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  • Editorial: It's time for Maryland's image of horse racing to be remolded

    Editorial: It's time for Maryland's image of horse racing to be remolded
    Slot machines have been up and raking in the cash in Maryland for long enough now that a discernible effect on purses at horse tracks should be at least on the horizon. What that means for a faltering segment of the local entertainment industry is a more...
  • Notebook: Hereford's Napravnik sets record for female jockeys

    Notebook: Hereford's Napravnik sets record for female jockeys
    Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Hereford) closed out a career-best season Dec. 31, securing the highest spot ever for a female jockey on the North American leader board. Finishing the year with $12,451,713 in purse earnings and 193 wins with 191 seconds and 167...
  • Michael Phelps visits Graham Motion at Maryland training center

    Michael Phelps visits Graham Motion at Maryland training center
    Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time and current Canton dweller, headed north to visit another of the state's most successful sportsmen, horse trainer Graham Motion. Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, tweeted the above photo of the two...
  • Can Maryland racing draw women to the track?

    Can Maryland racing draw women to the track?
    I am a female sports fan. I go to games, watch them on TV, download the apps, read the stats, and buy the T-shirts. I recently heard about the launch of a new professional women's soccer league, and I started thinking about the sports to which I am...
  • Trainer Doug O'Neill returns to Baltimore as challenger in Triple Crown chase

    Trainer Doug O'Neill returns to Baltimore as challenger in Triple Crown chase
    Doug O’Neill is back in Baltimore, this year to spoil a Triple Crown instead of take the next step toward winning one. A year after bringing I’ll Have Another to Baltimore just two days after winning the Kentucky Derby, then frantically...
  • Orb again impresses with breeze, expected to arrive at Pimlico this afternoon

    Orb again impresses with breeze, expected to arrive at Pimlico this afternoon
    Orb’s reputation began growing at Churchill Downs the Monday before the Kentucky Derby, when the colt breezed four furlongs in 47.80. The run looked effortless and made Orb the talk of Louisville – and the morning-line favorite. Though there...
  • Horse racing mean more than just two minutes of action a year [Commentary]

    Horse racing mean more than just two minutes of action a year [Commentary]
    Like many people who have a primary leisure time pursuit, at this time of year I take a secondary interest in another sporting venture: horse racing. For me, though, horse racing has a particular and beneficial relationship with my first choice in...
  • Derby winner Orb arrives in Baltimore for 138th Preakness

    Derby winner Orb arrives in Baltimore for 138th Preakness
    Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner who will be the favorite to win Saturday's 138th running of the Preakness, rarely enters his stall until he has had time to graze. On Monday afternoon, the strapping colt co-owned by Baltimore County resident Stuart...
  • Jockeys call for increased disability insurance

    Jockeys call for increased disability insurance
    Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs. Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never...
  • Orb at ease as Preakness nears

    Orb at ease as Preakness nears
    Kentucky Derby winner Orb continues getting accustomed to his temporary Maryland home, which involves mostly eating the grass on a small plot of land outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course. He did that for another 40 minutes -- as per a routine...
  • HdG lost out on Preakness when The Graw closed [Havre de Grace]

    It's Armed Forces weekend, dear readers, May 18 is Armed Forces Day, a tribute to those who have served or are serving in any of our military branches. We salute them for their courage and dedication. Saturday is also the running of the 138th...
  • Baffert makes it official: Govenor Charlie will run in Preakness

    Baffert makes it official: Govenor Charlie will run in Preakness
    Pimlico Race Course officials confirmed Wednesday there will be nine probable starters for Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness with the addition of Govenor Charlie, trained by Bob Baffert, a five-time winner of the race. Baffert had been...