| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:32 PM
The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase.
After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Laurel Park will be host to 68 race days and 27 stakes races this fall after the Maryland Jockey Club reached agreement with the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association today. The schedule was approved by the...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 6:00 PM
The latest owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course says the Preakness is the key to turning around the state's horse racing industry.
Greg Avioli, who heads The Stronach Group's racing business, told state regulators Friday that the second leg of...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Live horse racing is back after the Maryland Racing Commission approved racing dates for both the Timonium Fair Grounds race track and Laurel Park on Friday.
Timonium will open for the Maryland State Fair meet Aug. 26, which will be the first live racing...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 12:05 PM
In life, you don't always get exactly what you want. But once in a while, when you do, it turns out to be something wonderful. Such is the case with Marlene Koeppel's dream home.
"I had always wanted this condo," she said, her petite frame, wide eyes and...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Maryland's oldest and largest off-track betting facility will shut down next month, its owners said Tuesday, because it can no longer sustain losses.
The closure of the Cracked Claw restaurant and sports palace in Frederick County on Oct. 9 is the latest...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 2:53 PM
Kegasus, Lord of the Infield Fest at next month's Preakness drew animated discussion Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission.
Tom Cooke, president of Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and professor at Georgetown...
| May 10, 2011
| 6:24 PM
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...
| 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...