A new statue outside the US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks pays tribute to Yeardley Love, a Notre Dame Preparatory School alumna and University of Virginia lacrosse player who was killed 10 years ago.
The Stronach Group, owners of the Maryland Jockey Club, announced in a letter to the Maryland Racing Commission today that the company is moving to restrict the use of Lasix on 2-year-old horses at its Maryland tracks.
Stronach will use a method the company has already employed at Hallandale Beach, Florida-based track Gulfstream Park and write a ban on administration of the drug 24 hours before post time into the conditions of the race, meaning all the entrants must comply.
After a two-month absence due to COVID-19, horse racing will return to Laurel Park this Saturday with the approval of the Maryland Racing Commission, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today.
The Saturday card will kick off the start of the summer meet. For the first two weeks, Laurel will have racing on Mondays (June 1 and 8), after which the track will run a Friday-Saturday schedule, according to the racetrack’s website.
Gov. Larry Hogan and Belinda Stronach, the chairman and president of the Stronach Group, which owns the Maryland Jockey Club, will announce the new date of the 145th Preakness Stakes during a TV special on May 16, the original date for the race.
NBC Sports is airing a special on the 2015 Preakness–won by eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah–starting at 5 p.m. Hogan and Stronach will joint host Mike Tirico at the start of the show to announce a new date for the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown.
Back in mid-March, as COVID-19 started taking hold in the U.S., Topgolf joined most other businesses across the country by shutting down all its locations to help slow the spread of the virus.
That also included a pause in developing future locations of the company’s driving ranges, such as the one planned for Baltimore at a site between the Horseshoe Casino and M&T Bank Stadium.
“At this time, we are focused on preparing to re-open our existing venues when we can do so safely, responsibly and in compliance with local government guidelines,” said Kara Barry, head of communications for the Texas-based entertainment company. “As a result, we have temporarily halted construction on all of our new venues that were in the development process.”
Sports columnist Peter Schmuck, whose byline has been in The Sun‘s pages for three decades, took a buyout from the city’s daily newspaper.
A member of the advertising staff also took the offer, said environment, science and weather reporter Scott Dance, who serves as unit chair of The Sun‘s union–meaning the newsroom is now protected from layoffs through the month of June.
The Maryland Jockey Club refuted a report that the Preakness Stakes will be held on Oct. 3, saying the organization is still searching for a date for the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown.
Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini noticed during spring training he was getting tired after a few swings.
“So I knew something was up, but I chalked it up to just getting older,” the 28-year-old said.
But blood samples taken near the start of camp showed Mancini’s iron levels were low, and team doctors asked him to take a second test. Mancini said he had just come down with the flu and figured it had something to do with that.