| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Gulfstream gets serious again Saturday. Five days after the conclusion of its first summer season, the premier winter meet, the 75th anniversary season, breaks from the starting gate.
Opening day of what is billed as "the championship meeting" has always...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Craig Moe didn't look like he was betting with both fists Saturday at Laurel Park, but he didn't exactly come off as a wide-eyed neophyte either as the city of Laurel teamed with the track for a feel-good cross-promotional event.
Inside a former...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:51 PM
After the holiday parade, before the football and around the time the smell of turkey consumes the house, Thanksgiving Day television viewing will once again go to the dogs.
More than 2,000 of the top American Kennel Club-sanctioned pooches, including...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The 3-year-old colt who inspired a summer fervor for Maryland horse racing by winning five straight races, including the 2013 Kentucky Derby, is entering retirement.
Orb, owned by Baltimore native Stuart S. Janney III and home-bred at Phipps Stable,...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
PHILADELPHIA A hat with too many feathers, too many sequins, or too many ribbons is just too much drama.
But the right chapeau? The perfectly perched little pillbox? That's the epitome of chic.
So you can imagine how excited socialites-turned-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Three seasons into 2 Broke Girls, it still happens. People are shocked when they find out Jonathan Kite is a regular American guy from Skokie, Ill., and not Oleg, the lecherous short-order cook who perpetually harasses— er, flirts with Max (Kat...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"A writer is someone on whom nothing is lost." -- Henry James
My good friend Ralph Graves departed this earth recently and I made mention of it. But then I found a divine photograph of the two of us whooping it up, back in 2001, over the days when we...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 6:31 PM
In a stretch duel that had the Santa Anita crowd of 58,795 screaming and on their feet, Mucho Macho Man held on by the tiniest of margins to win the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic. It was the kind of race that brings people back to racing.
| Oct 15, 2013
Jessica Campbell got an early start with road trips. "We grew up making trips to our family vacation house in Cherry Grove, S.C., just outside Myrtle Beach," says the Nashville-based singer-songwriter. "I loved it! Knowing that it was a house my grandpa...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Last January, when Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launched his comeback after seven years in retirement, his daughter, Madison, wasn't happy. She was in the winner's circle at Santa Anita, crying, "I want my daddy."
Eight months later, the 4-year-...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Horses and jockeys were on the move Sunday returning to their home bases after the two-day Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita, but Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez remained at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after having his spleen removed...