| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:43 AM
When Mario Pino got his first look at his mount for the second race at Laurel Park on a brisk fall afternoon last month, he wasn't impressed.
Sizing up the field of nine, the Ellicott City jockey thought Torcello was unlikely to bring him any closer...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Thomas K. Pettit, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer who later co-owned a natural-foods store, died Tuesday of complications after gall bladder surgery at Northwest Hospital.
The one-time Timonium and Mays Chapel resident was 86.
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:13 AM
When she was growing up, Ellen Potter was an avid reader, and nothing thrilled her more than settling down with her well-worn copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic 1911 children's novel, "The Secret Garden."
The book's heroine, 10-year-old Mary...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 11:51 PM
Bold Affair quickly opened a lead on her way to an easy victory over filly and mare rivals in the $75,000 Conniver Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park.
Owned by Charles Reed and Mike Zanella and trained by Howard Wolfendale, Bold Affair left the gate as...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The Inner Harbor's carousel, which has delighted children for three decades and drawn attention as an historic artifact, has been ordered to move by the end of March, a victim of sagging sales and unpaid bills.
But the man who brought the 106-year old...
| Mar 17, 2012
The Manor Tavern sits in the in the thick of beautiful Monkton, where the land is big but the community is tight, and folks know the names of their neighbors' ancestors, children, horses and hunting dogs.
Change, when it comes here, comes slowly, which...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Spring brings all kinds of new life. The Assateague Island Alliance reports two foals born recently to the wild horse herd that roams the National Seashore near Ocean City.
The little filly pictured here was born last Friday to an 8-year-old mare...
| Mar 22, 2012
105 years of shows.
90,000 pounds of elephants.
And a bunch of shoes, size 28EEEEE. For the clowns, of course.
When it comes to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, an entertainment extravaganza that routinely, without being challenged, bills...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:55 AM
A proposal to relax the zoning regulations for pick-your-own operations has farmers at odds with one another.
The zoning regulation amendment before the County Council, which was discussed at a public hearing Jan. 17, would remove the requirement that...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 11:09 PM
Eighttofasttocatch had to work hard for it, but at the finish he was the repeat winner of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing-day feature at Laurel Park.
Under guidance by the meeting's leading rider, Sheldon Russell, the son of...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 3:02 PM
The most visually stunning probable entrant in the upcoming Kentucky Derby could also become the favorite with a good showing at the Blue Grass Stakes this weekend.
Hansen, a nearly all white colt trained by Mike Maker, is the 6-5 favorite in Lexington....
| Apr 15, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Bold Affair caught front-runner Valiant Passion and rolled to a convincing victory in the $75,000 Primonetta Stakes, the feature offering Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
Abel Castellano asked the 4-year-old filly to engage Valiant Passion around the far...