| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:22 AM
A new marketing campaign unveiled Monday aims to replace the tweeting centaur Kegasus as mascot of the Preakness Infield.
The campaign seems to be the latest component of the Infield marketing roll-out, but the Maryland Jockey Club is not taking credit...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:11 AM
Kegasus, the lovable centaur who hosted last year's Preakness InfieldFest, has been reported missing by the Maryland Jockey Club, and there is speculation that his disappearance is an inside job.
The well-designed new Facebook site devoted to the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Wanted: new mascot for 137-year-old racing event. Must appeal to the young and Web-savvy. Social media experience required.
That's the premise of an anonymous marketing campaign unveiled this month to unseat the tweeting centaur Kegasus as the mascot...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The country band Little Big Town and the British rock band The Darkness will perform at the Preakness Stakes Infield this year, the Maryland Jockey Club is set to announce this morning.
The bands are the last piece of the live entertainment roster at...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Pimlico Race Course has a new logo.
The second-oldest racetrack in the United States unveiled its logo Tuesday. The design features a cupola weather vane -- an iconic track feature -- and a 'Pimlico' script with 'Home of the Preakness' written below....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Horse breeder and trainer Jackie Dale MacLeod was thrilled when Rosecroft Raceway reopened last year after a two-year hiatus. That's because, during that time, MacLeod survived by racing and breeding horses out of state, even though his farm is based in...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Like many horse racing tracks across the country, the Ocean Downs harness track on the Eastern Shore is hemorrhaging money. It lost an average of $2 million annually for the past five years.
Ocean Downs' owner, William Rickman, wants the state's help. He...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Maryland's horse racing industry has faced a multitude of threats in recent decades — increased competition from other forms of gambling; massive subsidies to horsemen, breeders and tracks in other states; an aging fan base and a general decline...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Joseph B. Kelly, the dean of Maryland turf writers and nationally known thoroughbred historian who also had been the longtime racing editor of the old Washington Star, died Monday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium.
The Charles Village...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:00 AM
A striding horse set atop an oval that includes the checkerboard pattern on the Maryland flag will serve as the logo for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 logo Friday. The Baltimore-based Leffler Agency...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:02 PM
Terps men survive, 2-1, in 2OT in ACC semifinal
Top-seeded Maryland survived a sluggish first half to defeat fourth-seeded Clemson, 2-1, in double overtime Friday night in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission set a Nov. 30 deadline for the completion of what could be an unprecedented 10-year deal to outline the future of horse racing in the state.
It will come and go without signatures on the contract.
"I wouldn't read...