| May 19, 2012
| 7:13 PM
The largest crowd in Preakness Stakes history watched the thrilling victory of a horse that's now on a Triple Crown hunt, jammed to pop band Maroon 5 and basked under a Saturday sky whose only clouds were the wispy letters of an advertisement sprayed from...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Maryland horsemen learned Monday afternoon they'd have to wait longer for a definitive answer on the state's racing dates for the 2012 season.
"We've had productive meetings," said John McDaniel, a member of the Maryland Racing Commission who has...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 2:19 PM
The thoroughbred industry missed Thursday's deadline to submit a long-term business plan to sustain the sport to the Maryland General Assembly.
A state law enacted earlier this year to provide slot subsidies to the state's struggling racetracks called...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 9:48 AM
The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2012 Preakness logo for the 137th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, to be run May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.
The 2012 logo, in traditional Maryland colors of red, gold, and black, depicts...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The owner of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks and the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association reached a tentative agreement Saturday to maintain 146 days of live racing next year, avoiding another last-minute showdown that threatened the...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:25 AM
The owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course plans to ask the state for up to $6 million in slots subsidies to help support the day-to-day operations of the tracks next year.
The move is part of the Maryland Jockey Club's deal with the Maryland...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:24 PM
The owner of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course plans to ask the state for up to $6 million in slots subsidies to help run 146 days of live racing at the two tracks next year.
The move was part of a deal approved Tuesday by the Maryland Racing...
| Dec 22, 2011
The pendulum for Maryland horse racing has swung again, and Maryland Jockey Club owner Frank Stronach has agreed to a full schedule of live racing for 2012, provided the horsemen and state pony up millions in subsidies to cover losses at the track. This...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Lucy C. Acton, a former Evening Sun feature writer who later was editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, formerly Maryland Horse Magazine, died June 7 of cancer of the appendix at Gilchrist Hospice Care.
The Timonium resident was 63.
"She was a...