| 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...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:08 PM
Television watchers can thank Peter Larsson and his fast-growing Hanover company for one of the best views available for Sunday's race through downtown Baltimore — and for just about any car race anywhere in the U.S., for that matter.
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:20 PM
• Oct. 2, 1911, Laurel Park opened for racing under the direction of the Laurel Four County Fair. Three years later, New York City grocery entrepreneur James Butler purchased the track and made renowned promoter Matt Winn general manager. Winn is...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:08 PM
Bonita Farm in Darlington has acquired a young stallion that its owners hope will revive its thoroughbred horse breeding fortunes.
Etched, a 6-year-old son of Forestry, will begin standing at Bonita for the 2012 breeding season, farm stallion manager...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:35 PM
Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, is back on the training track at the Fair Hill Training Center and being pointed toward the $10 million Dubai World Cup in late March.
Trainer Graham Motion couldn't keep the delight from his...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:36 PM
A year ago, Shared Account arrived at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as an outsider. Oddsmakers made her a 46-1 long shot, and her response was to win.
This year, she's back to defend her title in the $2 million Grade I race....
| Sep 7, 2011
Phelps on national team for 4 events
Michael Phelps of Fells Point was among 109 swimmers named to the 2011-12 USA Swimming national team Tuesday, along with fellow 2011 world championship gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 5:41 PM
Animal Kingdom, the thoroughbred that won this year's Kentucky Derby, got a police escort to Pimlico for the Preakness. Wounded war veterans got escorts to Orioles games. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell got an escort to the Grand Prix.
| 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...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:55 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...
| Oct 1, 2011
Just about every Friday morning, Karen Lubieniecki takes a leisurely stroll to Laurel Park, finds a place along a railing at the nearly empty racetrack and spends an hour or so watching the horses exercise as the sun climbs the sky.
It isn't that she's a...
| 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-...