| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 2:31 PM
Reigning U.S. Horse of the Year Havre de Grace has been retired after suffering an ankle injury during a workout at Churchill Downs, owner Rick Porter said today.
Trainers noticed the five-year-old mare had “a little heat” in her right...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:04 PM
The 2011 American Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Havre de Grace was retired from racing after suffering an ankle injury Sunday while training at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, the horse's owner said.
"It is with great disappointment that I have to announce...
| 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,...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:48 PM
Rosecroft Raceway, founded in 1949 and closed in 2008, will reopen its doors on a new harness racing season Friday night.
"We're ecstatic," Tom Cooke, president of the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association, told the Maryland Racing Commission at its...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:10 AM
The Tuff Truck Race was held at the Mason Dixon Fair Grounds Oct. 22 and 20 competitors vied for the top spots in both 2- and 4-wheel-drive categories and a chance to take home the Shoot Out trophy.
The 2-wheel-drive class saw Daryl Eshleman take first...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Rosie Napravnik became the first woman ever to win the Kentucky Oaks five weeks ago.
Today, the former Hereford student who began her career in Maryland can become the second woman to win the Belmont – or any Triple Crown race, for that matter...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:06 AM
When the American Thoroughbred Horse of the Year for 2011 is announced in Los Angeles Monday night, the winner will most likely have been chosen for his or her consistency – a survivor in a year when there was no clear-cut star to emerge on the...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Live horse racing is back after the Maryland Racing Commission approved racing dates for both the Timonium Fair Grounds race track and Laurel Park on Friday.
Timonium will open for the Maryland State Fair meet Aug. 26, which will be the first live racing...