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January 5, 1994
Live racing and simulcasting were canceled at Laurel Race Course yesterday because of winter storm conditions.Laurel will offer full-card, commingled simulcast wagering today, weather permitting.:. Live racing resumes tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
Kevin McClarren brought his son to the Baltimore Boat Show on Thursday, and 7-year-old Nathan was antsy and fidgety until they found the American Fly Fishing Schools' Simul-Cast Pond in the back of the Baltimore Convention Center. While Al Zlata, a casting instructor, taught Nathan some of the finer points on casting and fly-fishing techniques, Kevin McClarren remarked at how tranquil Nathan was. "That's the longest he's stood still since we've been here," quipped McClarren, of Cambridge.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 23, 1993
Pimlico/Laurel's entry into the age of electronic racing seems to be working.After the first three weeks that full-card simulcasts from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Hollywood Park have been offered in addition to the live card at Pimlico, gross betting receipts at the state's four thoroughbred wagering sites -- Pimlico, Laurel, Rosecroft and the Frederick OTB outlet (Cracked Claw) -- have increased about 17 percent from a year ago.Included in the figures is the amount bet in the afternoon on the Freehold harness races from Freehold, N.J. Currently the takeout from that approximate $65,000 daily handle goes to the state's harness industry.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2013
WBAL-TV says it has gained the rights to simulcast two Baltimore Ravens "Monday Night Football" games this year with ESPN, the cable channel that produces the prime-time telecasts. The deal the station is scheduled to announce Wednesday is for three years, according to the Hearst-owned station, and will make WBAL the Baltimore partner for all ESPN "Monday Night Football" games involving the Ravens during that time. One of the Monday night games is Aug. 22, a preseason contest against the Carolina Panthers, while the other is Dec. 16, a regular-season matchup with the Detroit Lions at a key time in the season.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | July 25, 1994
Maryland thoroughbred racing in the era of simulcast wagering and off-track betting parlors seems to be holding its own.When the numbers were compiled after a 30-day live summer meet ended yesterday at Laurel Race Course, it was the first time since the televised cards from out-of-state tracks and the OTB parlors began operating last year that comparative statistics could be analyzed in "an apples-to-apples situation," said track spokesman Tim Capps.During...
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | April 10, 1992
Simulcasts of out-of-state races are usually reserved for weekends at Maryland's thoroughbred tracks.But starting today, with the simulcast of the Elkhorn Stakes from Keeneland Race Course, Pimlico management will be bolstering its nine-race weekday cards -- at least for the next couple of weeks -- with more than a half dozen out-of-state stakes.More weekday simulcasting could be the wave of the future.Until now, state law has stipulated that only races worth $50,000, or more, could be simulcast at Pimlico and Laurel race courses.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | December 10, 1994
Expect quite a bit of exposure to South Florida's balmy weather in Maryland this winter -- at least on the televised racing channel from Gulfstream Park.The winter meet at the Hallandale, Fla., track has proved so popular with Maryland bettors that Laurel Park is adjusting its winter schedule to coincide with the racing days at the Florida facility.Starting the week of Jan. 1, Maryland's betting outlets will forgo their usual Monday dark day and conduct live racing, as well as out-of-state simulcasts on Mondays, to present the action from Gulfstream.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Sun Staff Writer | August 29, 1994
At the site, the crowds are sparser, the handle leaner, and the overall atmosphere suffers.But, after the first weekend of simulcasting the Timonium races to every outlet in the state, the track appears headed for more profitable times because of its new arrangement with the Maryland Jockey Club."
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | January 17, 1994
Even though live racing was canceled because of the severe cold at Laurel Race Course over the weekend, fans wagered more than $2 million at Maryland's seven betting outlets on full-card simulcasts from five out-of-state tracks.On Saturday, about $1.1 million was bet on thoroughbred races at Gulfstream and Santa Anita parks, Bay Meadows and Fair Grounds race courses and on the harness card at Freehold Raceway.The handle was expected to reach $1 million yesterday on races from all of the same tracks, except The Meadowland harness card replaced Freehold.
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By James H. Jackson and James H. Jackson,Staff Writer | July 30, 1992
LAUREL -- Laurel and Pimlico race courses will simulcast one race a day from Saratoga, Thursdays through Sundays, beginning today and continuing for the rest of the Saratoga meeting, which ends Aug. 28.There will be nine live races and one simulcast Thursdays and Fridays and 10 live races and two simulcasts on Saturdays and Sundays.The move was made because it is becoming extremely difficult to fill 10 live races a day with competition from six other thoroughbred tracks in the Middle Atlantic area.
