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  • 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...
  • Bel Air-based horse breeders have reason for Derby fever

    Bel Air-based horse breeders have reason for Derby fever
    Just about 11 months ago, shortly after the 2012 Kentucky Derby had concluded, Mike Pons, who along with his brother Josh owns and runs Bel Air's Country Life Farm, explained that in the business of thoroughbred breeding, having the offspring of one 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...
  • Columns are like first dates: Don't talk about the weather

    I try to write these sports columns as though I were talking to a woman with whom I was out on a first date. That means, unless something crazy has just gone down, like a blizzard or a hurricane, do not talk about the weather, and try at all costs not...
  • 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...
  • Hope for horse racing in Maryland [Commentary]

    That the Orioles could be turned around and have a winning season in 2012 and then open the 2013 season with a victory possibly is reason to hope that other Maryland sporting traditions can be revived. Three cross country horse races that constitute...
  • HCC Grand Prix still going strong after 25 years

    HCC Grand Prix still going strong after 25 years
    The year was 1985 and Oliver Kennedy was on his way to dinner with a friend when he drove by Howard Community College. A light bulb went off. Kennedy, a Columbia native and manager of equestrian show-jumping competitions around the country, had been...
  • Longtime jockey Pino one win shy of joining all-time top 10

    Longtime jockey Pino one win shy of joining all-time top 10
    Jockey Mario Pino, an Ellicott City resident who has spent most of his career in Maryland, is close to joining horse racing's top 10 all-time North American wins list. Pino is just one win away from tying Hall of Fame rider Earlie Fires, who is currently...
  • Preakness 2013 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb

    Preakness 2013 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb
    Ticket sales for the 138th Preakness Stakes are up nearly 10 percent over last year, with some fans excited that the winner of the Kentucky Derby has a connection to Maryland. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Monday that ticket sales...
  • The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now

    The next generation of horse racing stars is arriving now
    Horse racing's center stage, the place where the industry's best jockeys and trainers reside, is getting crowded. Ramon Dominguez, John Velazquez and current No. 1 jockey Javier Castellano may not be ready to exit stage left. Trainers Todd Pletcher,...
  • Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?

    Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?
    Deputed Testamony is 32-years-old. His dark brown coat is shaggy, and his biggest excitement is going into his paddock at Bonita Farm for three or four hours of grazing each day. He is a pensioner, an icon. The oldest living winner of a Triple Crown...