Jacques Kelly: Baltimore summers before the advent of air conditioning were just 'Too Darn Hot'
Cole Porter song from 'Kiss Me, Kate" sums up Baltimoreans' experience as they sweltered through every muggy July and August.
Maryland horse racing regulators ignored rules as they dispensed state money to track owners
Maryland's Racing Commission never monitored the nearly $22 million in public subsidies it has awarded to a private company for racetrack improvements.
Talks between Maryland Jockey Club and Baltimore raise hopes of keeping Preakness at Pimlico
Talks between Maryland Jockey Club and Baltimore are progressing, raising hope of keeping Preakness at Pimlico
Maryland racetracks owner pledges to develop capital plan required for getting state subsidies
The Maryland Racing Commission delayed voting on a $4.4 million subsidy until the owner of Pimlico and Laurel racetracks submits a plan for renovations.
Build an entertainment complex at Pimlico that includes the BSO
Build an entertainment complex at Pimlico Race Course that includes the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and you canb save both venues from disaster.
Horse racing has become a blood sport
The death of horses around the country has opened up the question about the viability of racing and whether it has become a blood sport.
After fighting addiction, WBAL sportscaster Keith Mills retiring as 'a Baltimore treasure'
The veteran sports broadcaster's coping skills have drawn him closer to his public, said colleagues who point out that this is no run-of-the-Mills broadcaster.
When will Maryland Racing Commission stand up for Pimlico?
Maryland Racing Commission has the power to regulate racing but has chosen not to exercise it to keep Pimlico Race Course viable.
Stronach running circles around Baltimore
Owners of Pimlico Race Course are making fools of Baltimore's leadership with their unfulfilled promises.
Maryland Jockey Club seeks $4.4 million in state reimbursement for improvements — all for Laurel Park track
The Maryland Jockey Club is asking the state racing commission for $4.4 million in subsidies for racetrack improvements — all of it for Laurel Park.
Can we trust Stronach on Pimlico and the Preakness? Let's find out.
Can we trust the Stronach Group to bargain in good faith on a plan to save Pimlico and keep the Preakness in Baltimore? We're about to find out.
John A. Byrd Sr., distillery worker and music fan, dies
John A. Byrd Sr., a retired distillery worker who was a fan of various genres of music, died June 2 of a heart attack at Future Care Homewood. He was 75.
Baltimore screwed up by dropping Stronach, Pimlico lawsuit
The city should not have dropped the lawsuit against the owners of Pimlico that would have tried to force the racetrack to stay in Baltimore.
Baltimore withdraws lawsuit aimed at seizing Pimlico racetrack, says talks to begin with owners
Baltimore officials have withdrawn a lawsuit against the owners of Pimlico Race Course, saying the two sides had a productive discussion during the Preakness.
A deeper look at Baltimore's population loss: smaller households
Household size has dropped in Baltimore City; schools will play a huge role in reversing that trend.
How to bet the 2019 Belmont Stakes: Liam Durbin handicaps the final leg of the Triple Crown
Based off the morning line, the Belmont Stakes boils down to two horses, War of Will and Tacitus, according to Liam Durbin.
In 1919, Maryland-trained Sir Barton became first Triple Crown winner
One hundred years ago, Maryland-trained thoroughbred Sir Barton was the first winner of what would become known as horse racing’s Triple Crown.
To save Baltimore city, merge it with the county
Baltimore needs to follow other cities’ lead with a massive reset and a merger of its city and county governments to create a foundation for long-term revival.
Baltimore leaders meet Harborplace receivership with disappointment but hope for better future
City officials are disappointed that Harborplace has been put into receivership but hope for a new owner with vision.
Maryland's Preakness tent: The case for partying on the taxpayer's dime
Spending tax dollars to entertain business guests and VIPs is the cost of economic development but government has an obligation to be open about it.
Taxpayers footed the bill for state's tent at Preakness. Who got to go?
Maryland taxpayers footed a nearly $150,000 bill for the governor and state agencies to entertain guests in a corporate tent at the 144th Preakness Stakes.
Five storylines for the 2019 Belmont Stakes
Is there a compelling reason to watch the 2019 Belmont Stakes? Here are that and four other storylines heading into the June 8 race.
Digest (May 30): Racing returns to Laurel Park for summer meet
Laurel Park will open its 43-day summer meet on May 31.
Carrots and sticks to keep the Preakness in Baltimore
Baltimore needs to keep the pressure on The Stronach Group over the fate of Preakness at Pimlico — but it needs to keep communications lines open, too.
