Mid-Atlantic Musings- (A New Washington D.C. International?) – by John Piassek- Thursday, December 15, 2016

MID-ATLANTIC MUSINGS by John Piassek A New WASHINGTON D.C. INTERNATIONAL? For decades, along with the Preakness Stakes, the Washington D.C. International was the highlight of the Maryland racing calendar. It was created in 1952, as a way of getting foreign horses to run in the United States, a concept that had been unprecedented. In addition,…

Mid-Atlantic Musings (After Question 1 Defeat, Where Does NJ Go From Here?)- by John Piassek- Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MID-ATLANTIC MUSINGS by John Piassek AFTER QUESTION 1 DEFEAT, WHAT’S THE FUTURE OF NJ RACING? Although it obviously was not the most important vote to happen last Tuesday, a big vote was on the ballot in New Jersey. The question posed to voters: should the state authorize the building of two casinos outside of Atlantic…

Mid-Atlantic Musings (A Breeders’ Cup at Laurel Park? Dream Baby Dream), by John Piassek — Thursday, October 27, 2016

MID-ATLANTIC MUSINGS by John Piassek A BREEDERS’ CUP AT LAUREL PARK? DREAM BABY DREAM If the months of news about Laurel Park’s renovations and upgrades, and the constant promotion of the 2016 fall racing season was buildup, the 2016 Maryland Million was the bass drop. It was the coming-out party for a track that has…