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  • Dutrow's appeal reveals a lack of oversight in Maryland horse racing

    Maryland horse racing got exposed for a lack of oversight Tuesday during an appeal to have the Rick Dutrow-trained King and Crusader reinstated as the winner of the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park. Dutrow and his horse's owner James...
  • Maryland Racing Commission plans to improve oversight on pre-race medical treatments

    Maryland Racing Commission plans to improve oversight on pre-race medical treatments
    A day after the lack of oversight at Maryland race tracks came to light in a hearing before the Maryland Racing Commission at Pimlico Race Course, the commission's executive director, Mike Hopkins, said steps are already being taken to improve the...
  • New novel about a Laurel Park jockey is a wild ride

    New novel about a Laurel Park jockey is a wild ride
    When Sasscer Hill was growing up, she rode stick horses and plow horses and read "The Black Stallion" novels, a series of books about the friendship between a young boy and a beautiful black Arabian stallion. In the process, she fell in love —...
  • Laurel Park: Big anniversary, uncertain future

    Laurel Park: Big anniversary, uncertain future
    The 100th anniversary of racing at Laurel Park unfurled Saturday, Oct. 15, with much fanfare at the once-grand, now-fading facility that sits at the crossroads of Anne Arundel, Howard and Prince George's counties. Along with a full card of live races...
  • Timeline: Highlights of 100 years at Laurel Park

    • Oct. 2, 1911, Laurel Park opened for racing under the direction of the Laurel Four County Fair. Three years later, New York City grocery entrepreneur James Butler purchased the track and made renowned promoter Matt Winn general manager. Winn is...
  • Md. horsemen again at odds over schedule

    It's deja vu for Maryland's thoroughbred racing industry. Less than three months before the 2012 season, the Maryland Jockey Club and the horsemen are at odds again and have yet to agree on the number of live racing days for next year. "We're staring at...
  • Tony Dutrow hopes to join father, brother in De Francis Dash winner's circle

    Tony Dutrow hopes to join father, brother in De Francis Dash winner's circle
    Candyman E is coming to Laurel Park Saturday to run in the Frank De Francis Memorial Dash. He knows nothing about the De Francis or it's history. But his trainer Tony Dutrow does. Dutrow grew up here. His father, Dick, won the De Francis with Lite The...
  • Rapid Redux will go for consecutive win 19 Thursday at Laurel

    Rapid Redux will go for consecutive win 19 Thursday at Laurel
    Racing history could be made at Laurel Park as Rapid Redux, who has won 18 consecutive starts, looks to tie the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Peppers Pride, when he starts in Thursday afternoon’s 6th...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, movies and more
    No reason to stay indoors. Here's a look on what's going on this week MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change) Anonymous In Time Puss in Boots The Rum Diary Take Shelter NOTABLE TV MONDAY Hoarders (mid-season premiere; 9 p.m.; A&E) Possessing Piper...
  • Paul G. Hartman

    Paul G. Hartman
    Paul G. Hartman, a retired Baltimore maritime executive and horseman, died Oct. 13 of heart failure at his Hydes farm. He was 81. The son of a barber and a homemaker, Mr. Hartman was born in Baltimore and raised above his father's shop in the 700...
  • Rapid Redux goes for 19th in row, share of mark

    Rapid Redux, who has won 18 consecutive starts, can tie the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Peppers Pride with a victory today at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelding will face four rivals in the sixth race, a...
  • Rapid Redux matches North American record win streak of 19

    Rapid Redux matches North American record win streak of 19
    At first glance, Rapid Redux looked small compared to his four fellow competitors in Laurel Park's sixth race Thursday afternoon. But by the time the chestnut was finished running the 7-furlong starter allowance race on the muddy but sealed track, he had...