| Mar 19, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago.
"I think she planned for the horse not to do well, so she could tease and laugh at me about...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Surprising absolutely no one, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Monday Kegasus, the tweeting centaur, would return as the official mascot of the Preakness Infield.
This was a move that was more or less predicted back in February, when several media...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 10:47 AM
He's ba-a-ack. Kegasus, that is. Apparently, you can't kill him. He's like Edward in the "Twilight" series, only with a beer gut and biker hair and a much lower IQ. Oh, and with a dopey new sidekick, too. (More on that in a moment.)
Yes, the Maryland...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 3:51 AM
Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 55 degrees. It is expected to be partly cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 43 degrees.
Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Maryland Jockey Club, the financially strapped operator of the state's major thoroughbred racetracks, substantially cut its losses last year thanks to state slots subsidies but still falls short of becoming financially stable.
Laurel Park and Pimlico...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Kegasus made its/his first promotional appearance at Pimlico Race Track Friday since it was announced the tweeting, beer-swilling centaur would return as the Infield's mascot.
His new sidekick Unicarl also made an appearance.
It was a nice bit of...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Maryland's oldest and largest off-track betting facility will shut down next month, its owners said Tuesday, because it can no longer sustain losses.
The closure of the Cracked Claw restaurant and sports palace in Frederick County on Oct. 9 is the latest...
| Oct 1, 2011
Just about every Friday morning, Karen Lubieniecki takes a leisurely stroll to Laurel Park, finds a place along a railing at the nearly empty racetrack and spends an hour or so watching the horses exercise as the sun climbs the sky.
It isn't that she's a...
| Sep 30, 2011
Many of us have noticed that the Wild Buffalo Grill, a local restaurant at 10024 Washington Blvd. N. (Route 1), has been closed for a while. The owners are remodeling and doing some repairs to the building after it was hit by lightning last month.
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:40 PM
Rosecroft Raceway and members of the state's thoroughbred industry, including the Maryland Jockey Club, are expected to enter into binding arbitration to resolve a dispute over simulcasting fees.
The parties failed to reach an agreement by the Oct. 1...
| 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...