| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Security at Pimlico's historic Preakness barn will be heightened this year, a move that comes amid renewed concern about doping and horse safety in the sport.
All visitors, including veterinarians, who want to spend time with horses scheduled to run in...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Just about 11 months ago, shortly after the 2012 Kentucky Derby had concluded, Mike Pons, who along with his brother Josh owns and runs Bel Air's Country Life Farm, explained that in the business of thoroughbred breeding, having the offspring of one of...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:51 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mine That Bird spent the week tucked away in the Kentucky Derby Museum, not far from the track at Churchill Downs and the throngs wondering who will win the 139th run for the roses.
The 2009 Derby winner seems to enjoy when...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:59 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Baltimore lawyer Frank Morgan helped swimmer Michael Phelps, then 16 years old, select Peter Carlisle as his agent. Phelps was years away from stardom, but Carlisle aggressively marketed his client, hoping to eventually elevate him...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Charles William Gilbert, 76, whose address is listed as the Aberdeen Post Office, was charged Friday with failing to appear in court in a case in which he was charged with having an alcoholic beverage in a retail area.
Justin P. Walters, 30,...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Maryland, and specifically the Baltimore region, has a long and storied history as a major player in horse racing. Thoroughbred owners, trainers and the horses live and work in our valleys, and every year the Preakness Stakes brings tens of thousands of...
| May 26, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Only 30 horses have made it to the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
Eleven have succeeded.
This is whyI'll Have Another's quest to become the 12th at Belmont Park on June 9 will captivate a nation that long ago stopped paying...
| May 17, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Rick Dutrow knows there's a difference coming into Preakness with a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and one that didn't even make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs.
If anything, it might be a little easier for Dutrow coming to Pimlico...
| May 5, 2012
| 7:46 PM
About 7 p.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Mario Gutierrez was escorted by a group of handlers and police officers into the paddock at Churchill Downs.
The sign over his head, the one touting the 138 years of Kentucky Derby history by listing the first and...
| May 20, 2011
| 6:20 PM
Trainer Graham Motion has made his final preparations for the Preakness, and feels confident Animal Kingdom will run well Saturday.
By the time betting closed Friday night, Animal Kingdom had slipped a bit in the eyes of betters. Dialed In will begin...
| May 16, 2012
| 4:55 PM
While Doug O’Neill has been able to enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer during the past week and a half, his time in town hasn’t been devoid of controversy.
The trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another has been accused...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:41 PM
D. Wayne Lukas has had plenty of success with horses running in the second leg of the Triple Crown. His five career wins at Pimlico's featured event speak for themselves.
But this year, Lukas decided to take a slightly different approach. His horse,...