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FEATURES
May 17, 1991
TONIGHT:* Chorus concert. Fine and Performing Arts Center Theatre, Catonsville Community College. 8 p.m. 455-4590. Free.SATURDAY'S EVENTS:* 116th running of the Preakness Stakes. Middle jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Pimlico Race Course. Gates open at 8:30 a.m.; first post time 11:30 a.m. Daylong infield party with live music, prize giveaways. 542-9400. Admission.* Eighth annual bluefish tournament on the Chesapeake Bay. 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. More than $225,000 in cash and prizes.
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NEWS
May 19, 1994
With all the problems besetting horse racing in America these days, it easy to forget what's right with this sporting event. That's why the 118th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico comes at an auspicious time.At its best, horse-racing can be thrilling and exciting, a spectacular blend of the raw power of specially bred horses and incredibly skilled jockeys. It is both sport and business, a melding of America's centuries-old love of horses, gambling and money-making sports. All of this will be on display this Saturday.
SPORTS
By Laura Smitherman | December 22, 2009
A Pennsylvania horse breeder and racing consultant backed by private equity has come forward as one of six bidders for the Maryland Jockey Club's racetrack assets. Blow Horn Equity LLC is seeking to buy Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and the Preakness from Magna Entertainment Corp., the jockey club's parent company that filed for bankruptcy protection in March. Jeffrey Seder, an entrepreneur who owns a horse farm outside Philadelphia, is the company's chief executive. He said it is backed by a hedge fund that he declined to name, citing a confidentiality agreement.
SPORTS
By Chris Korman | June 19, 2012
Secretariat wins again. More than 39 years after the super horse won the Preakness on his way to a Triple Crown, the Maryland Racing Commission ruled Tuesday that he had set what was then a track and is still a race record, covering the mile-and-three-sixteenths in 1:53. Secretariat now holds the race record in all three Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont) events. "It's nice to finally have this recognized, because the sport depends on accuracy," said Secretariat owner Penny Chenery, who helped pushed for the adjustment.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2012
Over the past year, slots money has injected energy into Maryland horse racing. Revenue from the state's two casinos has bolstered purses, helping attract better horses and create more competitive races. The Preakness also is benefiting. Some of the weekend's undercard stakes races offer larger prizes, while the long-respected Pimlico Special returns with a $300,000 purse after disappearing for three years due to a lack of prize money. It's shaping up to be a good running for the Preakness this year.
BUSINESS
February 3, 2010
Bankrupt Magna Entertainment Corp. has for the third time delayed the sale of Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness. The auction is now scheduled for Feb. 23, according to court records. A hearing to approve the plan has been rescheduled for March 3. The company did not give a reason for the delay in court records, but many close to the proceedings have said Magna is waiting to see if opponents of slots at Arundel Mills are able to get enough signatures on a petition to put the issue on the ballot in November.
SPORTS
December 29, 2009
State officials and Magna Entertainment Corp. are continuing discussions about the future of the Preakness, the Maryland horse-racing event that's the middle leg of the Triple Crown, as part of the company's bankruptcy proceedings. Magna is auctioning the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park horse tracks as well as the Preakness, and the state has the right to match any bid for the race to ensure it remains in Maryland. Monday marked a deadline with regard to the state's "right of first refusal," but Gov. Martin O'Malley's spokesman Rick Abbruzzese said officials are not prepared to waive that right and that talks continue to ensure there are "adequate protections" for the Preakness.
SPORTS
The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the logo for the 2014 Preakness on Tuesday. The 139th running of the race will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course. In the 2014 logo, designed by the Leffler Agency for the 15th straight year, the race is underway as three horses gallop over the word Preakness (in the logo), the Maryland Jockey Club said in a news release. Stylized horses and jockeys give a sense of movement to the illustration. The colors of the Maryland flag -- red, white, black and gold -- are primarily used in the logo.
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