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  • Pimlico Race Course unveils new logo

    Pimlico Race Course unveils new logo
    Pimlico Race Course has a new logo. The second-oldest racetrack in the United States unveiled its logo Tuesday. The design features a cupola weather vane -- an iconic track feature -- and a 'Pimlico' script with 'Home of the Preakness' written below....
  • Opponents to slots in Prince George's County prepared to fight

    As builders near completion of the largest slots casino adjacent to Arundel Mills in Hanover, state legislators are considering a bill that would expand slot parlors – and table games —intoPrince George's County. Senate Bill 892, proposed...
  • Longtime Maryland horse owner and breeder Sondra Bender dies

    Longtime Maryland horse owner and breeder Sondra Bender dies
    Prominent Maryland horse owner and breeder Sondra Bender died Wednesday afternoon after a battle with uterine cancer. She was 78 A resident of Bethesda, Bender and her husband Howard owned Glade Valley Farm in Frederick. “I considered her the...
  • Trainer Dale Capuano joins the 3,000-win club

    Trainer Dale Capuano joins the 3,000-win club
    Maryland horse trainer Dale Capuano has become the 27th trainer in North American history to win 3,000 races after Father Mudd took Thursday afternoon's ninth race at Laurel Park. “I was pretty proud when I won our first race, so when you get to 3,...
  • Uncertain times for Rosecroft — again

    Uncertain times for Rosecroft — again
    Horse breeder and trainer Jackie Dale MacLeod was thrilled when Rosecroft Raceway reopened last year after a two-year hiatus. That's because, during that time, MacLeod survived by racing and breeding horses out of state, even though his farm is based in...
  • Bill would extend slot subsidies for harness tracks

    Like many horse racing tracks across the country, the Ocean Downs harness track on the Eastern Shore is hemorrhaging money. It lost an average of $2 million annually for the past five years. Ocean Downs' owner, William Rickman, wants the state's help. He...
  • Pimlico Special returning to Preakness weekend

    Pimlico Special returning to Preakness weekend
    The Pimlico Special is returning to Preakness weekend. The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2012 Pimlico Race Course racing days and spring stakes schedule at its regular meeting Tuesday at Laurel Park, including the return of the long-respected...
  • Bold Affair starts fast, finishes fast in Laurel Park's Conniver

    Bold Affair quickly opened a lead on her way to an easy victory over filly and mare rivals in the $75,000 Conniver Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park. Owned by Charles Reed and Mike Zanella and trained by Howard Wolfendale, Bold Affair left the gate as...
  • Eighttofasttocatch repeats in Harrison E. Johnson Stakes

    Eighttofasttocatch had to work hard for it, but at the finish he was the repeat winner of the $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, the closing-day feature at Laurel Park. Under guidance by the meeting's leading rider, Sheldon Russell, the son of...
  • With black jockeys in Maryland scarce, Malcolm Franklin perseveres

    ANNAPOLIS - Malcolm Franklin is a jockey in Maryland. The life of a jockey is not easy. Schedules can be grueling and the pressure intense. Weight is constantly battled. And there is something absurdly dangerous about a man intentionally making...
  • Idle Talk charges to victory in Dahlia Stakes at Pimlico

    Idle Talk caught In the Rough late to win the $75,000 Dahlia Stakes, a turf race for fillies and mares Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Jockey Horacio Karamanos led the spotted grey mare through traffic as she charged to her fourth win in a row. This was...
  • Laurel Leader wins press association awards

    The Laurel Leader won five awards, including two first-place awards, in the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association's 2011 editorial contest. The awards were for newspapers in Division D, non-dailies with a circulation more than 20,000, and were...