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  • Six things you need to know about the gambling special session

    Six things you need to know about the gambling special session
    Everybody has a family member who, to put it politely, doesn't quite have both oars in the water and does the most inappropriate things while not knowing any better — like demanding a family photo at a funeral or calling a special session of the...
  • 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....
  • Longtime jockey Pino one win shy of joining all-time top 10

    Longtime jockey Pino one win shy of joining all-time top 10
    Jockey Mario Pino, an Ellicott City resident who has spent most of his career in Maryland, is close to joining horse racing's top 10 all-time North American wins list. Pino is just one win away from tying Hall of Fame rider Earlie Fires, who is currently...
  • 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...
  • Museums, cultural institutions taking a snow day

    Museums, cultural institutions taking a snow day
    Schools and government offices aren't the only things closing down in anticipation of today's snowstorm. Here is a partial list, continually being updated, of cultural and commercial institutions shutting down for the day. The American Visionary Art...
  • Funny Approval victorious in Barbara Fritchie at Laurel Park

    Funny Approval went to the front and never looked back, posting an upset victory in the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park on Saturday. A maiden win and two allowance scores at Mountaineer Park over the off-going were the credentials...
  • 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...
  • Flooding impacts widespread, with at least one death, many roads closed

    Flooding impacts widespread, with at least one death, many roads closed
    Impacts after Wednesday night's heavy winds and rain remain widespread around the region, with several roads remaining closed and rivers yet to crest and a wind advisory in effect. In Montgomery County, the flooding required several rescues, and in...
  • Maryland Jockey Club submits plan for racetrack redevelopment

    Maryland Jockey Club submits plan for racetrack redevelopment
    The Maryland Jockey Club, which owns both Pimlico and Laurel Park, submitted its plan for capital improvements to the state Friday. The plan has not yet become public but likely will early next week when it has been reviewed by the Maryland Racing...
  • Major redevelopment of Laurel Park proposed again

    Major redevelopment of Laurel Park proposed again
    Pimlico is home to some of the most exhilarating and important horse races in history. It annually hosts the Preakness, the second stop on the road to the Triple Crown and primary revenue-driver for its ownership group. As the Maryland Jockey Club charts...
  • Ore Pass takes Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes at Laurel Park

    Ore Pass broke sharply, sat off the dueling leaders, then went on the attack and charged by to win Saturday's feature at Laurel Park, the $125,000 Frank Whiteley Jr. Stakes for 3-year-olds. Julian Pimentel was at the reins of the horse trained by Mike...
  • Maryland horse racing has found stability, but must take steps to thrive

    Maryland horse racing has found stability, but must take steps to thrive
    Dale Capuano winced at the sight of the 10 or so people watching the horse race at Laurel Park as he walked from the paddock into the 3,000-seat grandstand. Most were familiar faces. Out on the track, his filly, Calcutta Cat, reeled from a rough break...