| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:13 PM
State Fair meet runs Friday to Labor Day
The second season of horse racing in Maryland begins Friday with nine races at the Maryland State Fair, the only fair east of the Mississippi that still conducts a sanctioned thoroughbred meeting....
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:57 PM
The Maryland Jockey Club on Tuesday announced the addition of 10 more stakes to the Laurel Park fall schedule. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has inserted five Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired races into the mix: the All Brandy Stakes (Sept....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Our community reaches another milestone as Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of the church's establishment. Fifty years ago, there were 90 Catholic families in the Maryland City area. Representatives met in a...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:36 PM
A year ago, Joe Aitcheson, Jr. sat in his room at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, surrounded by racing mementos, and pondered a reporter's question: How could a jockey who's broken nearly every bone in his body have the gumption to win a record...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Seventeen months after he became a one-day sensation by bolting free down U.S. 1, thoroughbred Bullet Catcher is set for a gentle retirement.
Now 5 years old, with 20 starts behind him, the gelding is munching hay on a Montgomery County farm, waiting to...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
| May 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81.
His wife of 38 years, the...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:05 AM
On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special.
A walkover usually only...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:15 AM
If you go the Preakness this weekend, odds are you'll recognize the voice calling the race.
That's because the voice belongs to Dave Rodman, who has called the Preakness — and every other horse race at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, except...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:57 AM
It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago.
Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
| May 17, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Steven Brandt's road to owning a Triple Crown racehorse is built on relationships.
It is about his late mother, Shirley Brandt, who told her son shortly before she died that he finally had a horse who would qualify for a classic race.
It is about...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Longshots, exotics, exacta boxes? For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing and handicapping terminology can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, learning the ins and outs of horse...