| May 21, 2011
| 6:50 PM
All week, George Bolton told anyone who would listen that Astrology was better than a 14-1 long shot in the 136th Preakness, even if he had run only two races as a 3-year-old, and even if he smashed his head on the starting gate last time out.
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 AM
As a self-proclaimed "horse fanatic," nothing infuriates me more than the harassment and degradation suffered at the hands of all the police and security teams that blanketed Pimlico last Saturday at the Preakness. Having traveled to phenomenal racing...
| May 4, 2011
| 1:24 PM
We'll get to the more serious Kentucky Derby news soon, but before we do, a brief word about patriotic fashion.
Although it's only Wednesday here at Churchill Downs, you can already take a stroll of the grounds and see countless beautiful women...
| May 7, 2011
The Internet has crowd-sourced the mint julep, encouraging the addition of alien ingredients to this once hallowed beverage, the signature drink of today's Kentucky Derby.
There was a time, before social media, when hidebound traditionalists mocked any...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:58 PM
William Allen Kroh, who owned and operated marine automobile terminals that handled thousands of autos in the port of Baltimore, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Brooklandville home. He was 80.
"He was a self-made man who had an...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 4:39 PM
If Regal Solo, a 6-year-old gelding, wins the Maryland Million Sprint Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, he would become the first horse to win three different Million races.
"He's versatile," his trainer Damon Dilodovico said Wednesday. "He's push-...
| Sep 30, 2011
During an era of sophisticated fun, The Graw drew locals and travelers alike to the racetrack in Havre de Grace to watch the eleganthorses run and, most likely, bet a dollar or two.
Celebrating these golden years of the town's historic racetrack, Havre...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Eighttofasttocatch was just that Saturday at Laurel Park, as he ignored the rain, mud and closinghorses to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic and set off a joyous celebration in the winner's circle.
Owned by Arnold Heft and his wife Sylvia,...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Kentucky Derby winnerAnimal Kingdom has a small fracture in the cannon bone in his left back leg and will be out of action for at least several weeks while doctors monitor his condition.
The colt, who is conditioned by Maryland trainer Graham Motion...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom.
These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:31 AM
June 19th marked the 25th anniversary of the cocaine related death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias. It was a tragedy that sent shock waves throughout the sports world and the entire country. It turns out it was only the beginning of...