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Article - Business Regulation


    (a)    (1)    On or before December 1, the Commission shall award all racing days for the next calendar year.

        (2)    However, the Commission may meet after December 1 to award racing days that are requested in applications.

    (b)    (1)    Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Commission may award for any calendar year up to the number of racing days requested by an applicant.

        (2)    The Commission shall award at least 40 live racing days to be run at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore City in each calendar year unless otherwise agreed to by the racing licensee and the organization that represents the majority of licensed thoroughbred owners and trainers in the State or unless the racing licensee is prevented by weather, acts of God, or other circumstances beyond the racing licensee’s control.

    (c)    The decision of the Commission on the award of a racing day is final.