| Feb 11, 2012
| 10:39 PM
Lacie Slew rallied from next-to-last to win the $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, the Saturday feature at Laurel Park.
Sent to post as the second choice in the field of five fillies and mares, Lacie Slew carried Joe Rocco Jr. to a one-length victory...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:22 AM
A new marketing campaign unveiled Monday aims to replace the tweeting centaur Kegasus as mascot of the Preakness Infield.
The campaign seems to be the latest component of the Infield marketing roll-out, but the Maryland Jockey Club is not taking credit...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:11 AM
Kegasus, the lovable centaur who hosted last year's Preakness InfieldFest, has been reported missing by the Maryland Jockey Club, and there is speculation that his disappearance is an inside job.
The well-designed new Facebook site devoted to the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 4:13 PM
Wanted: new mascot for 137-year-old racing event. Must appeal to the young and Web-savvy. Social media experience required.
That's the premise of an anonymous marketing campaign unveiled this month to unseat the tweeting centaur Kegasus as the mascot...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The country band Little Big Town and the British rock band The Darkness will perform at the Preakness Stakes Infield this year, the Maryland Jockey Club is set to announce this morning.
The bands are the last piece of the live entertainment roster at...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 8:39 AM
Pimlico Race Course has a new logo.
The second-oldest racetrack in the United States unveiled its logo Tuesday. The design features a cupola weather vane -- an iconic track feature -- and a 'Pimlico' script with 'Home of the Preakness' written below....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:44 PM
Horse breeder and trainer Jackie Dale MacLeod was thrilled when Rosecroft Raceway reopened last year after a two-year hiatus. That's because, during that time, MacLeod survived by racing and breeding horses out of state, even though his farm is based in...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Like many horse racing tracks across the country, the Ocean Downs harness track on the Eastern Shore is hemorrhaging money. It lost an average of $2 million annually for the past five years.
Ocean Downs' owner, William Rickman, wants the state's help. He...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 2:52 PM
The Pimlico Special is returning to Preakness weekend.
The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2012 Pimlico Race Course racing days and spring stakes schedule at its regular meeting Tuesday at Laurel Park, including the return of the long-respected...
| Oct 1, 2011
Just about every Friday morning, Karen Lubieniecki takes a leisurely stroll to Laurel Park, finds a place along a railing at the nearly empty racetrack and spends an hour or so watching the horses exercise as the sun climbs the sky.
It isn't that she's a...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 12:37 PM
With 6,325 wins, King Leatherbury is the all-time third-winningest trainer in the country.
The 78-year-old has raced horses on the local circuit and beyond for more than five decades.
But he's never had a horse of major national prominence. And he isn't...