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Pimlico, Laurel Park to maintain 146 days of racing in 2012

Pimlico, Laurel Park to maintain 146 days of racing in 2012

The owner of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association reached a tentative agreement Saturday to maintain 146 days of live racing next year, avoiding another last-minute showdown that threatened the racing industry.

"I am glad we got this resolved," Richard Hoffberger, president of the horsemen's association, said in a statement. "This means running the same amount of live days as this year which was important to the horsemen to maintain a year-round program."

The Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Laurel Park and Baltimore's

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