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  • Carlos Garcia ready for first De Francis Dash with Action Andy

    Carlos Garcia ready for first De Francis Dash with Action Andy
    Maryland trainer Carlos Garcia said it takes a little patience to coax success from an inexpensive race horse. He might have added love and peppermints, too, because that is what the 62-year-old gives his Laurel Park-based horses, and it has paid off...
  • Letter: Casinos are not the answer to state's budget woes

    Two years ago, our community had a stake in ballot Question A, which decided whether or not to approve the casino at Arundel Mills. Had Question A been defeated, owners of Laurel Park would revive their failed bid to put the casino there. Now that the...
  • In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash

    In 'Super Bowl' victory, Action Andy wins De Francis Dash
    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...
  • Laurel Park: Bold Affair repeats in Conniver Stakes

    Bold Affair broke for the front and raced comfortably on the lead the remainder of the way in defense of her title in the $100,000 Conniver Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park. Bold Affair carried Abel Castellano to a two-length victory, beating...
  • Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit

    Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit
    A federal judge has ordered Baltimore police to halt a "veritable witch hunt" into the personal life of a man who alleges that his camera was seized as he filmed an arrest. In a ruling unsealed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey said the...
  • Laurel Park thoroughbred deaths prompt state inquiry

    Laurel Park thoroughbred deaths prompt state inquiry
    Ten horses were injured and euthanized at Laurel Park over nearly six weeks this year, prompting the state to investigate why the rate of deaths at the racetrack had spiked so drastically and suddenly. But the deaths remain a mystery, a concern for horse...
  • Breakdown at the track

    Breakdown at the track
    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...
  • Handicapper, analyst Carulli leaving Maryland

    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...
  • Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks

    Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks
    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...
  • Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby

    Finally, Hamilton Smith has his chance at the Kentucky Derby
    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-...
  • Preakness sends a mixed message, but gets the right result

    Preakness sends a mixed message, but gets the right result
    Selling racegoers on the Preakness Stakes has been a tricky balancing act in the past few years. The Maryland Jockey Club struck out in 2009 when it ended the bring-your-own-beer policy in the infield, driving away thousands of young people. It won...
  • 'Same old Hansen' draws plenty of attention at Churchill Downs

    'Same old Hansen' draws plenty of attention at Churchill Downs
    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...