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  • Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby

    Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby
    On a cool Saturday morning, Hamilton A. Smith — the programs call him that, but most every acquaintance calls him Ham or Hammy — is doing his best to do as he always has. He moves around his barn at Laurel Park, working his staff. His rapid-...
  • King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it

    King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it
    With 6,325 wins, King Leatherbury is the all-time third-winningest trainer in the country. The 78-year-old has raced horses on the local circuit and beyond for more than five decades. But he's never had a horse of major national prominence. And he isn't...
  • King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup

    King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup
    King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs. "I made the rule from the beginning, if I could not raise the [supplemental] $100,000 entry fee, I wasn't going," the legendary Maryland...
  • Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic

    Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic
    Eighttofasttocatch has gone from being an excitable horse to a well-mannered, explosive performer who is the morning line favorite for Saturday's Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelded son of Not For Love owes that in part to...
  • Our snowy Dec. 5ths ... just a coincidence?

     
    I spoke Thursday with Steve Zubrick, the science and operations officer at the NWS forecast office in Sterling, and we talked again about Baltimore's curious history of snowfalls on Dec. 5. It seems he, too, was intrigued by the phenomenon.......
  • Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships

    swimming Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships Katie Hoff, who spent most of her swimming career at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club while growing up in Towson, won the 400-meter freestyle at the short-course world championships in...
  • Jockey Club owners and horsemen at odds over live racing season

    Jockey Club owners and horsemen at odds over live racing season
    On the eve of the Maryland Racing Commission's last scheduled meeting of the year, the owners of the state's two major thoroughbred tracks and horse-racing industry representatives were trying to hammer out a last-minute deal to ensure live meets can be...
  • Maryland Racing Commission rejects horse-racing proposal

    Maryland Racing Commission rejects horse-racing proposal
    The future of live thoroughbred racing in Maryland — along with the Preakness Stakes —is in jeopardy once again after a state commission on Tuesday rejected a proposed racing schedule contingent on several conditions that horse owners and...
  • O'Malley brokers last-minute deal to guarantee live racing

    O'Malley brokers last-minute deal to guarantee live racing
    With the Maryland thoroughbred industry as close as ever to demise, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday brokered a last-minute deal that guarantees live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course and ensures the storied Preakness Stakes will...
  • Racetrack crews find temporary relief from closure worries

    Racetrack crews find temporary relief from closure worries
    Frances Kent has made her home for 22 years in one room along the backstretch at Laurel Park. She pays no rent, but also has no private bath or cooking appliances, which are not allowed, so she saves coupons for Arby's roast beef specials and other fast...
  • Orioles owner Angelos bids to buy Rosecroft, put slots there

    Orioles owner Angelos bids to buy Rosecroft, put slots there
    Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is bidding to buy a bankrupt horse-racing track in Prince George's County and resurrecting a push to allow slot machines there. Angelos' proposal came as Maryland's second slots casino opened Tuesday at the...
  • Cordish can resume construction on Arundel Mills slots parlor

    Cordish can resume construction on Arundel Mills slots parlor
    The Cordish Cos. can resume work on what is expected to be the state's most lucrative slots parlor at Arundel Mills mall, after opponents withdrew a legal challenge that has delayed the project for several weeks. Opponents said the developer's promises...