| 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...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 2:47 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission on Tuesday approved a 69-day fall meet schedule for Laurel Park that will begin Sept. 5 and feature more stakes races and higher average purses than a year ago.
The meeting includes 32 stakes races — five more than...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 10:28 AM
The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled a new logo Wednesday for Laurel Park Race Course.
"The abstract horse represents the future of racing-respecting where we have been and looking forward to where we are going," Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...