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May 24, 2012
This Pennsylvania gaming complex features 24-hour gaming, live racing and simulcast action, multiple dining options, bars and a nightclub. This casino is owned and operated by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: Table gaming options include blackjack, craps, roulette, sic bo, baccarat, poker, card games and more. More than 3,500 slots are provided, including progressive, reel, poker, novelty and video machines. Racing: Live thoroughbred racing takes place at Parx, complete with a grandstand, finish line bar, clubhouse, horsemen's lounge and picnic grove.
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By Tony Glaros | April 8, 2014
Inside the hushed contours of the racetrack kitchen, deep in the cloistered, hardscrabble world of the backstretch at Laurel Park racetrack, every head was bowed. The Rev. Segundo Mir, who pastors a mostly Spanish-speaking flock at First Baptist Church of Laurel, led the 14 people in the room in prayer. "Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful day, the blue sky," he began in a honey-thick baritone. The Monday evening assembly is a long tradition, a standing invitation for anyone who works at the track and is moved to attend.
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NEWS
By Tony Glaros | April 8, 2014
Inside the hushed contours of the racetrack kitchen, deep in the cloistered, hardscrabble world of the backstretch at Laurel Park racetrack, every head was bowed. The Rev. Segundo Mir, who pastors a mostly Spanish-speaking flock at First Baptist Church of Laurel, led the 14 people in the room in prayer. "Thank you, Lord, for this beautiful day, the blue sky," he began in a honey-thick baritone. The Monday evening assembly is a long tradition, a standing invitation for anyone who works at the track and is moved to attend.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
The whine of Grand Prix's race cars carried across the Inner Harbor this weekend as Roland Keh stood on the steps of his Little Italy restaurant, surveying a deserted street. "As you can see, not a normal Saturday," said Keh, co-owner of Amiccis. "The foot traffic is not here. " The first year IndyCar racing came to downtown Baltimore, Little Italy restaurants banded together to put tables on the sidewalks and welcome fans. By the third year, Keh and his compatriots abandoned special plans, hopeful but not optimistic that patrons would show up. While the three-day festival of speed brings more than 100,000 people to the Inner Harbor, business owners far from the race track report lackluster sales as Grand Prix of Baltimore patrons stay close to the track and non-race visitors shy away.
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Jacques Kelly | April 29, 2011
Each day, there seems to be another story about the arrival of slot machines. We hear about yet another plan for the Russell Street area or what the month's take is in Perryville. I've made a couple of trips to Atlantic City and didn't think much of it. I'd like to see the Hotel Traymore faithfully rebuilt and more saltwater taffy shops open along the boardwalk. When it comes to wagering, I also like some style, and not the style of what I've seen in a slots parlor. I've devoted many a fine afternoon to watching the horses go around the Maryland landscape, either at Pimlico or Laurel or the timber races of Baltimore and Harford counties.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | December 18, 1994
Depending on wind conditions, a proposed auto racetrack could bombard Havre de Grace residents with noise, ranging from moderate to severe, an Aberdeen Proving Ground sound expert says.Under windless conditions on racing days, Georges R. Garinther, an acoustics research engineer, says Havre de Grace would be exposed to "moderate" noise annoyance from racetrack noise and that communities nearer the track would be exposed to "excessive" annoyance.Under downwind conditions -- which occur about 15 percent of the time -- the southeastern portion of Havre de Grace would be exposed to "excessive" annoyance and the southwestern portion would be exposed to "severe" annoyance, Mr. Garinther said.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | November 6, 1994
What does the future hold for historic Havre de Grace?The proposed Maryland Motorsports Park on 550 acres off U.S. 40 has prompted increasing discussion about what's in store for the waterfront town and the surrounding area."
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1995
The Lutherville developer who had hoped to build a $10 million motor sports park on 550 acres near Havre de Grace quietly withdrew his option to purchase the property for the track this week, effectively killing the project."
NEWS
By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 10, 1997
IF KEITH BUSWELL has his way, BMX racing will be coming to Mount Airy.Buswell is optimistic about plans to construct a dirt BMX racetrack at Mount Airy's Watkins Park as early as spring. The Mount Airy resident recently formed Mount Airy BMX Inc., a nonprofit organization to promote the sport. The organization is sanctioned by the American Bicycle Association.Buswell is pushing for approval to lease a 2-acre section of Watkins Park from the town. His efforts, he said, are fueled by community interest and support from local residents and bicycle shops in Frederick and Westminster.
