he will discover an oasis of landscaping beauty.There, adjacent to the Stakes Barn, where Barn F used to be, is Pimlico's new walking ring. For use by horses entered in the Pimlico Special and Preakness, the ring is resplendent with its colorful new growth of flowers, shrubbery and young trees.To get there, however, the owner of the Kentucky Derby winner will have to pass through the poor side of the track.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 25, 1991
OXON HILL -- Arson was ruled out yesterday as the cause of the three-alarm blaze that destroyed much of the grandstand and forced the cancellation of the evening's racing card Saturday night at Rosecroft Raceway.Officials of the five-eighths-mile harness track said they hope to resume racing Wednesday night, the next regularly scheduled card.Peter Piringer, a spokesman for the Prince George's County fire department, said the cause of the fire, which started in a storage room in the second floor of the 42-year-old, 3,500-seat structure "looks electrical in nature, although it is still under investigation."
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