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Racing may continue at Suffolk Downs

New England’s last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track might continue to hold live races after all. Months after its owners said they would stop hosting races after the 2014 season, Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective ...

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Chuckas resigns Jockey Club post

(AP) Tom Chuckas has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, which runs thoroughbred racing in the state, after a six-year run. Maryland racing stabilized after a period in which it appeared the Preakness might ...

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Massachusetts horsemen bring in Raffetto

(AP) Horse owners and trainers in Massachusetts have enlisted the former head of the Maryland Jockey Club to help coordinate their effort to keep thoroughbred races going at Suffolk Downs, the Boston region’s lone remaining track. The New England Horsemen’s ...

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Pitbull, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to play Preakness

Rappers Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline the Preakness infield concert at Pimlico Race Course in May. The Maryland Jockey Club announced Monday that the hip-hop artists will perform extended sets during the infield festival on Saturday, May ...

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Horse escapes Laurel Park, flees 1.6 miles on Route 1

LAUREL — Racetrack officials say a horse escaped from Laurel Park and galloped 1.6 miles on a road with traffic before being caught. Laurel Park spokesman Mike Gathagan says Bullet Catcher, a 4-year-old gelding, was heading back to the barn ...

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Md. horse racing likes wagering increase

By some measures, financial results for the 2012 horse racing season improved from the previous year, according to the latest wagering figures, and several industry experts said those numbers demonstrate encouraging progress toward their goals of reinvigorating the troubled, once-lucrative sport in Maryland.

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