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  • Preakness sends a mixed message, but gets the right result

    Preakness sends a mixed message, but gets the right result
    Selling racegoers on the Preakness Stakes has been a tricky balancing act in the past few years. The Maryland Jockey Club struck out in 2009 when it ended the bring-your-own-beer policy in the infield, driving away thousands of young people. It won...
  • King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it

    King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it
    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...
  • King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup

    King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup
    King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs. "I made the rule from the beginning, if I could not raise the [supplemental] $100,000 entry fee, I wasn't going," the legendary Maryland...
  • Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic

    Named after Alex Ovechkin, Eighttofasttocatch the favorite at Maryland Million Classic
    Eighttofasttocatch has gone from being an excitable horse to a well-mannered, explosive performer who is the morning line favorite for Saturday's Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old gelded son of Not For Love owes that in part to...
  • Our snowy Dec. 5ths ... just a coincidence?

     
    I spoke Thursday with Steve Zubrick, the science and operations officer at the NWS forecast office in Sterling, and we talked again about Baltimore's curious history of snowfalls on Dec. 5. It seems he, too, was intrigued by the phenomenon.......
  • Owners' actions argue for seizure of horse tracks

    Owners' actions argue for seizure of horse tracks
    Eminent domain, which gives government authority to forcibly purchase private property, is a last resort in countries that aren't run by juntas or Politburos. It's potent and potentially abusive. It should be exercised only in matters of public...
  • Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships

    swimming Hoff takes gold in 400 free at short-course championships Katie Hoff, who spent most of her swimming career at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club while growing up in Towson, won the 400-meter freestyle at the short-course world championships in...
  • Jockey Club owners and horsemen at odds over live racing season

    Jockey Club owners and horsemen at odds over live racing season
    On the eve of the Maryland Racing Commission's last scheduled meeting of the year, the owners of the state's two major thoroughbred tracks and horse-racing industry representatives were trying to hammer out a last-minute deal to ensure live meets can be...
  • Maryland Racing Commission rejects horse-racing proposal

    Maryland Racing Commission rejects horse-racing proposal
    The future of live thoroughbred racing in Maryland — along with the Preakness Stakes —is in jeopardy once again after a state commission on Tuesday rejected a proposed racing schedule contingent on several conditions that horse owners and...
  • Maryland Jockey Club to seek 77 racing days

    The owners of Maryland's two major thoroughbred tracks proposed Friday to run 77 days of live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course that would conclude after the Preakness Stakes in May. Meanwhile, the tracks' minority owner, Penn...
  • Maryland's largest off-track betting parlor to close

    Maryland's largest off-track betting parlor to close
    Maryland's oldest and largest off-track betting facility will shut down next month, its owners said Tuesday, because it can no longer sustain losses. The closure of the Cracked Claw restaurant and sports palace in Frederick County on Oct. 9 is the latest...