| May 17, 2012
| 3:51 PM
— As the draw for Preakness post positions came to an end Wednesday evening, Donna Peiffer's work was just beginning.
Into the night she worked, turning a dozen colorful cloths into identification badges that will help millions of racing fans...
| May 19, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Baltimore Police say up to 50,000 people have shown up at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes. The department expects about 112,000 people to come to the event by the time this evening's big race has been run.
If the race hits that mark, it would be one...
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:45 AM
A year after the Maryland Jockey Club encouraged Baltimore to get its “Preak” on with a feather-ruffling advertising campaign for last year’s Preakness party, event organizers are turning to a spokes-centaur named “Kegasus”...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic.
The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel.
The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
| May 19, 2011
| 4:08 PM
No one gets to take the Woodlawn Vase home anymore.
Jeanne Murray Vanderbilt made sure of that in 1953 after her husband's horse, Native Dancer, won the Preakness by a neck. She was not going to be responsible for the three-foot-tall, 30 pound solid...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:16 PM
It may not be an entirely empty threat, but the specter of moving vans hauling the Preakness away is running on fumes.
Not because Maryland's racing industry has found a mattress full of cash or because the public en masse has developed the urge to go to...
| May 21, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Great news, everyone. I tracked down Kegasus in his “man stall,” and after he made all the reporters on hand close their eyes and throw darts at a dartboard, he finally answered all the softball questions they had to throw at him. But here...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:05 PM
In life, you don't always get exactly what you want. But once in a while, when you do, it turns out to be something wonderful. Such is the case with Marlene Koeppel's dream home.
"I had always wanted this condo," she said, her petite frame, wide eyes and...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:37 PM
With 6,325 wins, King Leatherbury is the all-time third-winningest trainer in the country.
The 78-year-old has raced horses on the local circuit and beyond for more than five decades.
But he's never had a horse of major national prominence. And he isn't...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:22 PM
I spoke Thursday with Steve Zubrick, the science and operations officer at the NWS forecast office in Sterling, and we talked again about Baltimore's curious history of snowfalls on Dec. 5. It seems he, too, was intrigued by the phenomenon.......
| Apr 15, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Let's see. West Side Story is at the Hippodrome. Folks are always looking for good dining tips around the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. Often I've seen people wandering the neighborhood, singing, "There's a place to eat, somewhere a place to........
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Lucy C. Acton, a former Evening Sun feature writer who later was editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, formerly Maryland Horse Magazine, died June 7 of cancer of the appendix at Gilchrist Hospice Care.
The Timonium resident was 63.
"She was a...