| May 19, 2012
| 9:43 AM
The crowd as a whole is behaving surprisingly lucid and laidback, enjoying their neon yellow mugs full of beer. Anyone turned off by the debauchery of say, five years ago, might want to consider coming back.
Then I spot the first public vomiting sighting...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:47 PM
Two days after Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another's thrilling win over Bodemeister under sunny skies and in front of a packed house, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas pronounced the 137th running of the Preakness a rousing success.
| May 23, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Baltimore Baby! I was so proud how the Maryland Jockey Club had fixed up Pimlico for the Preakness. Every building, every railing and sign — all were freshly painted with magnificent yellow flowers everywhere! Baltimore is first class!
| May 24, 2012
| 9:46 AM
For the past three years, Maryland has experienced an unprecedented crime wave of political corruption. The only comparable period in memory would be the 1970s, when a governor was jailed and a sitting U.S. vice president (who had served as governor and...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In his recent commentary, "Too many Md. politicians have chalk on the shoes" (May 25), Douglas Schmidt gets points for originality for inventing a standard he can use to smear people who have committed no crime. However, he uses it mostly to smear...
| Jun 3, 2012
Eleven years have passed since the Cordish Cos. broke ground on their first casino venture, a project with the Seminole tribe of Florida.
Since then, the Baltimore-based developer, which builds and runs urban retail and entertainment venues, has been...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:30 PM
Nearly two years after Maryland's first casino opened, the state has yet to dole out any of the $3.6 million in slots revenue that has accumulated for small, minority- and women-owned businesses, frustrating advocates and lawmakers.
State officials are...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:33 PM
No, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, Dale Romans does not like your innovation known as the Belmont Stakes barn.
"The barn is ridiculous," Romans, trainer of Belmont second-favorite Dullahan, said Thursday. "There's too many horses in there...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Secretariat's legend hardly needs bolstering.
But, his supporters feel, the race he ran on the third Saturday in May at Pimlico back in 1973 does require revisiting.
The Maryland Racing Commission agrees, and will consider a proposal to change...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 11:41 AM
Tom Chuckas, the president of the Maryland Jockey Club, said he "does not see the need to change" the way the Preakness field is selected.
The path to the Kentucky Derby has changed.
Since 1986, graded stakes earnings have been...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:47 AM
A letter to Governor O'Malley:
When you first assumed office, you made it clear that you favored bringing slot gambling back to Maryland as a way to raise revenue for the state. Many citizens were against legalizing this exploitive activity which has...
| Nov 12, 2011
Amid legal wrangling and a ballot fight, it seemed as though the casino proposed for Arundel Mills would never become a reality.
Nearly two years ago, the state's slots commission awarded Anne Arundel County's sole slots license to Baltimore developer...