FEATURES
By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | March 8, 1998
AS A PARENT, I believe it is my responsibility to help my son develop the skills he will need to become a responsible and productive member of society. So I took him to the horse races.Specifically, I took him to Gulfstream Park, a very nice track in Hallandale, Fla., where you can bet on horses and feel comfortable wearing clothing styles dating back upward of 45 years. You remember during the Disco Age, when men wore clingy pants in highly unnatural colors and patterns, so that the wearer looked as though he had been wading naked to his waist in a massive toxic polyester spill, and it dried on his body?
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs. Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never sustained an injury that kept him off the track more than several months. And unlike many jockeys, he could afford disability insurance designed to fill the gap between what riders need after life-altering accidents and what they receive from racetrack policies.
SPORTS
By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
In the first week of her reporting internship for a horse-racing newspaper, Gabby Gaudet nervously approached one of the most celebrated figures in the sport. "Can you tell me how you first got involved in the game?" she asked Kelly Breen, who trained the winner of the 2011 Belmont Stakes. "Terrible question. Get back to me when you think of a better one," he replied.  She flinched but thought fast. "How about if I ride your horse?" she asked. He said yes, they fell to talking, and the story she wrote ran above the fold in The Saratoga Special.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | February 1, 2013
The Maryland Jockey Club, which owns both Pimlico and Laurel Park, submitted its plan for capital improvements to the state Friday. The plan has not yet become public but likely will early next week when it has been reviewed by the Maryland Racing Commission and the state's Department of Budget & Management. The document was due Feb. 1 in order for the track to be eligible for slots revenue set aside for racetrack redevelopment. In recent years, some of the redevelopment money has been diverted to cover track expense.
TRAVEL
May 24, 2012
This racetrack and gaming venue is one of three venues on the East Coast to offer parlay sports betting on professional football. This destination offers racing, slots, table games, sports betting, golf and dining. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Closed Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. Games to play: Table games include blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and baccarat, among others. Delaware Park's slot machines range from denominations of half a cent to $50. Reels and video machines are available, as well as progressive slots and electronic table games.
TRAVEL
May 24, 2012
Not only does Harrah's provide gaming action, but guests can also enjoy simulcasting and live racing. At Harrah's Chester you will find a casino space large enough to fit three football fields. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: Live table games include blackjack, craps, card games, roulette and baccarat, along with a 35-table poker room. There are more than 2,900 slot machines, with denominations ranging from 1 cent to $100, as well as video slots. Racing: Live racing days are Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from March through December.
NEWS
May 24, 2012
This getaway provides guests with gaming, hotel accommodations, live entertainment and greyhound racing. Hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: Guests can choose to play craps, roulette, blackjack or poker. Wheeling Island provides over 1,800 slot machines. Racing: Guests over 18 can wager on the greyhound races, and simulcasting of races around the country are available. Wheeling Island provides 120 individual carrels with televisions to simulcast not only horse racing, but also dog racing and harness racing.
NEWS
By PHOTOS BY JED KIRSCHBAUM and PHOTOS BY JED KIRSCHBAUM,SUN PHOTOGRAPHER | November 28, 2005
In the early morning, long before patrons hoping for a lucky day step up to the betting windows, Laurel Park comes alive with a certain magic. Before mundane cares intrude, the famous racetrack that is the home of the Preakness briefly becomes a world filled with an air of hope, mystery and beauty.
TRAVEL
May 24, 2012
This casino destination offers gaming, dining, a players club, entertainment, a bowling alley and harness racing. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: Table games include blackjack, craps, baccarat, roulette, card games and more. The poker room has 26 tables, with 6 tournament tables and live games like Texas Hold 'Em. The Meadows has 3,300 slot machines and video poker. Racing: The venue also features harness racing with viewing from a brand new grandstand.
TRAVEL
May 24, 2012
This Pennsylvania gaming complex features 24-hour gaming, live racing and simulcast action, multiple dining options, bars and a nightclub. This casino is owned and operated by Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment Inc. Casino hours: 24 hours a day. Games to play: Table gaming options include blackjack, craps, roulette, sic bo, baccarat, poker, card games and more. More than 3,500 slots are provided, including progressive, reel, poker, novelty and video machines. Racing: Live thoroughbred racing takes place at Parx, complete with a grandstand, finish line bar, clubhouse, horsemen's lounge and picnic grove.
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