| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will headline a concert the day before Preakness at Pimlico Race Course, organizers announced Friday.
The show is part of the People's Pink Party, a partnership between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and takes place...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
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...
| 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 15, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Alternative rock group Chevelle, Nashville country duo Florida-Georgia Line and Philadelphia-based cover band Kristen and the Noise will perform on the Jagermeister Stage at this year's Preakness InfieldFest on May 18, the Maryland Jockey Club announced...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Maryland's aggressive maneuvering to regain horse racing business lost to neighboring states moved forward Tuesday with a proposal to restructure purse allocations and divert more money to local horses.
A task force that has studied the state's ailing...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Rappers Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will headline this year's Preakess InfieldFest May 18 at Pimlico Race Course, organizers announced Monday morning.
In recent years, Pitbull has become one of Top 40's most consistent acts, both in the U.S. and...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Every Monday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will rank the most significant athletes and events in Baltimore sports that week based on accomplishments on and off the field. Because, well, why not?
Today, I debut this fun weekly feature,...
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:21 PM
Jockey Mario Pino, an Ellicott City resident who has spent most of his career in Maryland, is close to joining horse racing's top 10 all-time North American wins list.
Pino is just one win away from tying Hall of Fame rider Earlie Fires, who is currently...
| May 17, 2012
| 3:51 PM
— As the draw for Preakness post positions came to an end Wednesday evening, Donna Peiffer's work was just beginning.
Into the night she worked, turning a dozen colorful cloths into identification badges that will help millions of racing fans...