| 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...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 3:16 PM
The co-owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course have ended their tumultuous one-year partnership, leaving Maryland's thoroughbred racetrack operator with a single owner.
Penn National Gaming said Thursday it had agreed to sell its minority stake...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 11:06 AM
When the American Thoroughbred Horse of the Year for 2011 is announced in Los Angeles Monday night, the winner will most likely have been chosen for his or her consistency – a survivor in a year when there was no clear-cut star to emerge on the...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Laurel Park will be host to 68 race days and 27 stakes races this fall after the Maryland Jockey Club reached agreement with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association today. The schedule was approved by the...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 6:00 PM
The latest owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course says the Preakness is the key to turning around the state's horse racing industry.
Greg Avioli, who heads The Stronach Group's racing business, told state regulators Friday that the second leg of...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Live horse racing is back after the Maryland Racing Commission approved racing dates for both the Timonium Fair Grounds race track and Laurel Park on Friday.
Timonium will open for the Maryland State Fair meet Aug. 26, which will be the first live racing...
| May 18, 2011
The Black-Eyed Susan has been the official cocktail of the Preakness Stakes since time immemorial. At least since the 1950s, estimates Pimlico Race Track historian Joe Kelly.
The cocktail has been re-invented over the years, but not enough to satisfy...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Frank Stronach, Pimlico's owner and a successful breeder, wants to bring horse ownership to the masses — by selling stock in six new racehorse investment companies.
For $10 a share, investors could own a piece of thoroughbreds that would be trained...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:46 AM
Maroon 5 and the rapper Wiz Khalifa will headline this year's Preakness Infield May 19 at Pimlico Race Track, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday morning.
It's the fourth year the Infield has hosted marquee performers as part of the InfieldFEST, an...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 10:39 PM
Lacie Slew rallied from next-to-last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park.
Sent to post as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares, Lacie Slew carried Joe Rocco Jr. to a one-length victory...
| 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...