Column | Dec 26, 2014 | 9:01 PM
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Story | Dec 27, 2014Spotted Heart overcame traffic and charged home to her first stakes victory in the $125,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship at Laurel Park. Ridden by jockey Sheldon Russell and trained by Mark Shuman, the daughter of Lion Hearted broke alertly, moved extremely wide into the stretch and handled some mild bumping before finishing the 7-furlong race. She crossed the finish line in 1 minute, 25.63 seconds, 11/4 lengths ahead of program favorite Miss Bullistic. Everything Lovely finished third. A 23-1 long shot, Spotted Heart paid $49.40. "We were in great position, then we went from great position to a little tight," Russell said. "Mark told me to try to get her in the clear at the top of the stretch. For a while it didn't look as if I would be able to as several of the horses were getting tired and drifting out. There were horses that were faster than her, so we really needed good position to win it."
Story | Dec 26, 2014 | 6:39 PM
Story | Dec 26, 2014 | 1:16 PM
Mardi Gras Casino has launched "Blinko Drop Zone," which runs through Feb. 11. It's very much like the Plinko game you'll see on "The Price is Right," with winners along the way at Mardi Gras (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200,...
Story | Dec 26, 2014 | 3:04 PM
While there are no sure things in the Oscar race, the main contenders for best picture seem have to settled into place. But there are bound to be some surprises, with many titles on the cusp of landing one of the potential 10 spots. As the year comes to a...