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  • Zee Bros surprises crowd in De Francis Dash

    Zee Bros surprises crowd in De Francis Dash
    Zee Bros, dismissed at odds of 29-1, proved to be the swiftest of all in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, the marquee race in Saturday's Fall Festival of Racing at Laurel Park, which featured six stakes. D. Wayne Lukas trains the 4-year-...
  • Jockey Forest Boyce to ride this winter at Fair Grounds

    Jockey Forest Boyce to ride this winter at Fair Grounds
    Forest Boyce, who has won nearly 350 races in Maryland during the past five years, will move her tack to Fair Grounds for the winter after receiving a call from recently retired rider Rosie Napravnik, who sat atop the jockey standings at the New Orleans...
  • Tom Chuckas resigns as president of Maryland Jockey Club

    Tom Chuckas resigns as president of Maryland Jockey Club
    Tom Chuckas is resigning as president of the Maryland Jockey Club after six years in which he helped rebrand the Preakness Stakes as an entertainment event and built more stable relationships between the state’s tracks and its horsemen. As the...
  • Eighttofasttocatch ends his career with win in Jennings

    Eighttofasttocatch ends his career with win in Jennings
    Eighttofasttocatch was the easy winner of Saturday's $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park, the final start of his storied career. In doing so, Eighttofasttocatch retires a millionaire. Forest Boyce (Garrison Forest) returned from riding at Fair...
  • Horse named after Terrell Suggs wins at Laurel Park

    Horse named after Terrell Suggs wins at Laurel Park
    A gelding named T-Sizzle won the fourth race at Laurel Park this afternoon, continuing a wonderful recent trend of winning racehorses named after Baltimore sports heroes. A 4/5 favorite trained by Michael J. Trombetta, jockey Julian Pimentel rode T-...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Aug. 3 Sunday concert I&I Riddim performs at Columbia's lakefront in a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets and enjoy live music outdoors. Monday, Aug. 4 Big screen "Ernest & Celestine" (rated PG) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the...
  • As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming

    As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming
    Sparse crowds greeted Friday's opening day meet for the live horse racing season at Laurel Park. The glass-enclosed grandstand, with aging yellow and orange stadium-style seats, was hot and nearly deserted. A smattering of fans watched races from a patio...
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007. So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...
  • Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

    Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches
    It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
  • Preakness Stakes 2014: Expert advice for first-time gamblers

    Preakness Stakes 2014: Expert advice for first-time gamblers
    Longshots, exotics, exacta boxes? For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing and handicapping terminology can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, learning the ins and outs of horse...
  • Runaway thoroughbred Bullet Catcher ready to settle into retirement

    Runaway thoroughbred Bullet Catcher ready to settle into retirement
    Seventeen months after he became a one-day sensation by bolting free down U.S. 1, thoroughbred Bullet Catcher is set for a gentle retirement. Now 5 years old, with 20 starts behind him, the gelding is munching hay on a Montgomery County farm, waiting to...