| 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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Craig Moe didn't look like he was betting with both fists Saturday at Laurel Park, but he didn't exactly come off as a wide-eyed neophyte either as the city of Laurel teamed with the track for a feel-good cross-promotional event.
Inside a former...
| 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,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. will speak at an Author Luncheon on Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Harford Community College's Chesapeake dining rooms. McDaniels' biography of Isaac Murphy, "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy," was just...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Forest Boyce was not worried when she heard the results of the Maryland Million post-position draw, even though two of her seven entries drew the rail position.
Eighttofasttocatch, the 2011 champion and this year's favorite in the marquee $150,000...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:04 AM
E. Allen Murray Jr., an electrical engineer and prominent thoroughbred horse breeder from Harford County, died on Aug. 13. He was 80.
E. Allen Murray Jr., an electrical engineer and prominent thoroughbred horse breeder from Harford County, died Aug. 13....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Funeral services for E. Allen Murray Jr., a prominent Maryland thoroughbred horse breeder and owner and lifelong Harford County resident, will be held on Monday, Aug. 19, at Zellman Funeral Home in Havre de Grace at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be Sunday,...
| 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 16, 2013
| 3:15 AM
The former Havre de Grace Racetrack, known as "The Graw," was the site of many spirited and historic horse races in its relatively short existence from 1912 to 1950.
This October, the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will honor African-...
| 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 13, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Allen Murray, a Maryland horse breeder best known for bringing the stallion Our Emblem to Maryland and then selling him for $10 million in 2002, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at his farm, family members said. He was 80.
Murray owned and...
| 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...