| May 10, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Some years, Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind has to turn horses away from the Preakness. He and other members of the staff may look through the credentials of 20 horses, calculating their earnings -- the Preakness uses a fairly...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Frank Stronach, owner of Pimlico, is in Washington, D.C., this week. He discussed his new book, "Magna Man: My Road to Economic Freedom," at a session today.
Yesterday, he spent time on Capitol Hill, working to spread his theory that American...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:49 PM
They likely won't recognize each other Saturday as they go to the gate for the 138th Preakness.
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Departing, a horse some believe could be the only one capable of ending this year's Triple Crown chase in Baltimore, will...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:42 PM
With a new long-term racing deal in place, increased breeding activity in the state and planned improvements to Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks, horse racing seems to be barreling toward a brighter future in a state where it had once been so important....
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year.
Santa Anita, of course, is owned by the...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Ramon Dominguez, who won 1,010 races in Maryland, has retired from horse racing after suffering a head injury at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York on Jan. 18. The 36-year-old jockey announced his retirement through the New York Racing Association on Thursday...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Glenn Thompson says he didn't do it to get rich, and he offers proof. If you're unable or unwilling to pay $9.99 to buy his book, he'll provide a code that will allow you to read it online for free.
Thompson, a respected trainer for more than three...
| May 16, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The Kentucky Derby winner and oddsmakers' favorite for the Preakness Stakes isn't exactly a Maryland horse, but he's close — Orb is partially owned by a Baltimore County businessman, and his sire spent some time in Harford County. Attendance at...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Maryland Jockey Club senior vice president for communications Mike Gathagan credentialed more than 1,600 media members for the 138th Preakness.
We talked to a few of them to get their take on how Saturday's race might end up. Not surprisingly, they went...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Saturday that the Preakness brand “has changed dramatically” in the last few years, citing an attendance bump in the infield celebration and increased security all around the racetrack.
| May 18, 2013
| 5:50 PM
A group of friends and family from Elkridge prepared for the Preakness as they have every year for decades. They packed tubs of Rice Krispies treats, shrimp salad, macaroni salad, cashews, soft drinks and a giant bag of Utz chips into their cars and...