| Oct 5, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Renewed jostling to expand gambling in the state began Wednesday as a national casino operator painted its proposal to build a casino in Prince George's County as good for taxpayers and as Frederick County lawmakers asked constituents if they want slots...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 2:52 PM
A 25-year-old man was shot in the head and chest early Sunday morning in the parking lot of Pimlico Race Course, which has recently started hosting late-night private events in hopes of generating additional revenue.
The shooting was one of at least...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:11 AM
School and fall sports currently occupy most families' time during October, but don't miss out on some wonderful fall opportunities.
Both Brock Bridge and Maryland City elementary schools welcomed visitors Oct. 10, as Brock Bridge Elementary hosted...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:29 PM
Robert Cole Jr. has had a lot of horses over the years. Some for a day, some for a month.
It's how the Towson native plays the game, claiming horses and having his horses claimed. In 2008 he owned 230 horses, and his stable won 238 races, making him...
| Oct 16, 2011
Softly Lit and Embracing Hearts finished first and second, respectively, in the 82nd running of the Selima Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Laurel Park.
The $75,000 Selima, Laurel's oldest stakes race, was the feature attraction as the track...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 3:54 PM
With the Maryland thoroughbred industry as close as ever to demise, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday brokered a last-minute deal that guarantees live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course and ensures the storied Preakness Stakes will...
| Dec 30, 2010
| 8:42 PM
Frances Kent has made her home for 22 years in one room along the backstretch at Laurel Park. She pays no rent, but also has no private bath or cooking appliances, which are not allowed, so she saves coupons for Arby's roast beef specials and other fast...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Could the Preakness join the Super Bowl and the final round of the Masters as a member of the must-watch Sunday sports scene?
It's worth discussing a move from Saturday afternoon to raise the profile and the profits of the second leg of racing's Triple...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom.
These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:11 AM
From the Alibi Breakfast to the solid-silver Woodlawn Vase and the Black-eyed Susan blanket draped over the winning horse, the Preakness Stakes is steeped in history and tradition. Tomorrow's much-anticipated contest at Pimlico Race Course will be —...
| May 21, 2011
| 2:45 PM
The Infield shenanigans at the Preakness are legendary -- and they were years before Kegasus came along with his whole “Be legendary” spiel -- but for young newcomers who came to Pimlico today to see yahoos running on porta-potties or drunks...
| 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...