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  • With Target Sighted, Campitelli optimistic for Maryland Million Turf

    With Target Sighted, Campitelli optimistic for Maryland Million Turf
    What do you call a horse who stops and sights his target — the racetrack — before a workout? Target Sighted, of course. And to exercise rider Molly Moran, who arrives early to wait with the horse for the Laurel Park track to open for training...
  • Jockeying for position

    Jockeying for position
    Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...
  • Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey

    Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey
    The day after riding in the Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger packed his family and gear and headed for Pimlico Race Course — by way of Cincinnati. A woman there had captured his heart. She was Liliane Casey, 88, whose father, Jimmy Winkfield, was the...
  • An unprecedented step for Md. racing

    An unprecedented step for Md. racing
    The Maryland Racing Commission took an important step this week agreeing to join other Eastern states in a set of regulations for the amounts and kinds of medications that can be used at the track. But there is still more that needs to be done to ensure...
  • Organizers declare the 138th Preakness a success

    The numbers alone say the 138th Preakness was a huge success. A crowd of 117,203, the fourth largest in Preakness history, was on hand to see long-shot Oxbow's shocking win and heavy-favorite Orb's disappointing run. And the total handle for the day...
  • Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts

    Through the years, tracks around state have drawn hardcore motorsports enthusiasts
    The race car — what's left of it — sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted. "It ain't very pretty to look at," Pete Kantorsky, Jr. said of the 1937 Ford. But one man's junk is...
  • Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician

    Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician
    Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70. "Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
  • Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet

    Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet
    With a new long-term racing deal in place, increased breeding activity in the state and planned improvements to Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks, horse racing seems to be barreling toward a brighter future in a state where it had once been so important....
  • Task force recommends reserving more slots money for Md. horses

    Task force recommends reserving more slots money for Md. horses
    Maryland's aggressive maneuvering to regain horse racing business lost to neighboring states moved forward Tuesday with a proposal to restructure purse allocations and divert more money to local horses. A task force that has studied the state's ailing...
  • Marriott theme park, Redskins stadium once planned in Laurel [History Matters]

    Marriott theme park, Redskins stadium once planned in Laurel [History Matters]
    Throughout its history, Laurel's location between two major metropolitan cities has made the town a target for eager developers. Two super-sized projects were proposed, one in the 1970s and one in the 1990s, and both were ultimately defeated after...
  • Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

    Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico
    Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there. Many at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, from celebrated trainers to $2 bettors, offered thoughts of what to do with Old Hilltop, the methuselan home of the 138th Preakness Stakes. The Maryland Jockey...
  • Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering

    Md. passes thoroughbred breeder incentive program amid bickering
    The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports'...