| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Dale Capuano winced at the sight of the 10 or so people watching the horse race at Laurel Park as he walked from the paddock into the 3,000-seat grandstand. Most were familiar faces.
Out on the track, his filly, Calcutta Cat, reeled from a rough break...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Hereford) closed out a career-best season Dec. 31, securing the highest spot ever for a female jockey on the North American leader board.
Finishing the year with $12,451,713 in purse earnings and 193 wins with 191 seconds and 167...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:11 PM
Minutes before Tuesday’s meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission, officials representing tracks and horsemen from throughout the state staked out space in a darkened lounge at Laurel Park. They shuffled through paperwork, then wrote quickly on the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Laurel Park canceled live racing after the second race Wednesday due to inclement weather, the Maryland Jockey Club announced in a news release.
Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will remain open for simulcasting.
Live racing is scheduled to resume...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:24 PM
A 10-year deal signed Friday promises to stabilize Maryland's storied horse racing industry by encouraging capital improvements at Pimlico and Laurel Park and guaranteeing at least 100 live racing days each year, according to the state's track operators,...
| 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 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...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:16 AM
Want a tip on this Saturday's Preakness?
"In these big races, it's all about the horse that's peaking," J. William Boniface says, giving Orb's recent win in the Kentucky Derby as an example.
He should know, because 30 years ago Boniface was training a...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Maryland Jockey Club senior vice president for communications Mike Gathagan credentialed more than 1,600 media members for the 138th Preakness.
We talked to a few of them to get their take on how Saturday's race might end up. Not surprisingly, they went...
| May 18, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Preakness had its share of glitterati in attendance this year.
Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, and his wife — and "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" reality show co-star — Shannon Tweed hung out in the Jockey Club, while "House of Cards" star Kevin...
| May 19, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there.
Many at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, from celebrated trainers to $2 bettors, offered thoughts of what to do with Old Hilltop, the methuselan home of the 138th Preakness Stakes.
The Maryland Jockey...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports'...