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  • Prince George's bill would ban slots

    A Prince George's County Council member, hoping to keep slots out of the county, introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban the gambling devices. The proposal comes just weeks after Rosecroft Raceway was reopened by its new owner, Penn National Gaming,...
  • Eighttofasttocatch the early favorite in Maryland Million Classic

    Eighttofasttocatch the early favorite in Maryland Million Classic
    Eighttofasttocatch, who has run two superlative races at Laurel Park, drew the No. 5 starting gate Wednesday and was named the favorite for Saturday's seven-horse Maryland Million Classic. The Not for Love gelding — which has been given 7-5 odds...
  • Regal Solo returns to run different Maryland Million race

    Regal Solo returns to run different Maryland Million race
    If Regal Solo, a 6-year-old gelding, wins the Maryland Million Sprint Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, he would become the first horse to win three different Million races. "He's versatile," his trainer Damon Dilodovico said Wednesday. "He's push-...
  • Wild Buffalo Grill looks forward to reopening this month

    Many of us have noticed that the Wild Buffalo Grill, a local restaurant at 10024 Washington Blvd. N. (Route 1), has been closed for a while. The owners are remodeling and doing some repairs to the building after it was hit by lightning last month. Don'...
  • Maryland Million Notes: Leatherbury's Ben's Cat repeats as Turf Sprint champion

    Maryland Million Notes: Leatherbury's Ben's Cat repeats as Turf Sprint champion
    Legendary trainer King Leatherbury has seen his share of races, but that doesn't mean he doesn't get nervous when he's watching one of hishorses being challenged down the stretch. "I was a little bit concerned when the six horse dug in," Leatherbury said...
  • Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion

    Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion
    Eighttofasttocatch was just that Saturday at Laurel Park, as he ignored the rain, mud and closinghorses to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic and set off a joyous celebration in the winner's circle. Owned by Arnold Heft and his wife Sylvia,...
  • Studies project millions in tax revenue from Rosecroft slots

    Studies project millions in tax revenue from Rosecroft slots
    Renewed jostling to expand gambling in the state began Wednesday as a national casino operator painted its proposal to build a casino in Prince George's County as good for taxpayers and as Frederick County lawmakers asked constituents if they want slots...
  • Maryland City: Students show parents how hard they work in school

    School and fall sports currently occupy most families' time during October, but don't miss out on some wonderful fall opportunities. Both Brock Bridge and Maryland City elementary schools welcomed visitors Oct. 10, as Brock Bridge Elementary hosted...
  • Rapid Redux 3 wins from breaking record winning streak

    Rapid Redux 3 wins from breaking record winning streak
    Robert Cole Jr. has had a lot of horses over the years. Some for a day, some for a month. It's how the Towson native plays the game, claiming horses and having his horses claimed. In 2008 he owned 230 horses, and his stable won 238 races, making him...
  • Laurel Park celebrates 100th birthday

    Laurel Park celebrates 100<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> birthday
    Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above. Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...
  • Kobiskie entry 1-2 in Selima Stakes

    Softly Lit and Embracing Hearts finished first and second, respectively, in the 82nd running of the Selima Stakes for 2-year-old fillies Saturday at Laurel Park. The $75,000 Selima, Laurel's oldest stakes race, was the feature attraction as the track...
  • 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...