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  • Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli taking his dream to Vegas

    Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli taking his dream to Vegas
    For Frank Carulli, it's not just a cliche anymore. He really is going to be living the dream in a few weeks. The longtime Maryland Jockey Club handicapper and race analyst is working his final Preakness on Saturday and will finish out the spring meet at...
  • Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a 'sophisticated' task

    Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a 'sophisticated' task
    In a pair of low-slung green stables manned by security guards and watched by 24-hour surveillance cameras, a pack of brawny young horses will be monitored, poked and assessed down to the blood in their veins. The horses set to race in the 138th...
  • Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach

    Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach
    In the first week of her reporting internship for a horse-racing newspaper, Gabby Gaudet nervously approached one of the most celebrated figures in the sport. "Can you tell me how you first got involved in the game?" she asked Kelly Breen, who trained the...
  • Digest: Tesio, Shine Again will be run Saturday at Pimlico

    Et cetera Tesio, Shine Again will be run today at Pimlico Pimlico Race Course will feature two stakes today, the $75,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds and the $50,000 Shine Again for Maryland-bred fillies and mares. The Tesio is a prep for runners...
  • Catching Up With ... Joe Aitcheson

    Catching Up With ... Joe Aitcheson
    "Gone Ridin' " reads the sign on Joe Aitcheson's door, beneath a wooden silhouette of a horse's head. "Be Back. Maybe." It's an apt howdy-do from Aitcheson, 84, the winngingest steeplechase rider of all time. A member of the National Museum of Racing'...
  • Digest: Eighttofasttocatch, Bold Affair, Jewel of a Cat win stakes races at Pimlico

    Pimlico Race Course Eighttofasttocatch, Bold Affair, Jewel of a Cat win stakes races Eighttofasttocatch took the lead 10 jumps out of the gate and led the rest of the way to win the $91,750 Henry S. Clark Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday....
  • Digest: Pimlico press box renamed to honor former Sun reporter Kelly

    Pimlico Race Course Press box renamed to honor former Sun reporter Kelly Before Sunday's first race, the Pimlico Race Course press box was renamed to include Joe Kelly, who covered horse racing for nearly 70 years before his death in November at age...
  • Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness

    Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness
    When Heat Press last ran in Maryland, he finished third in a three-horse race. Yet his owner — the same man who managed to turn the idea of quick-drying fabric into an athletic apparel empire that brought in nearly $2 billion in revenue last...
  • Boniface family deals with death, looks ahead for Maryland Million Day

    Boniface family deals with death, looks ahead for Maryland Million Day
    The Boniface family of Bonita Farm in Darlington has been through a lot this year. Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when he lost control of his pickup truck on the private farm lane early one morning in June after "he failed to negotiate a curve," according...
  • Maryland Million entries a good sign for horse industry

    With a sizable106 horses signed up to run in its 11 races, the 27th Jim McKay Maryland Million on Saturday at Laurel Park dodged a bullet considering the decline in the state's foal crop the past several years. Racing not only suffered in Maryland in the...
  • With Target Sighted, Campitelli optimistic for Maryland Million Turf

    With Target Sighted, Campitelli optimistic for Maryland Million Turf
    What do you call a horse who stops and sights his target — the racetrack — before a workout? Target Sighted, of course. And to exercise rider Molly Moran, who arrives early to wait with the horse for the Laurel Park track to open for training...
  • On Maryland Million Day, Ben's Cat continues to amaze -- and win

    On Maryland Million Day, Ben's Cat continues to amaze -- and win
    There was no surprise and little wonder for trainer King Leatherbury, when his nearly machine-like 6-year-old gelding Ben's Cat won yet again Saturday on Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park. Victory has become expected. At age 79, with 6,349 career...