Baltimore legislators seek to spur Maryland Racing Commission to examine Stronach Group's operation of Pimlico
The leaders of Baltimore’s delegation to the General Assembly are calling upon the Maryland Racing Commission to investigate The Stronach Group.
Digest (May 28): Trevor McCarthy, Jamie Ness claim Preakness Meet titles at Pimlico
Trevor McCarthy continued his dominance of the jockey standings, and in the process helped trainer Jamie Ness to his first Maryland meet title in four years.
Digest (May 26): Brigade defeat Soul, 45-30, behind QB Shane Boyd's three TDs
Quarterback Shane Boyd threw for 154 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Baltimore Brigade to a 45-30 win over the Philadelphia Soul.
Digest (May 24): Maryland announces football schedule updates
The Maryland football program announced several updates to its future schedule, including adding home games against Kent State in 2021 and SMU in 2022.
Group visiting Baltimore on business lost computers, bags when driver was carjacked
A group in Baltimore on business from Canada lost its van in a morning carjacking in Park Heights last week, according to police.
Big crowd at Preakness is proof it should stay in Baltimore
The big crowd at this year's Preakness is proof that Pimlico is where there race is meant to be held.
Digest (May 23): Former Poly basketball star Demetrius Mims transfers to Towson
Former Poly star transferring to play basketball at Towson University.
Well played, Stronach. You embarrassed Baltimore. Now what?
Stronachs succeeded in making Pimlico look horrific on national television so what should city leaders do in return?
Pimlico's owner has set the track up for failure
The Stronach Group seems to be sabotaging Pimlico, mostly by inaction, to further their own financial cause.
Private investors needed to save Preakness
As horse racing continues to lose popularity, private investors will need to step forward to help keep Preakness in Baltimore.
Digest (May 22): Terps tandem set for induction in National Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Maryland graduates Cathy Nelson Reese and Sarah Forbes were selected for induction into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019.
Digest (May 20): Redskins' Reuben Foster carted off field with apparent knee injury
Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster appeared to injure his left knee during his first snap at an offseason practice Monday.
Preakness: Record betting handle and third world bathrooms
The Preakness brought in a record betting handle of nearly $100 million so it shouldn't have third world bathrooms.
Preakness TV audience down about 10 percent year to year in Baltimore — and twice that nationally
In a race without a Kentucky Derby winner, Preakness TV ratings were down in Baltimore and nationally.
Think Laurel is a better investment than Pimlico? Think again.
The Stronach Group's strategy of putting all its eggs in the Laurel basket may not be the best one.
As he soaks up Preakness win, Mark Casse sees no reason for War of Will to step off Triple Crown trail
Mark Casse was at Pimlico Race Course before 6 a.m. Sunday, relishing his Preakness victory and looking ahead to a Belmont Stakes run for War of Will.
Preakness 2019: Dread about Pimlico's future hangs over race marked by condemned seats, closed bathrooms
Preakness fans crammed Pimlico Race Course in an assortment of cheerful fashions and colors that belied the lingering dread about the Baltimore track's future.
War of Will wins 144th Preakness two weeks after treacherous run at Kentucky Derby
A confounding Triple Crown season continued Saturday when War of Will won the Preakness in an upset at Pimlico Race Course.
Preakness 2019: Improbable’s gate hiccup hushes Baffert’s record bid; Maryland-bred Alwaysmining 11th
Improbable entered the 144th Preakness as a favorite, but trainer Bob Baffert knew before his horse left the gate that those odds wouldn’t come through.
At Preakness 2019, Maryland state government uses corporate tent to woo, reward
The Maryland state government sponsored a corporate tent at the 144th Preakness Stakes to network with politicians and woo businesses.
Schmuck: Despite another strange day at Pimlico, the Preakness delivers a happy ending
Columnist Peter Schmuck gives his take on the Preakness and everything that led up to War of Will's victory.
Full results, payouts from 2019 Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course
Here are the full results and payouts from 2019 Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course.
Preakness 2019 race-by-race results: Firecrow ends day with maiden victory in Race 14
Check back here for race-by-race results from 2019 Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course.
Traffic enforcement officer struck by vehicle near Pimlico after Preakness, police say
A female traffic enforcement officer was struck by a vehicle on Northern Parkway near Interstate 83 about 8 p.m. Saturday, according to Baltimore Police.
Preakness 2019: What they're saying about Bodexpress, the riderless horse
When Bodexpress dumped his rider at the starting gate in the opening seconds of the 144th Preakness, he immediately caught the internet's attention.
Preakness 2019: Bodexpress throws jockey, then luckily stays out of the way
Bodexpress threw Hall of Fame jockey John Velasquez in the starting gate, but fortunately stayed out of the way while running around the track at Pimlico.