| Jan 5, 2013
| 10:37 PM
Md. horse wagering rose 7.5 percent in 2012
The Maryland Jockey Club ended its 2012 racing season last week, posting average wagering figures that were 7.5 percent higher than in 2011. The average daily handle went from $2.27 million to $2....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
The recent article ("Beyond the Preakness," April 9) outlining the current reality of the Pimlico race track and its future highlights the need for broader and bolder thinking in order to advance a sustainable solution to make horse racing in Baltimore...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Laurel Park canceled live racing after the second race Wednesday due to inclement weather, the Maryland Jockey Club announced in a news release.
Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will remain open for simulcasting.
Live racing is scheduled to resume...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Jockey Brandon Meier glances at a race program and doesn't blink at the prospect of riding the beast that had recently buried its hooves into his chest.
The last time Meier rode Bedroom Eyes was two weeks ago, when the racehorse clipped heels with...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports'...
| May 12, 2013
| 4:39 PM
You take your good news where you get it and here's mine: the Preakness sent Kegasus packing.
You remember Kegasus. Sleaze-ball centaur with the biker haircut and beer gut? Budweiser-swilling centerpiece of the Infield Fest ad campaign the past two...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs.
Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never...
| 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...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:44 AM
Stuart Janney III, the co-owner of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday morning to watch the colt once again have an easy trip around the track and then go through his morning routine.
Janney, the chairman of the...
| 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 16, 2013
| 2:42 PM
For Frank Carulli, it's not just a cliche anymore. He really is going to be living the dream in a few weeks.
The longtime Maryland Jockey Club handicapper and race analyst is working his final Preakness on Saturday and will finish out the spring meet at...