| Mar 25, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Drinking makes you smarter -- at least, that's the case at Harbor East's The Tavern Room.
In name and style, this newly opened front division of Fleet Street Kitchen portrays a laid-back sense of refinement that's a nod to both classic American...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:38 AM
Prominent Maryland trainer Richard "Dickie" Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68.
Born in Baltimore on December 2, 1945, Small attended Gilman, played...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:43 PM
Kirwan Equine Group, LLC & Ed Hipps’ Extrasexyhippzster waited behind traffic, pounded through an opening when the field straightened for home and pulled away to an impressive score in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes for 3-year olds, one of four...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Gambling on horses isn't only confined to the mutuel windows at the race track or to a TwinSpires or TVG online account.
Before any thoroughbred even stands in its birthing stall, considerable study and financial investment will have gone into the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Larry Collmus, a 1984 Mount St. Joseph graduate, has been named race caller for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, beginning with opening night of the season on April 26.
The Derby is May 3.
The 47-year-old Collmus, who started calling races...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Harford Hill Farm, an iconic estate in the Fallston/Monkton steeplechase country of western Harford County, is for sale – part of it, anyway.
About 57 acres of the 247-acre estate, at 2501 Pocock Road, including the iconic two-story, Georgian...
| 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 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Thanks to an agreement between Harford and Baltimore counties, the Joppa area trash transfer station plan was abandoned by Harford officials. Solid waste from Harford County would be taken to Eastern Sanitary Landfill near White Marsh.
| 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...