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  • Preakness mess takes a lot of people to clean up

    Preakness mess takes a lot of people to clean up
    At first glance, Pimlico Race Course's infield didn't look quite as trash-filled as Yolanda Wade is used to seeing it the Sunday morning after the Preakness, despite record crowds this year. It was an illusion. With more tents than in previous years,...
  • Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby champ I'll Have Another gets warm welcome at Pimlico
    As Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another vanned out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with a police escort Monday afternoon, he was greeted by local horse fans trying to make him feel instantly at home. "People were...
  • Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister

    Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister
    Jockey Mike Smith arrived full of confidence at Pimlico on Friday. And why not? He will ride Morning Line favorite Bodemeister out of the No. 7 gate in the Preakness. "As we all know, so many things can happen in a race, but if given the opportunity,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.......
  • Penn National sells stake in Maryland Jockey Club

    Penn National sells stake in Maryland Jockey Club
    The co-owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course have ended their tumultuous one-year partnership, leaving Maryland's thoroughbred racetrack operator with a single owner. Penn National Gaming said Thursday it had agreed to sell its minority stake...
  • Events Calendar

    CalendarListings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance....
  • Racing regulators to consider Rosecroft license

    The Maryland Racing Commission on July 6 is to consider a request to resume live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Prince George's County after nearly three years. Rosecroft's new owner, Penn National Gaming, submitted a license application in May...
  • The Interview: Greg Avioli

    The Interview: Greg Avioli
    Greg Avioli is not new to thoroughbred racing. But the former chief executive of the Breeders' Cup race still faces a difficult task in running The Stronach Group's racing business, which took full control of the financially ailing Maryland Jockey Club...
  • 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...