| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:49 PM
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...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:40 AM
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 —...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 2:15 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:20 PM
• 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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 6:44 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 5:52 PM
No reason to stay indoors. Here's a look on what's going on this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Puss in Boots
The Rum Diary
Hoarders (mid-season premiere; 9 p.m.; A&E)
| Oct 26, 2011
| 2:28 PM
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...
| Oct 27, 2011
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...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 3:32 PM
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...