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  • Thoroughbred racing resumes at Pimlico on Thursday

    Thoroughbred racing resumes at Pimlico on Thursday
    Thoroughbred racing will resume at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday afternoon with a nine-race card to kick off the track's 35-day spring meeting. The schedule will be highlighted by the 139th Preakness Stakes, with a richer purse of $1.5 million, up...
  • Chaney to be inducted into International Boxing Hall

    Boxing Chaney to be inducted into International Boxing Hall Former Baltimore boxer George "K.O." Chaney will be inducted as an old-timer into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 8 in Canastota, N.Y. Chaney, who was born here in 1892, had a...
  • Time to stop horsing around [Editorial]

    Disturbing though it has been that the windfall of tax revenue from the legalization of casino gambling in Maryland has failed to prevent increases in the sales tax rate and the tax on gasoline, some consolation can be found in Maryland's thoroughbred...
  • State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014

    State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014
    Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will have 146 days of racing in 2014, including the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 17. It’s the same number that has been scheduled the last four years. The Maryland Racing...
  • 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb retires to start stud career

    2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb retires to start stud career
    The 3-year-old colt who inspired a summer fervor for Maryland horse racing by winning five straight races, including the 2013 Kentucky Derby, is entering retirement. Orb, owned by Baltimore native Stuart S. Janney III and home-bred at Phipps Stable,...
  • Winter schedule announced for Laurel Park

    Horse racing Winter schedule announced for Laurel Park Laurel Park's winter meet will begin Jan. 1 and include 46 racing days over 13 weeks, the Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Maryland Horse Breeders...
  • 2014 Preakness purse raised to $1.5M, Maryland Jockey Club announces

    2014 Preakness purse raised to $1.5M, Maryland Jockey Club announces
    The purse for the 2014 Preakness has increased from $1 million to $1.5 million, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. It’s the first increase of the Triple Crown race’s purse since 1998. The second jewel of the Triple Crown will be run...
  • Youse's Orioles win 29th amateur national title

    Baseball Orioles scout team wins amateur national title Youse's Orioles, an amateur scout team for the Baltimore Orioles made up of college players, won their 29th All-American Amateur Baseball Association national championship by beating Johnstown...
  • Harford already well represented in new equine hall of fame [Commentary]

    Harford already well represented in new equine hall of fame [Commentary]
    Better late than never is what I'll call this column. Back in mid-May, when I was spending a few days in Baltimore helping out with The Sun's coverage of the run-up to the Preakness, I completely overlooked another horse-related story with a strong...
  • As Orb's comeback falls short in Saturday's Travers, a brother is set for stud duty in Bel Air

    As Orb's comeback falls short in Saturday's Travers, a brother is set for stud duty in Bel Air
    One of the half-brothers of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who finished a close up third in Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga, has moved to Maryland in preparation for entering stallion duty at Country Life Farm in Bel Air. Freedom Child, runaway...
  • Jockeying for position

    Jockeying for position
    Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...
  • Turcotte cherishes 40th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown

    Turcotte cherishes 40th anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown
    Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte is savoring the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's amazing Triple Crown performance in 1973, and why not? It was the ride of his life. "I had a wonderful career," Turcotte said on Tuesday. "I was the leading rider...