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Racing fans flock to Baltimore for inaugural Grand Prix

Thousands of Baltimoreans and racing fans crowded downtown Friday as the city kicked off its first Grand Prix race. There were delays in the race schedule due to track maintenance, but as soon as the thunderous sound of the IndyCars began to echo through the streets, people lined up all along the two-mile track to watch them speed by.

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Revving up for the Grand Prix

Crews and drivers racing in Baltimore's inaugural Grand Prix this weekend took golf carts around the track Thursday afternoon to inspect the turns, bumps and changes in pavement. The 2.1-mile racetrack, which encircles many of downtown Baltimore's attractions, starts in front of the convention center and takes 12 turns before the finish.

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Maryland Racing Commission to decide how tracks will split slots cash

The Maryland Racing Commission said Wednesday it will create rules for how it’s going to split up money from the state’s casinos that is ticketed for Maryland’s two harness racetracks. According to state law, 9.5 percent of total slots money ...

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Penn National announces Jockey Club sale to Stronach

Penn National Gaming Inc. announced Thursday that it will sell its share of the Maryland Jockey Club to Stron-MJC Limited Partnership. MI Developments Inc., Penn National’s joint venture partner, will also transfer its interest in the jockey club to an ...

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Legislators gear up for big issues on final day of session

ANNAPOLIS – The creation of a state-run venture capital fund, an alcohol tax hike and a financial Band-Aid for Maryland horse racing await lawmakers Monday, the final day of their legislative session. Those are among the largest business issues remaining ...

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Ocean Downs casino to have its dry run

State regulators will put the Casino at Ocean Downs through its paces Wednesday as part of one of the final hurdles the Worcester County slots parlor has to clear before it can open its doors to the public. The invitation-only ...

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