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  • As Preakness 2013 arrives, infield shows identity shift from drink-a-thon to music festival

    As Preakness 2013 arrives, infield shows identity shift from drink-a-thon to music festival
    In 2008, Ed DeRosa witnessed the infamy of the Preakness infield — the passed-out partiers, the chucking of full beer cans into crowds and of course, the "Running of the Urinals," where drunken infielders ran down a row of portable toilets. DeRosa,...
  • Retired racehorses show off new skills at Pimlico

    Governor Jack, a former racehorse, cantered smoothly and landed multiple jumps in front of the crowd at Pimlico Race Course, as if he had been an event horse his entire life. Elissa Ogburn, his 14-year-old trainer and rider, knew how far he had come....
  • Digest: Webster, Temple back with Wizards; Maynor joins team

    Wizards Webster, Temple back; Maynor joins team With the NBA's moratorium on free-agent signings and trades lifted Wednesday, the Washington Wizards announced three deals. They re-signed forward Martell Webster, signed point guard Eric Maynor and re-...
  • Elementary school teacher's stables cater to horses long past their prime

    All the glory and fame for thoroughbreds come on the racetrack, so to most it's a bit of a mystery where the horses go after their racing days are over. Well, Betty McCue knows. Seven years ago, McCue and her sister, Evelyn Martin, opened EHM...
  • Laurel Park fall schedule will run Sept. 19 to Dec. 31

    Laurel Park fall schedule will run Sept. 19 to Dec. 31
    Laurel Park Fall schedule will run Sept. 19 to Dec. 31 The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2013 Laurel Park fall schedule Tuesday after it was after it was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission at its monthly meeting. After a 14-week break,...
  • Crowded Baltimore sponsorship market strained by new sports entities

    Crowded Baltimore sponsorship market strained by new sports entities
    Baltimore's reputation as a sports city continues to grow, thanks to the Super Bowl champion Ravens and the surging Orioles. It's also known for losing corporate headquarters, making it the largest U.S. city without a Fortune 500 company. That...
  • Organizers declare the 138th Preakness a success

    The numbers alone say the 138th Preakness was a huge success. A crowd of 117,203, the fourth largest in Preakness history, was on hand to see long-shot Oxbow's shocking win and heavy-favorite Orb's disappointing run. And the total handle for the day...
  • Q&A with Georganne Hale, Maryland Jockey Club director of racing/racing secretary

    Q&A with Georganne Hale, Maryland Jockey Club director of racing/racing secretary
    What was the hardest lesson you've learned so far? "That you've got to educate the public on the realities of horse racing. They only hear about the negatives -- breakdowns and drugs -- and think that we mistreat the horses. That simply is not true."...
  • Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician

    Paul H. Trattner, art educator and magician
    Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70. "Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
  • Carr offered contract by pro team in China

    Basketball Carr offered contract by pro team in China This summer saw former Patterson star Aquille Carr get his first taste of basketball overseas by taking part in the Legends Tour during the month of June. Playing alongside the likes of former...
  • Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash set for Saturday

    Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash set for Saturday
    Horse racing De Francis is Saturday; Laurel opens today Nine sprinters, including local star Ben's Cat, have been entered in Saturday's 22nd running of the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park. The track's fall meeting begins...