| Apr 9, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Every April, camera crews from ABC's "Wide World of Sports" would turn up on the horse farms a few miles from where I grew up for the annual running of the Maryland Hunt Cup, part of the spring steeplechase horse racing series that graces Maryland's...
| May 12, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Preakness organizers just released another Kegasus commercial to get beer-chugging, centaur-loving college kids fired up for next weekend's InfieldFest at Pimlico. I'm still confused by the advertising campaign, but it has apparently worked: Ticket...
| May 13, 2011
| 6:15 AM
Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.
Running it back:
| Dec 17, 2011
| 1:46 PM
During this magical time of year, I get all mushy with love and gratitude for those who give meaning to my otherwise pitiful life. Who by grace of their existence imbue my own with truth, beauty and a bottomless supply of column fodder.
Blessed are the...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom.
These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
| May 16, 2011
| 3:24 PM
Kegasus, the quasi-mythical star of Preakness' latest ad campaign, held court at Pimlico Race Course's infield Monday morning, sharing his pick to win Saturday's race and his expectations for InfieldFest fun.
"Welcome, legendary friends," Kegasus said in...
| May 16, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Preakness spokescentaur Kegasus held his first press conference at Pimlico on Monday morning, and as was the case during our chat two months ago, he didn't really say anything of substance.
Thankfully, I don't think any of the reporters on hand were...
| May 19, 2011
Wine, woods, and weather that sounds like it should be just wonderful.
With all that to offer, organizers of this weekend's Wine in the Woods festival wonder why anyone would opt to hang out with a bunch of horses and a centaur named Kegasus when they're...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:11 AM
From the Alibi Breakfast to the solid-silver Woodlawn Vase and the Black-eyed Susan blanket draped over the winning horse, the Preakness Stakes is steeped in history and tradition. Tomorrow's much-anticipated contest at Pimlico Race Course will be —...
| May 20, 2011
| 3:23 PM
Handicapping a horse race like Saturday's Preakness is an iffy proposition for amateurs like me. Over the years, horse players of my acquaintance have picked favorites based on the names of the colts; any horse with a name resembling that of a relative...
| May 22, 2011
Thank you for your recent coverage of horse racing in Maryland, but I would offer a different and somewhat larger perspective. I came to Maryland because of the horse industry — to fox hunt, show, run pony camps, teach, breed horses and ponies,...