: News

Jockey Club: 'We Are Not For Sale'

Play associated audio

The developer of a planned casino near the Arundel Mills Mall south of Baltimore is asking the state to seize two race tracks from the Maryland Jockey Club and sell them to the developer. Maryland's horse racing industry warned for years that the long tradition would come to an end without the legalization of slots gambling in the state.

They just never imagined the slots casino would be built in the parking lot of Arundel Mills Mall -- instead of at the tracks. But that is exactly what is planned after Anne Arundel County voters passed a ballot measure Tuesday approving the mall casino 10 miles from the Laurel Park racetrack.

Now, casino Developer David Cordish, says his company could use slot-machine proceeds to restore the Pimlico and Laurel Park racetracks to profitability.

The Jockey Club says the tracks aren't for sale.

A spokesman for Gov. Martin O'Malley says the administration doesn't want to get involved.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
WAMU 88.5

Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.