| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:28 PM
Maryland's thoroughbred horse racing tracks and the state's horsemen are close to agreement on a 10-year deal that would give the industry stability it has not seen in decades, those involved in the negotiations say.
"We've had years of not knowing what...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Joseph B. Kelly, the dean of Maryland turf writers and nationally known thoroughbred historian who also had been the longtime racing editor of the old Washington Star, died Monday of cancer at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium.
The Charles Village...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 7:00 AM
A striding horse set atop an oval that includes the checkerboard pattern on the Maryland flag will serve as the logo for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 logo Friday. The Baltimore-based Leffler Agency...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 1:34 PM
More than $26 million — 7 percent of all revenue from slots in Maryland — has been pumped into racing purses at the state's tracks over the last two years.
As industry insiders work to figure out a long-range plan they believe will restore...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
After a vigorous discussion, the Maryland Racing Commission approved the first raise in 12 years for losing jockeys during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting at Laurel Park.
All losing riders -- those who finish out of the top 3 spots in a race -- will...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 6:58 AM
Haunted barn and hayride — Anne Arundel County Fair, Fri. and Sat., Oct. 26-27, 7-10 p.m.; and Sun., Oct. 28, 7-9 p.m., fairgrounds in Crownsville, 1450 General's Highway (Route 178). Kid's birthdays may be celebrated at Picnic Pavilion for cake and...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:33 AM
The story of how thoroughbred racing and the rural communities of Harford County became intertwined is told in artifacts and pictures through January as part of an exhibit at the Hays-Heighe House on the campus of Harford Community College.
| Oct 27, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Oden Bowie, the former secretary of the Maryland Senate and grandson of Maryland Gov. Oden Bowie, died Oct. 23 at the Arbor at Baywoods in Annapolis of complications from a fall he suffered at his home last month. He was 97.
His daughter, Ambler Bowie...
| Mar 26, 2013
People flock to Pimlico Race Course on the third Saturday in May for the excitement, for a good party or for a stiff Black-Eyed Susan. The bill of fare, though, hasn't been high on the list of attractions since the Coolidge administration.
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:48 PM
Bold Affair broke for the front and raced comfortably on the lead the remainder of the way in defense of her title in the $100,000 Conniver Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.
Bold Affair carried Abel Castellano to a two-length victory, beating...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will headline a concert the day before Preakness at Pimlico Race Course, organizers announced Friday.
The show is part of the People's Pink Party, a partnership between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and takes place...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Ten horses were injured and euthanized at Laurel Park over nearly six weeks this year, prompting the state to investigate why the rate of deaths at the racetrack had spiked so drastically and suddenly.
But the deaths remain a mystery, a concern for horse...