| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Last April, The New York Times reported on a startling spike in the deaths of horses running at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. The investigation found widespread use of drugs to prop up horses that were worn out, broken down or otherwise unfit for...
| Mar 14, 2013
Frank Carulli, the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park handicapper and racing analyst since January 2002, will leave the Maryland Jockey Club when the Pimlico spring meet ends June 8. He will be relocating to Las Vegas.
Next week at Laurel, the Maryland...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Liana Martin lived in Laurel for about a year but grew up in Severn and graduated from Arundel High, just a few miles east of Laurel in the Gambrills section of Anne Arundel County.
About 12 years ago she moved to Florida — citing, of course,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:06 PM
Late bloomer Koh I Noor continues his quest for the $500,000 Pimlico Special in his stakes debut Saturday in the nine-furlong Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park.
Two-time defending champion Eighttofasttocatch, General George winner Javerre,...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:51 PM
The 11-horse field in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park was packed with strong sprinters from New York and New Jersey, but when the competitors in the six-furlong race reached the wire, it was Maryland-bred Action Andy, the...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Purses are up, stakes and turf races are on the rise and more trainers and horses are coming to fill the stalls at the Bowie Training Center and Laurel Park, which opens its fall meet Wednesday.
"Everybody is pretty excited," Maryland Jockey Club...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:58 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The red-headed girl who shocked Maryland horse racing with her daring debut in 2005 was coronated as an elite jockey Friday at Churchill Downs.
Rosie Napravnik won the Kentucky Oaks on Believe You Can. She is the first woman to...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:42 PM
On a cool Saturday morning, Hamilton A. Smith — the programs call him that, but most every acquaintance calls him Ham or Hammy — is doing his best to do as he always has.
He moves around his barn at Laurel Park, working his staff. His rapid-...
| May 20, 2012
| 3:52 PM
At first glance, Pimlico Race Course's infield didn't look quite as trash-filled as Yolanda Wade is used to seeing it the Sunday morning after the Preakness, despite record crowds this year.
It was an illusion. With more tents than in previous years,...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:27 PM
As Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another vanned out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with a police escort Monday afternoon, he was greeted by local horse fans trying to make him feel instantly at home.
| May 18, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Jockey Mike Smith arrived full of confidence at Pimlico on Friday. And why not? He will ride Morning Line favorite Bodemeister out of the No. 7 gate in the Preakness.
"As we all know, so many things can happen in a race, but if given the opportunity,...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Hansen does not need to try to be noticed.
The nearly all-white colt always stands out among his peers.
Yet on Thursday morning, the Breeders' Cup juvenile champion did all he could to draw the attention of a robust crowd on his first day this week at...