Category Archive: Chris Dragone

May 14 2008

UPDATE: Dragone to be canned after Preakness; Queen of Hearts commands, “Off with their heads!”

According to an article in the Thoroughbred Times, Magna Entertainment will fire Chris Dragone, president and general manager of the Magna-owned Maryland Jockey Club, following Saturday’s Preakness. Tom Chuckas, for 11 years the CEO of the nonprofit organization that owns the Maryland standard-bred track, Rosecroft Raceway, will replace him. Magna kingpin Frank Stronach explained: “Chris …

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May 13 2008

Dragone out in Maryland?

The Baltimore Sun is reporting here that Magna Entertainment, parent company of the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), which owns Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, may relieve MJC president and general manager Chris Dragone of his duties. If so, it would be the second time in less than eight months that the MJC had changed …

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Apr 18 2008

Good news, bad news

Spring has sprung on the mid-Atlantic region, which means, among other things, the Pimlico spring meet is upon us. Good news for racing fans, indeed. The Pimlico spring meet is Maryland’s marquee racing meet, a stakes-stuffed two-month stand which will, for a time, command the attention of the racing world. The Preakness (May 17), of …

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