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Another Standardbred Shows Versatility

August 14, 2015:

Charlene Sharpe is doing what she loves to do. The full-time reporter who works for the Dispatch newspaper of Berlin, Md. is moonlighting by showing and racing horses. She is having a great time, along with being successful....read on

Ocean Downs To Host MSS

June 27, 2014:

The resurgent Maryland Sire Stakes returns for its annual trek to the eastern shore of Maryland with the kickoff of the stake program and four and five-year-old trotters taking the spotlight at Ocean Downs this Sunday....read on

Five Sire Stakes Walkovers

August 30, 2013:

On Thursday night, five racehorse owners were extremely pleased. They raced in five separate races, for purses totalling more than $400,000, and they didn't face any competition....read on

Googoo Gaagaa Trots To Track Record

August 10, 2012:

Maryland Standardbred Fund action returned to Ocean Downs on Thursday night (August 9), featuring three-year-olds of both sexes and gaits....read on

Rickman Looking For Support In MD

March 1, 2012:

It has been reported that William Rickman, owner of Ocean Downs, is supporting a bill which would allow Ocean Downs and Rosecroft Raceway to continue to offset their operating costs with funds from Maryland casinos beyond 2012...read on

World Record Lowered At 'The Ocean'

August 26, 2011:

A World Record was lowered Thursday, August 25 at Ocean Downs, as eight finals of the Maryland Sire Stakes, worth a total of $200,000, went postward...read on

Ocean Downs Cancels Sunday Card

August 14, 2011:

Due to heavy rains on the eastern shore, Maryland, Sunday night’s race card at Ocean Downs was cancelled...read on

Financial Support For Fair Racing

July 25, 2011:

As local fairs continue to cite mounting costs as a reason for dropping live harness racing dates, one track is stepping up and agreeing to fund the purses for its local fair over the next five years...read on

Ocean Downs, Maryland Harness Racing Profiled

May 9, 2011:

Ocean Downs' 40-date meet is scheduled to kick off on June 19, and with the state of flux and uncertainty the Maryland harness racing industry has been forced to deal with over the past few years, it is safe to say that there will be a transition period this summer...read on

Maryland Subsidy Bill Passes, With Strings

April 12, 2011:

Late on Monday, April 11, legislators in Maryland gave the green light for millions in state capital to be directed to racetracks...read on

No Simo Deal Means No Govt Money

April 11, 2011:

It has been reported that before the state of Maryland hands over millions of dollars to racetracks to cover day-to-day operating costs, Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and Rosecroft Raceway must have a...read on

Comments On Track Operating Subsidy Bill

March 31, 2011:

"I think the message is very clear -- that the horse racing industry as a whole has to come up with some type of sustainable plan in the short-term because now their back's against the wall."...read on

Track Operating Subsidy, Government Oversight Step Closer To Reality In Maryland

March 29, 2011:

According to a report, racetracks in Maryland are now a step closer to getting a state subsidy for operating costs, but legislators opposed to such a move got pretty figurative about the situation yesterday...read on

Rosecroft Purchase Finalized

February 28, 2011:

On Monday, February 28, Penn National Gaming completed its transaction to purchase Rosecroft Raceway, thus completing the track’s Chapter 11 reorganization plan which called for the sale of substantially all of the assets of...read on

More On Rosecroft Sale

January 31, 2011:

Penn National Gaming bought Rosecroft Raceway for $10.25 million last Friday, and plans to restore live harness racing to the track this year...read on


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