| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Edward Trail Mathias, a retired banker and longtime denizen of Bolton Hill, died June 17 from complications of a stroke at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 85.
The son of Charles McCurdy Mathias, a lawyer, and Theresa Mcelfresh Trail...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Am I missing something? Not only do I have no area for my toiletries, but the space under one of the sinks I had been using to keep my shaving kit has now been taken over by cat food. This is just another indication of the pecking order in my house. Meow....
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
It will take less than 110 seconds to decide the winner of Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, but if you pay attention to the bettors, they are almost certain to place their trust in the combination of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and two-time...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Apparently, trainer Doug O'Neill has taken the name of his most famous horse literally. Saturday, he decided, I'll Have Another.
So, here we go again. If race fans have that feeling of "Groundhog Day," nobody could blame them. The O'Neill Show, a...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 9:24 AM
Troy Williams, who played his first three seasons at Phoebus before transferring to Oak Hill Academy, has been named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia.
Williams, in Hampton for spring break, said he heard the news from Indiana fans over...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 5:31 PM
Shug McGaughey is as Kentucky as blue grass. Every spring when the new crop of 2-year-olds comes into his barn, the veteran trainer said, he looks them over and wonders if one of them will be the one to fulfill his lifelong dream to win the Kentucky...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:58 AM
“If you come here at 6:30 every morning, after you leave, you will always have a good day.”
I was chatting with a young jockey named Kevin Krigger. We were seated in the stands at Clocker's Corner in Santa Anita Park. Clocker's is one of...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 5:39 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Getting a seat at Louisville's best restaurants on Kentucky Derby weekend can feel as impossible as a long shot's chances of taking home the roses. It's no secret that the city's culinary scene is among the hottest in the country....
| Apr 20, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Newspapers ran through Roni Frye’s blood, first as a linotype operator at papers in her native Ohio, then as the owner of MacCarthy’s, a Fort Lauderdale newsstand on Las Olas Boulevard (next to The Floridian diner) that she ran for nearly...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
John Shirreffs should not depart the Southern California thoroughbred racing scene without a salute. So cup your right hand to your forehead and read on.
There will be no brass bands playing when Shirreffs leaves.
That's partly because it will be...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:13 PM
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — With his devastating 7 3/4-length victory last month in the historic Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, Game On Dude served notice that at age 6, he remains perhaps the top racehorse in the country.
Game On Dude’s Hall of...