| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who came up lame in the days following the Belmont Stakes, has a slab fracture in his left hind leg that will require surgery. He will not race again this season, according to Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin and trainer...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:44 AM
A nuclear scan helped doctors diagnose Animal Kingdom with the start of a stress fracture in his hind end.
The injury won't require surgery, and the Kentucky Derby winner could return to full training after 30 days of rest and 60 days of light work.
| May 4, 2012
| 9:23 AM
ON THE SITE...
Governor's crime chief to depart: Kristin Mahoney, one of Gov. Martin O'Malley's longest-serving aides, is leaving her role as head of the governor's crime prevention office for a job in the U.S. justice department. She said her move is...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:30 PM
On those recent warm days, was there anyone in Baltimore who didn't think ahead to an afternoon in the infield at Pimlico?
We're just 60 days from the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes.
Over at the Sun's Preakness page, you can catch up on all the...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:00 AM
It takes a few seconds to realize what you are looking at.
The Sunday cover of The New York Times always features one of the very best photographs taken in the world that week, and those shots are very often quite jarring. In some faraway land, you often...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 7:21 PM
We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun.
A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...
| 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.
| 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.
| 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...