| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Every Monday, Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel will rank the most significant athletes and events in Baltimore sports that week based on accomplishments on and off the field. Because, well, why not?
Today, I debut this fun weekly feature,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will headline a concert the day before Preakness at Pimlico Race Course, organizers announced Friday.
The show is part of the People's Pink Party, a partnership between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and takes place...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Ten horses were injured and euthanized at Laurel Park over nearly six weeks this year, prompting the state to investigate why the rate of deaths at the racetrack had spiked so drastically and suddenly.
But the deaths remain a mystery, a concern for horse...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Last April, The New York Times reported on a startling spike in the deaths of horses running at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. The investigation found widespread use of drugs to prop up horses that were worn out, broken down or otherwise unfit for...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:48 PM
Bold Affair broke for the front and raced comfortably on the lead the remainder of the way in defense of her title in the $100,000 Conniver Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.
Bold Affair carried Abel Castellano to a two-length victory, beating...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 11:15 PM
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Wednesday that Gabby Gaudet, a 22-year-old student at Towson University, will replace Frank Carulli as the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park racing analyst after he leaves the company at the end of the Pimlico Race...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:19 PM
This spring's season at Pimlico includes attractions designed to renew long-fading interest in thoroughbred horse racing: live music, a wine festival, beer and bourbon tastings, tutorials on betting and special contests.
Get them to come once, the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:10 PM
DJ and producer Afrojack will open the main stage music lineup at this year's Preakness InfieldFest on May 18, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Friday. Two country singers, Rodney Atkins and Rachel Farley, will round out the Black-Eyed Susan concert...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Security at Pimlico's historic Preakness barn will be heightened this year, a move that comes amid renewed concern about doping and horse safety in the sport.
All visitors, including veterinarians, who want to spend time with horses scheduled to run in...