| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Julian Samuel Stein Jr., a retired public relations executive who was an adviser to Gov. J. Millard Tawes, died June 22 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 93.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Stein was the son of a...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 5:31 PM
On the steeplechase course, William Meister frequently competes with a catch-me-if-you-can style and Saturday at the 110th Grand National in Glyndon, nobody could.
Not even defending champion Private Attack, who went on to win the 2011 Maryland Hunt...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Maryland-based jockey Mario Pino says he once heard that the great race rider Laffit Pincay would wear his underwear inside out. For luck.
Ramon Dominguez, Eclipse Award-winning jockey the last two years, likes to have Perrier water and animal crackers...
| 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...
| May 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Last year, 8.8 million viewers saw NBC’s coverage of the Preakness. That’s the kind of big-tent mass audience that makes the race one of Baltimore’s showcase events. And that doesn’t count the hundreds of thousands who will watch...
| May 19, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley scored the behind-the-scene tour most Preakness fans wish for: an up-close look at the 11 horses in the Stakes Stables.
Tom Chuckas, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, walked the governor around the barns, packed high with hay...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:39 PM
Joseph A. "Joe" DiPaola Jr., an award-winning Baltimore Sun photographer whose 1962 picture of the controversial nose-to-nose Preakness finish resulted in the suspension of a jockey, died Friday of cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| May 19, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A few final thoughts as we approach the 6:18 post time for the 137th running of the Preakness:
It comes down to this: Either Bodemeister can run the same race he did two weeks ago, or he can’t. If he can, he likely won’t be beat. Kentucky...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Rudolph S. Gebhardt, who went from being a circus performer to a banker, died Sept. 10 of a blood clot at his Clearwater, Fla., home.
The former longtime Glen Arm resident was 86.
The son of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performers, Mr....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Looking for a cozy place that has space to raise a few horses, some greener pastures and an Olympic-size indoor training arena to call all yours? Well, you just missed your chance.
The Creig Northrop Team sold a 66-acre property in the 16000 block of...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Hamilton Smith’s brother, Franklin, came out to the track at Churchill Downs to see two horses he knows well
Franklin, who breaks about 150 horses each year, turned both Dulluhan, trained by Dale Romans, and Done Talking, trained by Hamilton Smith,...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Nancy R. Frenkil, a horsewoman and avid gardener who enjoyed entertaining family and friends, died Saturday of cancer at Nancy Lee Farms, her Worthington Valley home.
Mrs. Frenkil was 75.
The daughter of a carpenter/home builder and a homemaker, Nancy...