| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:46 AM
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...
| May 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81.
His wife of 38 years, the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:45 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 10:34 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:37 AM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:37 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:50 AM
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...