Statement from Governor Martin O'Malley on the State of Horse Racing in Maryland
ANNAPOLIS, MD (December 21, 2010) –Governor Martin O’Malley issued this statement today on the future prospects of horse racing in Maryland:
“It's disappointing the parties involved could not reach an agreement. We are prepared to aggressively protect the State’s interests, as we did two years ago when presented with the threat of losing Maryland"s treasured Preakness Stakes.
“I would encourage the track owners, industry representatives, and horsemen and breeders to return to the table and reach an agreement that protects the jobs that depend on our rich history of racing in Maryland. We will continue to explore the legal options available to us.”