Thoroughbred Simulcasting Returns Jan. 1 at Rosecroft Raceway


(Fort Washington, MD – December 18, 2012) Thoroughbred simulcasting will return to Rosecroft Raceway on January 1, 2013 for the first time in nearly three years under an agreement announced today at the monthly Maryland Racing Commission meeting at Laurel Park.

The agreement between Rosecroft Raceway, Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners’ Association, Maryland Standardbred Breeders’ Association, Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the Maryland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association allows for full, cross breed simulcasting to commence at the start of the new year. Rosecroft will have the right to import all interstate Thoroughbred signals as well as simulcasts from the two MJC tracks (Laurel and Pimlico) while the MJC tracks and their off-track betting locations will be permitted to resume interstate Standardbred simulcasts and to simulcast live racing from Rosecroft Raceway.

“We are pleased to bring Thoroughbred simulcasting back to Rosecroft and think this will be beneficial to the entire racing industry in the State of Maryland,” said Christopher McErlean, Vice President of Racing for Penn National Gaming, Inc., parent company of Rosecroft Raceway.

The last Thoroughbred simulcast signal taken at Rosecroft was in December 2009.

The new simulcast schedule for Rosecroft Raceway will be posted at before Christmas. Rosecroft’s fall Standardbred meet ends Saturday, December 22. The track has already been approved for a 54-night live racing schedule in 2013.