| May 11, 2011
| 4:29 PM
Could the Preakness join the Super Bowl and the final round of the Masters as a member of the must-watch Sunday sports scene?
It's worth discussing a move from Saturday afternoon to raise the profile and the profits of the second leg of racing's Triple...
| 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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Maryland Jockey Club, the financially strapped operator of the state's major thoroughbred racetracks, substantially cut its losses last year thanks to state slots subsidies but still falls short of becoming financially stable.
Laurel Park and Pimlico...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:37 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s. Some clouds will be moving in tonight, with a low temperature in the upper 40s.
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| Apr 3, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Kegasus made its/his first promotional appearance at Pimlico Race Track Friday since it was announced the tweeting, beer-swilling centaur would return as the Infield's mascot.
His new sidekick Unicarl also made an appearance.
It was a nice bit of...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:49 PM
Maryland horse racing got exposed for a lack of oversight Tuesday during an appeal to have the Rick Dutrow-trained King and Crusader reinstated as the winner of the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship at Laurel Park.
Dutrow and his horse's owner James...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:13 PM
A day after the lack of oversight at Maryland race tracks came to light in a hearing before the Maryland Racing Commission at Pimlico Race Course, the commission's executive director, Mike Hopkins, said steps are already being taken to improve the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Alas, Kegasus will not be the most athletic, um, sentient being in the infield at Preakness.
Olympic Gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers will compete in a National Volleyball League (yes, that's a thing) event on May 18-19. The pair will be...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 12:43 PM
On the wall of Eddie Gaudet's office is a photo of him as a jockey sitting atop a winner in Florida in the 1950s. Tucked in among dozens of snapshots and 8-by-10s spread over three walls, is another from 1966 showing Gaudet as the winning trainer at Bowie...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Maryland horse racing may be on shaky ground, but Laurel Park in winter is still appealing to a number of trainers from outside the state.
With the 48-day winter meet set to begin at Laurel Park on Jan. 4, and the weather growing colder up north,...