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  • For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives

    For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives
    Heads bowed, hands clasped, they stood in the jockeys' room at Pimlico Race Course, one hour to first post, as one of their own led the riders in prayer. "Lord, take care of all those here who are risking their lives today — the jockeys and gallop...
  • Horse races canceled at Laurel Park because of snowstorm

    Horse races canceled at Laurel Park because of snowstorm
    Scheduled horse racing at Laurel Park was canceled Saturday for the third day in a row because of inclement weather, Maryland Racing officials said. The $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $100,000 John Campbell Handicap have been rescheduled for...
  • Fines for snowy sidewalks abound this harsh winter

    Fines for snowy sidewalks abound this harsh winter
    Custodians at the Church of the Redeemer have struggled this winter to keep its sidewalks clear of snow, but the one flush against North Charles Street in Homeland — buried by nearly every plow that passes — proved too much. The city...
  • Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, Bullets owner, NBA referee, dies

    Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, Bullets owner, NBA referee, dies
    Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, a minor league Orioles pitcher during the 1930s who later was an NBA referee, co-owner of the Baltimore Bullets, noted horse owner and real estate entrepreneur, died in his sleep of unknown causes March 12 at Sunrise at Fox Hill...
  • More Than a Cruise rallies in Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park

    More Than a Cruise rallies in Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park
    Laurel Park More Than a Cruise rallies to win Conniver Stakes More Than a Cruise stormed from last to first to win the $100,000 Conniver Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired fillies and mares, the co-feature on Saturday's program at Laurel...
  • North Laurel and Savage named Maryland Sustainable Communities

    North Laurel and Savage have been named Maryland Sustainable Communities, a designation that will help both areas to better qualify for state tax credits and grant programs, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced today.  “North Laurel and...
  • Council candidate hopes third time's the charm

    Council candidate hopes third time's the charm
    Devin Tucker is no stranger to Anne Arundel politics. The Russett community advocate and owner of a philanthropic consulting business has run for office twice before – in 2006 for County Council, and then, four years later, for a state delegate...
  • Monday night ministry reaches racetrack workers

    Monday night ministry reaches racetrack workers
    Inside the hushed contours of the racetrack kitchen, deep in the cloistered, hardscrabble world of the backstretch at Laurel Park racetrack, every head was bowed. The Rev. Segundo Mir, who pastors a mostly Spanish-speaking flock at First Baptist Church of...
  • Pimentel rides two winners at Pimlico spring meet opener

    Pimentel rides two winners at Pimlico spring meet opener
    Jockey Julian Pimentel rode a pair of winners on the opening day card of the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting Thursday. The 34-year-old, who has been a top-five state rider since arriving from New Jersey in 2006, placed first with He's Achance and...
  • City officials have day at the races for running of Laurel Stakes

    City officials have day at the races for running of Laurel Stakes
    Mayor Craig Moe didn't look like he was betting with both fists Saturday at Laurel Park, but he didn't exactly come off as a wide-eyed neophyte either as the city of Laurel teamed with the track for a feel-good cross-promotional event. Inside a former...
  • Trevor McCarthy wins race at Laurel Park despite losing irons

    Trevor McCarthy wins race at Laurel Park despite losing irons
    Trevor McCarthy has ridden 171 winners in his young career, but none more exciting than scoring with Chi Chi's Pride in Thursday's third race at Laurel Park. At the break, the 4-year-old gelding bumped with Carnbrea'sdestiny, causing McCarthy to lose...
  • Racing canceled at Laurel Park due to changing temperatures

    Racing canceled at Laurel Park due to changing temperatures
    Officials at Laurel Park have canceled racing events Saturday because of weather conditions. "With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60 today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing again," Maryland...