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Topic - Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen'S Association
On Saturday afternoon, Maryland horse racing once again will take its place in the sporting world's spotlight with the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. The other 364 days of the year, however, Pimlico and the Maryland racing industry aren't proving ready for their close-up.
The Maryland Racing Commission has unanimously voted to reject plans for a shortened thoroughbred racing meet, jeopardizing the status of the Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown.
ANNAPOLIS (AP) — Saying that slots are necessary to save the state's racing industry, Gov. Martin O'Malley is sending a delegation to examine gambling operations in neighboring states and is in discussions with legislative leaders on the issue.