PREAKNESS STAKES 2014

Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68

Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68

Prominent Maryland trainer Richard "Dickie" Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68.

Ben's Cat wins Mister Diz at Pimlico again

Julian Pimentel kept Ben's Cat under a snug hold until a furlong from home, then signaled for him to go and spurted away to win the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes,...

Monday night ministry reaches racetrack workers

Inside the hushed contours of the racetrack kitchen, deep in the cloistered, hardscrabble world of the backstretch at Laurel Park racetrack, every head was...

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Counting Crows, The Fray to play Black-Eyed Susan Day

Counting Crows, The Fray and Annie Bosko will perform at Pimlico Race Course's Black-Eyed Susan Day on May 16, the Maryland Jockey Club announced this morning.

Bill Dwyre: Old Dude is still game in the Big 'Cap

The deciding moment in Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap couldn't have been more perfectly scripted. The horses' names described the action.

Sports Digest: Reshuffled Barbara Fritchie field gains Merry Meadow

Winning Image, Villette not permitted to leave Parx Racing because of quarantine

Sports Digest: Bandbox, Ilikecandy win at Laurel Park

Bandbox and Ilikecandy won their respective races Monday at Laurel Park. Bandbox took the $250,000 General George Handicap (G3), giving the horse its first win in nearly three years.

Sports Digest: Palace favored to win $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park

Palace is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for today's $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park, a 7-furlong race with nine sprinters. A son of City Zip, Palace won three straight stakes races in New York last year, including the Fall Highweight, before two second-place finishes on the inner...

Laurel Park cancels today's card because of snow

Because of the significant snow that hit the Baltimore and Washington markets Thursday, live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for today.

Mount St. Joe grad Larry Collmus named race caller at Churchill Downs

Larry Collmus, a 1984 Mount St. Joseph graduate, has been named race caller for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, beginning with opening night of the season on April 26.

Bill Dwyre: After impressive win at Santa Anita, Candy Boy will stay put

In the horse-racing world, it is still a lifetime until the May 3 Kentucky Derby.

Laurel Park cancels Thursday's card because of snow

Because of snow in the Baltimore and Washington markets, live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for today.

Trevor McCarthy wins race at Laurel Park despite losing irons

Trevor McCarthy has ridden 171 winners in his young career, but none more exciting than scoring with Chi Chi's Pride in Thursday's third race at Laurel Park.

Extrasexyhippzster strolls to victory in Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel

Extrasexyhippzster waited behind traffic, pounded through an opening when the field straightened for home and pulled away to an impressive score in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes for 3-year olds.

Thomas Voss, thoroughbred trainer, dies at 63

Thomas Horne Voss, a nationally known thoroughbred trainer and a lifelong Maryland horseman, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday at his Monkton home. He was 63.

Sports Digest: Four stakes winners featured in Laurel's Miracle Wood Stakes

Saturday's race is an early test for 3-year-olds

Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather

Wednesday's live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled because of "extreme weather conditions" in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas. 

Top steeplechase trainer Thomas Voss dies

Thomas Voss, a top trainer of steeplechase and flat race horses, died suddenly at his Monkton farm on Tuesday.

Maryland-based Carrasco wins Eclipse Award for apprentice jockey

Victor Carrasco became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice Saturday night.

Leatherbury passes Van Berg for fourth on all-time win list

King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday at Laurel Park.

Racing canceled at Laurel Park due to changing temperatures

Officials at Laurel Park have canceled racing events Saturday because of weather conditions.

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