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  • Racing canceled at Laurel Park due to changing temperatures

    Racing canceled at Laurel Park due to changing temperatures
    Officials at Laurel Park have canceled racing events Saturday because of weather conditions. "With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60 today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing again," Maryland...
  • Police, security say crime is low at Maryland Live casino

    Police, security say crime is low at Maryland Live casino
    Around the clock, teams watch surveillance footage from more than 1,000 cameras covering nearly every inch of the 2 million-square-foot Maryland Live casino, which includes restaurants, a music venue and a 5,000-space parking garage. Two hundred...
  • Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

    Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts
    The race car — what's left of it — sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted. "It ain't very pretty to look at," Pete Kantorsky, Jr. said of the 1937 Ford. But one man's junk is...
  • Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician

    Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician
    Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70. "Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
  • An unprecedented step for Md. racing

    An unprecedented step for Md. racing
    The Maryland Racing Commission took an important step this week agreeing to join other Eastern states in a set of regulations for the amounts and kinds of medications that can be used at the track. But there is still more that needs to be done to ensure...
  • Expanded bonus program boosts Maryland's horse industry

    Expanded bonus program boosts Maryland's horse industry
    When jockey Chelsey Keiser rode Greentree Road, a 6-year-old gelding from Frederick, across the finish line to place second in the fourth race at Laurel Park on Thursday, she earned his owner 20 percent of the $15,000 purse, or $3,000. It was far from...
  • Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus

    Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus
    Twenty-seven horses at the Bowie Training Center have been isolated after a filly became sick and had to be euthanized Saturday, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. It was suspected that the horse might have equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), but the...
  • 'Sweet-tempered' Ben's Cat seeks to pad surprise legacy at Maryland Million

    'Sweet-tempered' Ben's Cat seeks to pad surprise legacy at Maryland Million
    King Leatherbury won't pretend he knew what he had in Ben's Cat. If the legendary Maryland trainer had seen the brown gelding's potential, he never would have stuck him in a $20,000 claiming race, there to be snatched by any other enterprising horseman....
  • Boyce ready to ride Eighttofasttocatch to Maryland Million win

    Boyce ready to ride Eighttofasttocatch to Maryland Million win
    Forest Boyce was not worried when she heard the results of the Maryland Million post-position draw, even though two of her seven entries drew the rail position. Eighttofasttocatch, the 2011 champion and this year's favorite in the marquee $150,000...
  • How the other Maryland Million Races finished

    How the other Maryland Million Races finished
    Ten races were run during the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park on Saturday. Here's a look at how they finished. Race 1 - Maryland Million Nursery – Six Furlongs – Winner: It's a Bang (1:10.48) Walter Vieser II’s It&...
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic

    Eighttofasttocatch wins Maryland Million Classic
    The 94-year-old owner shook hands from his wheelchair in the winner's circle at Laurel Park, pleased with his horse's performance. Arnold "Arnie" Heft had just watched Eighttofasttocatch win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic. "Racing has been...
  • Harford's William Boniface honored for equestrian writing

    Harford's William Boniface honored for equestrian writing
    The Boniface family will be forever synonymous with the horse industry in Maryland. The family farm, Bonita, located in Darlington, has bred, trained and raced thoroughbred horses at tracks in Maryland and across the country for decades. But one of...