| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Officials at Laurel Park have canceled racing events Saturday because of weather conditions.
"With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60 today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing again," Maryland...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:57 PM
King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday at Laurel Park.
Leatherbury got win No. 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth....
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Wednesday's live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled because of "extreme weather conditions" in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.
Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting, though.
“It is better to wait and...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will have 146 days of racing in 2014, including the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 17. It’s the same number that has been scheduled the last four years.
The Maryland Racing...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:24 PM
When jockey Chelsey Keiser rode Greentree Road, a 6-year-old gelding from Frederick, across the finish line to place second in the fourth race at Laurel Park on Thursday, she earned his owner 20 percent of the $15,000 purse, or $3,000.
It was far from...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
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....
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 8:23 PM
Dale Capuano winced at the sight of the 10 or so people watching the horse race at Laurel Park as he walked from the paddock into the 3,000-seat grandstand. Most were familiar faces.
Out on the track, his filly, Calcutta Cat, reeled from a rough break...
| May 1, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When his first Kentucky Derby horse, Orb, was named the favorite Wednesday, Stuart S. Janney the III was not there to raise his hands triumphantly for the cameras.
He won't be in Louisville at all in the days leading to the race. A short phone call with...
| 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 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...