| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:04 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:04 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:56 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
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,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:09 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:52 PM
Sports Legends Museum
Ravens' Brigance to receive Community Service Award
The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation announced that it will present former Ravens player O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, with its Community Service Award at the annual "Babe'...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 11:57 PM
Major Indoor Soccer League
Blast starts fast, routs Silver Knights, 27-13
Lucio Gonzaga scored three goals and Machel Millwood and Adriano Dos Santos each had two, helping the Blast defeat the Syracuse Silver Knights, 27-13, on Sunday. Eight players...
| May 19, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In the days leading up to Saturday's 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, favorite Orb's trainer, Shug McGaughey, said on a few occasions he felt his colt had yet to run his best race.
After the gate opened at Pimlico and sent off the nine Preakness...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:04 PM
When Heat Press last ran in Maryland, he finished third in a three-horse race.
Yet his owner — the same man who managed to turn the idea of quick-drying fabric into an athletic apparel empire that brought in nearly $2 billion in revenue last...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness.
Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...