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April 18, 2013
The recent article ("Beyond the Preakness," April 9) outlining the current reality of the Pimlico race track and its future highlights the need for broader and bolder thinking in order to advance a sustainable solution to make horse racing in Baltimore a thriving industry once again. As reported, the Jockey Club wants to attract better trainers and horses by investing 15 percent of projected earnings to renovate the stables. Yet this approach will do little to improve the fan experience.
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SPORTS
By Sports Digest | December 20, 2009
Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will be closed for simulcasting today because of inclement weather. Men's basketball: Mount St. Mary's (3-7) lost, 66-48, to host Pittsburgh (9-2) in a nonconference game. Mount seniors Jeremy Goode and Kelly Beidler each scored 11 points. The Mountaineers cut the deficit to 57-46 with 4:52 left but didn't get any closer as the Panthers won their 28th straight home game. ... Terrell Vinson (St. Frances) came up with the ball after a scramble in the lane and banked in a basket with 0.7 of a second left Saturday night to give Massachusetts a 73-72 victory over Memphis in Boston.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | March 30, 2012
Et cetera Spring meet at Pimlico gets out of gate today Live racing returns to Baltimore today with the beginning of the spring meeting at Pimlico Race Course . Considered the marquee meet of the Maryland racing season, it culminates May 19 with the 137th running of the Preakness. The first of 22 stakes races, the $50,000 Shine Again Stakes, will feature nine Maryland-bred fillies and mares vying for their first win in a money-added race Saturday. "There is a special feeling about Pimlico because of the third Saturday in May," Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said.
NEWS
By Kate Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2010
The third annual Park Heights Festival will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Pimlico Race Course , in conjunction with National Night Out. The event is free and will offer health exams and screenings for HIV, high blood pressure, diabetes and more in the Health and Wellness village. Free performances will be going on throughout the event from local artists, Park Heights youths and a marching band. In addition, the first 100 children will receive a backpack with school supplies for the fall.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
A man was shot near Pimlico Race Course in Northwest Baltimore on Wednesday night, according to city police. Officers responded to the 5100 block of Park Heights Avenue about 7:56 p.m. for reports of gunfire and found the wounded man, said Detective Angela Carter-Watson, a police spokeswoman. The location is just south of the racetrack, in the city's Central Park Heights neighborhood. The man was transported to an area hospital with injuries thought to be non-life-threatening, Carter-Watson said.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | May 9, 2012
Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another is one regal-looking horse, a real show-stopper with a distinctive white, diamond-shaped patch on his forehead. As he moved around a back barn at Pimlico Race Course on Wednesday, the chestnut colt trained by Doug O'Neill made the other horses look like fly-ridden plow nags. Now the question is: is he just another attractive Derby winner that will wilt in the pressurized environment of the Preakness a week from Saturday? Or can he duplicate the amazing run he had at Churchill Downs five days ago and make the Preakness special by giving us a legitimate Triple Crown hope?
SPORTS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
The screams of joy from Monica Lawler could be heard across the cavernous clubhouse at Pimlico shortly after the Kentucky Derby ended Saturday. She and her father, Bob Lawler, put money on No. 19, I'll Have Another, who had just won the first leg of the Triple Crown. Monica bet $6 on the Kentucky-bred horse to finish first, second or third. She picked the horse based solely on its name and quickly headed to the teller to collect $55 in winnings. Her father, who tried a more complex bet involving other horses, didn't take home a dime.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | May 27, 2010
Horse racing Without 'Rachel' buzz, Pimlico spring meet wagering down Average wagering figures at the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting were 8.7 percent lower than comparable 2009 dates. The average daily handle went from $6.854 million to $6.257million. The meet featured 20 live racing dates and 21 simulcast days. "We expected the numbers to be down based on the Preakness figures, which dictate whether the numbers will be up or down for the meet," said Tom Chuckas, Maryland Jockey Club president and chief operating officer.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | May 18, 2014
A man was shot and killed Saturday just a few blocks from the Pimlico racetrack where crowds were gathered for the Preakness Stakes, police said. Officers went to the corner of W. Belvedere and Elmira avenues at 4:30 to investigate a shooting. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced death about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Police do not believe the incident had any connection to the Preakness racing. Officers were still gathered at the scene a half hour after the shooting, and spots of blood marked the sidewalk and the street.
SPORTS
By Sports Digest | May 27, 2011
Et cetera Pimlico spring wagering down; Lacrosse Hall to honor seven Average wagering figures at Pimlico Race Course were down 22 percent from last spring's meet, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. The average daily handle went from $6.26 million to $4.87 million. The stand, which ended with Saturday's Preakness Day card, featured 29 live racing dates, nine more than a year ago, and 21 simulcast days. Rain forced racing officials to move turf races to the main track on 11 live racing days, significantly reducing field size.
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