Monday, June 04, 2007

Only three more days of live racing at Pimlico. It is such a shame that they only run 31 live days. Next Sunday, all the trailers will be coming and going. "Old Hill Top" will become a training facility with grandstands until next April.

The future of this historic track will probably be decided on the floor of the State House next February, or sooner. It is almost a done deal that a slot machine bill will pass during the 2008 session. It is even possible that a special session will be called this fall to get the ball rolling. The battle lines are being drawn, and the delegation form the Pimlico area are still anti-slots. If the bill passes without any one armed bandits installed at Pimlico, the track is done. Magna will sell the land to a developer, and we can say good-bye to Pimlico Race Course, and The Preakness Stakes.

Finally, I wanted to let all the readers know, that I have declined the offer from Darley to my breeding rights, so they have contacted my brother and co-writer "Alan H". Both Alan and I are from a modest New York stallion, and a unraced mare, so I don't know why they are interested! Oh, Well!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This was a very entertaining meet at Pimlico, and just as momentum develops for twilight cards, it ends. With the tremendous competition from outside and Colonial about to open, Pimlico was already running out of horses. See you at the cracked claw. -- j.s.


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