| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:37 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 3:36 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 4:22 PM
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.......
| Dec 13, 2010
| 4:05 PM
Eminent domain, which gives government authority to forcibly purchase private property, is a last resort in countries that aren't run by juntas or Politburos.
It's potent and potentially abusive. It should be exercised only in matters of public...
| Dec 18, 2010
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...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 5:39 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 6:21 PM
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...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 5:11 PM
The owners of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks proposed Friday to run 77 days of live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course that would conclude after the Preakness Stakes in May.
Meanwhile, the tracks' minority owner, Penn...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Maryland's oldest and largest off-track betting facility will shut down next month, its owners said Tuesday, because it can no longer sustain losses.
The closure of the Cracked Claw restaurant and sports palace in Frederick County on Oct. 9 is the latest...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:34 PM
Through the first three years of the state's slots program, the opportunity to build a casino in Baltimore drew only one bidder — and that investor was disqualified after failing to make payments and meet deadlines.
But now the city slots license...
| Oct 1, 2011
Just about every Friday morning, Karen Lubieniecki takes a leisurely stroll to Laurel Park, finds a place along a railing at the nearly empty racetrack and spends an hour or so watching the horses exercise as the sun climbs the sky.
It isn't that she's a...