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Statement from Maryland Labor Secretary on Maryland Racing Commission's Conditional Approval of Stron-MJC and Prince George's Racing Ventures Applications


LAUREL, MD (July 29, 2011) – Earlier today, the Maryland Racing Commission – a commission within the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation – granted two licenses to continue horse racing in Maryland. Stron-MJC Limited Partnership was granted a license to hold thoroughbred racing at Laurel and Pimlico racetracks and Prince George's Racing Ventures was granted a license to hold standardbred racing at Rosecroft Raceway.

Both racing licenses were awarded upon the express conditions that both operators must guarantee projected losses at the tracks through the end of 2012, and both operators must run a minimum number of live racing days through the end of 2012.

Maryland Labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez released the following statement:

“Today's licensing approval comes as a direct result of the O'Malley Administration's continued commitment to live racing and is an important step forward in securing the future of racing in Maryland and supporting thousands of racing-related jobs.”

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