| May 2, 2012
| 4:53 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All along, Bob Baffert has said that he fought the urge. He didn’t allow even an idle moment to be filled with the blurry, soaring dreams that can be ignited by training a horse as promising as Bodemeister.
He insisted on...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Kevin Plank can't help himself.
The Under Armour CEO might know, in his heart of hearts, that his horse is a long shot against the world's finest 3-year-old thoroughbreds. His farm manager, Tom Mullikin, describes the dark bay colt as more "grinder" than...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Over the past year, slots money has injected energy into Maryland horse racing. Revenue from the state's two casinos has bolstered purses, helping attract better horses and create more competitive races.
The Preakness also is benefiting. Some of the...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:51 PM
In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California.
Since the late 1980s,...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Charlie Hall has been patrolling the barns at Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center for 24 years now and is the Maryland Jockey Club's stall manager.
"He does all the dirty work," MJC racing secretary Georganne Hale said. "I make...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:24 AM
The Preakness Stakes arrives at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday absent one of the event's hallowed traditions. Sure, there will be sundresses and hats, black-eyed Susans, drunken infield revelry and, in a recent addition to the bill, faux-mythological...
| May 20, 2012
| 3:52 PM
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,...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:33 PM
Marylanders interested in owning thoroughbred horses can purchase shares in six racing investment companies founded by Frank Stronach, the owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.
The stock offering began earlier this month, allowing investors in...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 11:09 PM
Women's college soccer
Kaplan propels Maryland to 2-0 win, into ACC title game
Becky Kaplan had a goal and an assisted on one by Hayley Brock to lead second-seeded Maryland to a 2-0 victory over host and No. 3 seed Wake Forest in the semifinals of the...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 10:20 PM
Lighthouse Bay wins Smart Halo by nose
Lighthouse Bay sat off the dueling leaders and then edged a 64-1 shot by a nose to win the $100,000 Smart Halo Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Laurel Park on Saturday. Jockey Kendrick Carmouche was...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Purses are up, stakes and turf races are on the rise and more trainers and horses are coming to fill the stalls at the Bowie Training Center and Laurel Park, which opens its fall meet Wednesday.
"Everybody is pretty excited," Maryland Jockey Club...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Baltimore Police want to know whether a man suing police for deleting images from his camera at the 2010 Preakness has a drug history, and have reached out to his ex-wife and former employers, an effort his attorneys say amounts to harassment and...