May 7, 2010
WYOMISSING, Pa. - Casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc. and MI Developments Inc. have formed a joint venture that will own and run the Maryland Jockey Club, the companies said Friday. Penn and MI will work together to strengthen racing operations at Laurel Park and at Pimlico Race Course, which hosts the Preakness Stakes. They will also look into possible gaming opportunities. The deal is expected to close in the middle of the year, subject to Maryland Racing Commission approval and other regulatory conditions.
May 5, 2011 |
Nancy Alberts, 65, a West Chester native who was once three-quarters of a length away from being the trainer, owner, breeder, and exercise rider of a Preakness Stakes winner, died Tuesday night after suffering a stroke on April 17. Her horse, Magic Weisner, was runner-up at the 2002 Preakness Stakes - a 45-1 long shot that rallied from 11th place to finish less than a length behind War Emblem. Mrs. Alberts had devoted her life to her horses, had four in training at the time of her stroke, and had exercised those thoroughbreds earlier that day at Laurel Park racetrack in Maryland.
December 23, 2012
The Blushing K.D. Handicap Fair Grounds, Race 3 - Post 2:57 $75,000, 3 y.o. & up, fillies & mares, about 1-1/16 miles (turf) 1. Daisy Devine. . . Brian Hernandez Jr.. . . 4-5 2. Necessary Luxury. . . C. J. McMahon. . . 30-1 3. Aquapazza. . . Colby Hernandez. . . 20-1 4. Artemus Kitten. . . Rosie Napravnik. . . 3-1 5. Forgotten People. . . John Jacinto. . . 20-1 6. Forest Uproar. . . Miguel Mena. . . 4-1 7. Francisca. . . Mark Guidry. . . 8-1 Daisy Devine is now 5-for-7 on grass after going all the way in Grade III stake and nearly all the way in a Grade I. And it is not as if she can't win without a clear lead.
November 14, 2002 |
His voice choking with emotion, Arizona football coach John Mackovic said yesterday that he's made some major mistakes in dealing with his players and assistant coaches, and he vowed to do a better job. Mackovic, 59, is in the second year of a 5-year contract that pays him $800,000 per year. He said he would not resign but would work to improve his communication with his team, which is 3-7 overall, 0-6 in the Pac-10. More than 40 of his players asked for and got a meeting with university president Peter Likins on Tuesday night to air their complaints about the coach.
February 18, 2003 |
Except for the twice-delayed Maryland-Wake Forest showdown, the only major sports in the mid-Atlantic region yesterday were sledding and snow-shoveling. The storm that dumped up to four feet of snow on some parts of the East Coast wiped out many events, including college basketball, horse racing and a Washington Wizards game on Michael Jordan's 40th birthday. The Wizards' holiday matinee against the Toronto Raptors was rescheduled for March 4. In the Big East, the Villanova-Seton Hall game was called off, along with the Miami-Providence game.
April 18, 2009 |
Olympic champion Tyler Hamilton, 38, once touted as the next great American cyclist and an heir to Lance Armstrong's throne atop the sport, ended his doping-tarnished career yesterday, saying he tested positive for a banned substance and would retire. Hamilton, who was born in Marblehead, Mass., admitted taking an herbal product for two days in February to combat depression, knowing it included a steroid. "There's nothing to fight about," Hamilton told the Associated Press.
October 10, 2005 |
Ardmore resident Jen Rhines finished 35 seconds behind winner Nataliya Berkut of Ukraine yesterday for second place in the women's race of the Boston Athletic Association Half-Marathon. Berkut was timed in 1 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds on the rain-soaked course. Cele Rodriguez, a Mexico City native who recently became a U.S. citizen, held off Kenyan Samuel Ndereba to win his first professional race in a personal-best time of 1:04:08. American Deena Kastor won her first marathon, and Kenyan Felix Limo made a successful Chicago Marathon debut.
July 17, 1995 |
Night Fax, a dark brown filly whose trainer had quietly predicted this victory two years ago, won the $150,000-added Grade II Delaware Handicap here yesterday and paid a whopping $55.20 for a $2 bet. The 4-year-old 26.60-1 shot, the longest-priced horse in a field of eight fillies and mares, stalked the leaders to the quarter pole of the 1 1/4-mile course, caught them at midstretch, and stormed to a 1 1/2-length victory. "When Mr. Turner (trainer Billy Turner) called me last week and asked me to ride this filly," winning jockey Jeffrey Carle said, "he told me he thought she was going to run the race of her life.