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  • Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders

    Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders
    In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California. Since the late 1980s,...
  • Optimizer using Preakness to prepare for Belmont Stakes

    Optimizer using Preakness to prepare for Belmont Stakes
    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,...
  • The Pons brothers' Country Life Farm is thriving, thanks to a special horse

    The Pons brothers' Country Life Farm is thriving, thanks to a special horse
    If you were among the millions who turned on their television May 5 to watch the Kentucky Derby, or were one of the thousands lucky enough to be at Churchill Downs racetrack the previous day for the Kentucky Oaks, you would have seen two horses in the...
  • Charlie Hall has one of the most important jobs at Pimlico

    Charlie Hall has been patrolling the barns at Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center for 24 years now and is the Maryland Jockey Club's stall manager. "He does all the dirty work," MJC racing secretary Georganne Hale said. "I make...
  • Larry Jones embraces his calling in equine chiropractics

    Larry Jones embraces his calling in equine chiropractics
    Larry Jones poured his heart into his hockey career as a young boy growing up in Alberta, Canada, skating on frozen parking lots for what seemed like days at a time. "My mom pretty much had to call 911 to get me away from the arena," he said from the...
  • Preakness notes: Trainers stress the need for a national horse racing comissioner

    Preakness notes: Trainers stress the need for a national horse racing comissioner
    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...
  • Prostitution reported in Aberdeen [Police blotter]

    Aberdeen 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,...
  • Time is running out to save Md. horse racing

    Time is running out to save Md. horse racing
    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...
  • April: Teacher of the Year, The Aegis honored

    April: Teacher of the Year, The Aegis honored
    The title of Teacher of the Year for Harford County was given to Christina O'Neill, Bel Air Middle School language arts teacher. O'Neill was chosen from the more than 3,200 teachers in the county. Election Day for the Harford County presidential primary...
  • Digest: Big 2nd quarter propels perfect Blast past Wings, 15-8

    Et cetera Big second quarter propels perfect Blast past Wings, 15-8 In the first part of a two-game Thanksgiving weekend road trip, the Blast defeated the Wichita Wings, 15-8, on Friday to improve to 6-0 in the Major Indoor Soccer League. Leading...
  • Pimlico hopes to attract new clientele with attractions

    Pimlico hopes to attract new clientele with attractions
    This spring's season at Pimlico includes attractions designed to renew long-fading interest in thoroughbred horse racing: live music, a wine festival, beer and bourbon tastings, tutorials on betting and special contests. Get them to come once, the...
  • A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages

    A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages
    The world of sport is one of upsets, results that defy logic: N.C. State beating Houston for the NCAA basketball title in 1983 or Villanova over Georgetown two years later, Larry Owings over Dan Gable in college wrestling in 1970, the 1980 Miracle on Ice,...