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…

Mid-Atlantic Musings (Laurel Park Fall Preview), by John Piassek — Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Musings By John Piassek Laurel Park Fall Preview Wednesday, September 7, 2016 In the racing world, there’s a lot to look forward to in the fall. There’s the Breeders’ Cup, of course. There’s the great meets at Belmont Park, Keeneland, and Kentucky Downs, among other places, not to mention the loads of Breeders’ Cup…

Mid-Atlantic Musings By John Piassek — Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Musings By John Piassek Wednesday, August 31, 2016 The American Championship Racing Series: A Look Back  This year’s Pacific Classic was trumpeted as the biggest race of 2016, and it lived up to the hype. 2014 Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome dominated the race, going gate-to-wire to defeat champion mare Beholder and 2015 Santa Anita…