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Jul 13, 2016

Md. Racing Commission approves sale of Rosecroft Raceway

The Maryland Racing Commission has approved the Stronach Group’s purchase of Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George’s County. The Baltimore Sun reports the commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the sale. With the purchase from Penn National Gaming, Stronach will add to a collection of Maryland tracks which already includes Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park. […]

Aug 22, 2011

Simulcasting to return to Rosecroft Raceway on Thursday

After being closed for more than a year, Rosecroft Raceway in Oxon Hill will reopen for simulcasting on Thursday. The harness racing facility will start showing races from tracks across the country starting at 12:30 p.m., while live harness racing will resume Oct. 21, according to Penn National Gaming Inc. A subsidiary of the Wyomissing, […]

Jul 6, 2011

Racing commission votes 7-1 to return racing to Rosecroft

The Maryland Racing Commission voted Wednesday to allow harness racing to return to Rosecroft Raceway for 20 dates this fall. The commission approved the Oxon Hill track’s application on a 7-1 vote, with the condition that Penn National Gaming Inc. gives a letter of credit to its subsidiary, Prince George’s Racing Ventures LLC, saying it […]

Aug 19, 2010

Ocean Downs, under the gun

The casino at Ocean Downs is four months away from its planned opening date and it looks like the construction crews may need every bit of it. They were hard at it this morning — laying brick in the front, putting large steel beams in place on the roof and doing other work inside the […]

Jun 16, 2010

Rosecroft’s supporters point fingers at Annapolis

In the wake of Rosecroft Raceway’s announcement that it will be closing July 1, supporters of the Fort Washington harness racing track are pointing fingers at Annapolis. “They talk about ‘jobs, jobs, jobs,’ and when the Preakness and Pimlico were in trouble, the governor and others ran downstairs to save them,” Sen. C. Anthony Muse, […]

Apr 6, 2010

More on the blocked sale of Rosecroft to Vogel

Today’s story on the potential end of Rosecroft Raceway contained a lot more back story and details than any conscionable reporter could include in a daily news story. But that’s what the Internet is for, right? If you’re interested in more, here it is: I have to say, the judge’s opinion denying the sale of […]

Jul 12, 2009

Rosecroft Raceway files financial statement

The owners of Rosecroft Raceway filed their financial statement of affairs in bankruptcy court this week and it’s a 127-page doozy. I won’t bore you with the details (most of it is a long list of creditors, ranging from standardbred horse owners to financial institutions) but here’s the meat of it: Rosecroft Raceway is valued […]

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