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  • Done Talking works at Laurel, will ship Sunday for Kentucky Derby

    Done Talking works at Laurel, will ship Sunday for Kentucky Derby
    Under a cloudy sky -- and before the eyes of dozens of curious trainers and jockey -- Kentucky Derby-bound Done Talking had his final workout at Laurel Park early this morning. The Hamilton Smith-trained colt went five furlongs in just over a minute...
  • Bodemeister early favorite after drawing No. 6 position for Kentucky Derby

    Bodemeister early favorite after drawing No. 6 position for Kentucky Derby
    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...
  • Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank hopes to start horse in Preakness for first time

    Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank hopes to start horse in Preakness for first time
    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...
  • Preakness benefits from slots largesse

    Preakness benefits from slots largesse
    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...
  • Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders

    Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders
    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,...
  • Charlie Hall has one of the most important jobs at Pimlico

    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...
  • Sarah Rook returns a winner on opening day

    Apprentice rider Sarah Rook, who missed nearly three months after breaking her left collarbone in a spill Jan. 5 at Laurel Park, made a triumphant return with a victory aboard Great Harbour ($7.20) in the seventh race on opening day of the spring meet...
  • Maryland Jockey Club cut losses in 2011

    Maryland Jockey Club cut losses in 2011
    The Maryland Jockey Club, the financially strapped operator of the state's major thoroughbred racetracks, substantially cut its losses last year thanks to state slots subsidies but still falls short of becoming financially stable. Laurel Park and Pimlico...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s. Some clouds will be moving in tonight, with a low temperature in the upper 40s. TRAFFIC Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your commute. FROM LAST...
  • Video: Kegasus' first appearance at Pimlico Race Track

    Video: Kegasus' first appearance at Pimlico Race Track
    Kegasus made its/his first promotional appearance at Pimlico Race Track Friday since it was announced the tweeting, beer-swilling centaur would return as the Infield's mascot. His new sidekick Unicarl also made an appearance. It was a nice bit of...
  • Ben's Cat wins Mister Diz for third straight year

    Ben's Cat wins Mister Diz for third straight year
    Reigning Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben's Cat captured his 10th stakes victory Saturday in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Ben's Cat, with Horacio Karamanos aboard, beat Steady Warrior by a neck in 57.26 seconds, winning the...
  • Maryland's Done Talking gets last word in Illinois Derby

    Maryland's Done Talking, ridden by Sheldon Russell, burst through in a crowded field to win the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course. Entering the far turn, 5-2 favorite Currency Swap began to move up taking over fifth...