Great news for Maryland racing!
Md. horse racing industry makes 10-year agreement – The Daily Times
ANNAPOLIS, MD. — An elusive long-term agreement has been reached for Maryland’s struggling horse racing industry that includes 146 live racing days next year at the state’s major tracks and avoids the annual uncertainty in recent years about racing dates, negotiators and Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Friday.
In 2010, live racing was on the verge of collapse before the O’Malley administration intervened to work out a short-term arrangement to keep it going. Since then, the industry had aimed for long-term plan to bring stability to horse racing.
The parties say they will ask the Maryland Racing Commission to approve the 2013 schedule on Tuesday.