| Feb 27, 2014
| 3:37 PM
On Saturday, March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth planted his feet in the batter's box of the baseball diamond at the Cape Fear Fair Grounds in Fayetteville, N.C., and slammed a pitch.
The confident rookie, who had just signed with the Baltimore Orioles,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Edward Feete was buried this past week.
His was a simple service at a Falls Road funeral home, attended by dozens of his friends and remaining family. Eddie was 68, still youngish by today's standards for a long life. But Eddie was a big guy — a...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:00 AM
On Monday, July 8, a group of 15 seniors from Conowingo, Rising Sun and Port Deposit traveled to Baltimore to visit the Ronald McDonald House on Lexington Street. The group, formed in 2006, meets every Monday morning – rain or shine – at the...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:58 AM
This week's annual Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair is in full swing at the Carroll County Agriculture Center on Ag Center Drive in Westminster.
The fair moved to Westminster in 1954, to the Ag Center, which was established as a private organization on...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
They likely won't recognize each other Saturday as they go to the gate for the 138th Preakness.
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Departing, a horse some believe could be the only one capable of ending this year's Triple Crown chase in Baltimore, will...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Nicole Stall boarded the first plane to Maryland she could catch when she heard of Benjamin Boniface's death last June.
She was there to grieve the death of a boy she had known since his birth.
But also to work. In the days after the 20-year-old's death...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:33 AM
Tesio, Shine Again will be run today at Pimlico
Pimlico Race Course will feature two stakes today, the $75,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds and the $50,000 Shine Again for Maryland-bred fillies and mares. The Tesio is a prep for runners...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:03 PM
Pimlico Race Course
Abstraction wins Tesio; 'Gracie' takes Shine Again
Abstraction was bottled up most of the way, but when he finally angled out for clear sailing, he spurted to the lead and drew away to win the $75,750 Federico Tesio Stakes for 3-...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Havre de Grace, the racehorse who shot to fame after being voted 2011 American Thoroughbred Horse of the Year, is getting more love from the city for which she was named.
The Havre de Grace Arts Commission has released a new medallion bearing the horse's...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace treated Fair Grounds guests to a shamrock-flavored shower of power Saturday, giving those on hand and racing fans all over the world aSt. Patrick's Day to remember with a facile 4 1/2-length victory as she made...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Raconteur caught Hakama in the final jump to win the $100,000 Private Terms Stakes, the feature offering on a springlike Saturday at Laurel Park.
Raconteur raced behind the first four runners into the turn, then launched his bid four wide into the lane,...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:51 PM
In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California.
Since the late 1980s,...