| Dec 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The owner of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association reached a tentative agreement Saturday to maintain 146 days of live racing next year, avoiding another last-minute showdown that threatened the...
| Dec 18, 2011
King and Crusader made his first foray into his native state a winning one when he upset eight other Maryland-bred 2-year-olds in the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship on Saturday's closing-day card at Laurel Park.
Rick Dutrow trains the son of Lion...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course plans to ask the state for up to $6 million in slots subsidies to help support the day-to-day operations of the tracks next year.
The move is part of the Maryland Jockey Club's deal with the Maryland...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:24 PM
The owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course plans to ask the state for up to $6 million in slots subsidies to help run 146 days of live racing at the two tracks next year.
The move was part of a deal approved Tuesday by the Maryland Racing...
| Dec 22, 2011
The pendulum for Maryland horse racing has swung again, and Maryland Jockey Club owner Frank Stronach has agreed to a full schedule of live racing for 2012, provided the horsemen and state pony up millions in subsidies to cover losses at the track. This...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 3:17 PM
A growing number of thoroughbreds are being groomed for new roles following their days on the race track, including assignments as fox hunters, riding horses, pets and show jumpers.
Maryland thoroughbred trainer Rodney Jenkins points to the...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:09 PM
The owner of King and Crusader, the Rick Dutrow-trained horse that was disqualified last week after winning the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile, has appealed and filed a protest with the Maryland Racing Commission.
"All they wanted to do at the stewards'...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Frank Stronach, Pimlico's owner and a successful breeder, wants to bring horse ownership to the masses — by selling stock in six new racehorse investment companies.
For $10 a share, investors could own a piece of thoroughbreds that would be trained...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Companies seeking lucrative state contracts and business deals in Maryland made five- and six-figure contributions in recent months to a Democratic governors group led by Gov. Martin O'Malley, federal records show.
Firms making large gifts to the...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:56 PM
It's only a matter of time before Maryland horse trainer Dale Capuano steps into the 3,000 wins club, a rarefied group that includes only 25 others in the history of North American racing.
Capuano, 49, who has been training here for 31 years, is only two...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 10:39 PM
Lacie Slew rallied from next-to-last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park.
Sent to post as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares, Lacie Slew carried Joe Rocco Jr. to a one-length victory...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 12:43 PM
On the wall of Eddie Gaudet's office is a photo of him as a jockey sitting atop a winner in Florida in the 1950s. Tucked in among dozens of snapshots and 8-by-10s spread over three walls, is another from 1966 showing Gaudet as the winning trainer at Bowie...