BUSINESS
By Chris Korman | December 18, 2012
Minutes before Tuesday's meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission, officials representing tracks and horsemen from throughout the state staked out space in a darkened lounge at Laurel Park. They shuffled through paperwork, then wrote quickly on the last page of the document and passed it to the next person in line. This was not a discreet ceremonial signing of the 10-year racing deal meant to bring stability to an industry that has repeatedly relied on government help. That deal, announced Friday, was already in place and was the subject of resounding praise.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2011
Rosecroft Raceway and members of the state's thoroughbred industry, including the Maryland Jockey Club, are expected to enter into binding arbitration to resolve a dispute over simulcasting fees. The parties failed to reach an agreement by the Oct. 1 deadline during a mediation led by Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez. Sanchez said in a statement Monday that he was disappointed no agreement could be reached among the parties that would allow Rosecroft to broadcast thoroughbred races.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2011
Rosecroft Raceway, which had been shuttered since last year, will re-open for simulcast races on Thursday. Under a new ownership, the Prince George's County harness track will open seven days a week to accept bets on harness and quarterhorse races from across the country. The track will resume live racing on Oct. 21 after a nearly three-year absence. Casino operator Penn National Gaming bought Rosecroft for $11 million earlier this year in a bankruptcy auction. Hanah.cho@baltsun.com An earlier version of this article misstated the amount of money for which Rosecroft sold at auction.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2011
Maryland labor secretary Alexander Sanchez will begin leading mediation next week on a new simulcasting agreement between Rosecroft Raceway and representatives of Maryland's thoroughbred racing industry. The state-led mediation comes after Penn National Gaming, Rosecroft's owner, and the Maryland Jockey Club, along with thoroughbred owners and breeders, failed to reach a deal Friday. A state law aimed at helping the struggling racing industry called for mediation if an agreement is not struck.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2011
The state is expected to mediate negotiations on a new simulcasting agreement between Rosecroft Raceway and representatives of Maryland's thoroughbred racing. A state law aimed at helping the ailing industry calls for state-led mediation if Rosecroft and the Maryland Jockey Club, along with thoroughbred horse owners and breeders, fail to reach a deal to broadcast thoroughbred races at the Prince George's County harness track by Friday. The parties have not made progress. Eric Schippers, a spokesman for Penn National Gaming, which owns Rosecroft, said Thursday that the company expects the talks to go into mediation.
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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.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 18, 1993
A specially convened session of the New York General Assembly passed a bill yesterday permitting increased simulcasting of out-of-state races at Aqueduct.Aqueduct will cut two live races from its daily card, running seven to nine live races and adding five simulcasts from the Gulfstream Park meet, which begins in Hallandale, Fla., on Jan. 4.It is New York Racing Association's first venture into simulcasting, although they have offered infrequent simulcasts of special out-of-state stakes."It's just increasingly difficult to fill the live races," said Bruce Lombardi, NYRA's racing secretary.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | January 1, 1994
The introduction of full-card simulcasts from out-of-state tracks and the opening of the state's first three off-track betting parlors turned business around in 1993 for Maryland's thoroughbred racing industry.The gross amount wagered in Maryland at Laurel and Pimlico plus the staggered opening of two other inter-track sites at the Rosecroft and Delmarva harness outlets and the three off-track betting sites in Frederick, Elkton and Cambridge contributed to a 5.9 percent rise over 1992 in total in-state wagers.
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By Bill Ordine | April 29, 2009
The Maryland Racing Commission revoked Tuesday its approval that allowed Rosecroft Raceway to receive televised thoroughbred racing for simulcast wagering. The commission's action, effective at midnight Wednesday, came as a result of Rosecroft's failure to pay the state's thoroughbred industry - namely the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Maryland Horse Breeders Association - a premium required under a 2006 agreement. Kelley Rogers, who runs Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc., which owns Rosecroft, promised to be in court Wednesday to seek emergency relief from the commission's order.
NEWS
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | August 3, 2008
On Sept. 22, Baltimore's historic Lyric Opera House will become the Lyric Opera-in-High-Def-Simulcast House. That night, thanks to an initiative by the Baltimore Opera Company, the season-opening gala at the Metropolitan Opera in New York will be beamed into the Lyric's 2,400-seat auditorium, as it will be in venues around the country. Ten full opera productions from the Met will be shown at the Lyric, transmitted via satellite, between October and May. The great majority of the Met's simulcast venues around the country and beyond are regular movie theaters, where the Met introduced the concept two years ago with considerable fanfare and success.
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