| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:57 PM
King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday at Laurel Park.
Leatherbury got win No. 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Wednesday's live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled because of "extreme weather conditions" in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.
Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting, though.
“It is better to wait and...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70.
"Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:24 PM
When jockey Chelsey Keiser rode Greentree Road, a 6-year-old gelding from Frederick, across the finish line to place second in the fourth race at Laurel Park on Thursday, she earned his owner 20 percent of the $15,000 purse, or $3,000.
It was far from...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Governor Jack, a former racehorse, cantered smoothly and landed multiple jumps in front of the crowd at Pimlico Race Course, as if he had been an event horse his entire life.
Elissa Ogburn, his 14-year-old trainer and rider, knew how far he had come....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Laurel Park is offering free admission to city of Laurel residents and military members as part of a combined celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9. The day includes the running of the City of Laurel Stakes and a Salute the Troops celebration of U.S. military...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Frank Stronach, owner of Pimlico, is in Washington, D.C., this week. He discussed his new book, "Magna Man: My Road to Economic Freedom," at a session today.
Yesterday, he spent time on Capitol Hill, working to spread his theory that American...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
There probably won’t be many complaints about the new carry-in restrictions that the Maryland Jockey Club will institute for this year’s Preakness weekend. The Boston Marathon bombings have put everyone in the big-crowd business on a...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When his first Kentucky Derby horse, Orb, was named the favorite Wednesday, Stuart S. Janney the III was not there to raise his hands triumphantly for the cameras.
He won't be in Louisville at all in the days leading to the race. A short phone call with...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Some years, Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind has to turn horses away from the Preakness. He and other members of the staff may look through the credentials of 20 horses, calculating their earnings -- the Preakness uses a fairly...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
They likely won't recognize each other Saturday as they go to the gate for the 138th Preakness.
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Departing, a horse some believe could be the only one capable of ending this year's Triple Crown chase in Baltimore, will...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 4:22 PM
What do you call a horse who stops and sights his target — the racetrack — before a workout?
Target Sighted, of course. And to exercise rider Molly Moran, who arrives early to wait with the horse for the Laurel Park track to open for training...