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  • Owners of Bel Air's Country Life Farm have eyes on Kentucky Derby

    From The Aegis dated May 5, 1988: Horse racing fans everywhere had their eyes on the Kentucky Derby 25 years ago this week, but probably nowhere in Harford County more so than at Country Life Farm in Bel Air. One of Country Life's top mares, Light of...
  • Modified security policies in place for Preakness

    On the third Saturday in May, generations of Baltimoreans marched onto the infield at Pimlico Race Course with their coolers in tow, an image that helped define the Preakness Stakes. No longer. The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled enhanced security...
  • Respect the julep

    The Kentucky Derby, arriving seasonally as the mint is springing up, provides an excellent occasion for preparing and savoring a mint julep. So I offer you my recipe again this year. Do keep in mind that the julep is not some genteel lady's drink but a...
  • War of 1812 demonstration enacted at Heritage event [Port Deposit]

    The former Carriage House to the Tome Mansion was the scene of fascinating story-telling and scrumptious refreshments April 25 as the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation held its 38th annual General Meeting. After an abbreviated business meeting and...
  • 'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win

    'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win
    "Amazing! A day for the ages," was the way Mike Pons put it about an hour after Orb, the son of the onetime Harford County based stallion Malibu Moon, stayed off a blistering early pace and out of trouble on a sloppy track and then blew away the rest of...
  • It's true, everyone deserves their due [Commentary]

    Earlier this week, during an interview I conducted while working on a Kentucky Derby preview piece, Mike Pons, who along with his brother, Josh, own Bel Air's Country Life Farms, said something that resonated with me: "The whole secret to life is having...
  • The spirit of the Kentucky Derby lands at Pimlico for the day

    The spirit of the Kentucky Derby lands at Pimlico for the day
    The racing gods obviously got their signals crossed, choosing to grace Pimlico with a glorious afternoon to enjoy the first jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday while the 19 horses in the Kentucky Derby slogged through the mud at Churchill Downs. So...
  • STI havens within galloping distance of Preakness

    STI havens within galloping distance of Preakness
    If indecent exposure laws aren't enough to give adventurous Pimlico infield visitors pause, here's another disincentive: The famous race course lies inside of one of Baltimore's statistical hot spots for gonorrhea. Just in time for the end of national...
  • Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby

    Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby
    Unless you are a farmer or a you deliver morning newspapers, Bel Air's Mike Pons probably woke up earlier than you did on Thursday. Pons, joined by one of his brothers, a son and a nephew, rose before the sun and was on the road by 4:15 a.m., on his way...
  • Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney

    Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney
    Stuart Janney III slipped into Churchill Downs virtually unnoticed Saturday afternoon, a few hours after landing in Lexington and driving to the track with his wife, two children and son-in-law. The northern Baltimore County resident, who had avoided...
  • Orb, trainer bask in morning glow after Derby win; Preakness is next

    Orb, trainer bask in morning glow after Derby win; Preakness is next
    LOUISVILLE, KY. – Trainer Shug McGaughey came to his barn Sunday morning before the sun had cleared the horizon, as he has done most days for more than 35 years. Dozens of people were gathered there, under the roof, dodging the rain and trying to...
  • Preakness field begins to take shape

    Preakness field begins to take shape
    LOUISVILLE, KY. — This year, Doug O’Neill and his assistants sat in the office at a barn in the far corner of the Churchill Downs backside. Few reporters dropped by, and O’Neill was not asked repeatedly to relive the running of the...