| Oct 26, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Paul G. Hartman, a retired Baltimore maritime executive and thoroughbred horseman, died Oct. 13 of heart failure at his Hydes Farm.
He was 81.
The son of a barber and a homemaker, Mr. Hartman was born in Baltimore and raised above his father's shop in...
| Oct 27, 2011
Rapid Redux, who has won 18 consecutive starts, can tie the all-time North American record of 19 straight victories held by Zenyatta and Peppers Pride with a victory today at Laurel Park.
The 5-year-old gelding will face four rivals in the sixth race, a...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 3:32 PM
At first glance, Rapid Redux looked small compared to his four fellow competitors in Laurel Park's sixth race Thursday afternoon.
But by the time the chestnut was finished running the 7-furlong starter allowance race on the muddy but sealed track, he had...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 9:35 AM
The man who came to town nearly a decade ago promising to be the horse racing industry's salvation has lately become its frustrating nemesis. Franck Stronach, a Canadian billionaire and racing enthusiast who has exerted an erratic will since buying the...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:36 PM
A year ago, Shared Account arrived at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as an outsider. Oddsmakers made her a 46-1 long shot, and her response was to win.
This year, she's back to defend her title in the $2 million Grade I race....
| Nov 12, 2011
Amid legal wrangling and a ballot fight, it seemed as though the casino proposed for Arundel Mills would never become a reality.
Nearly two years ago, the state's slots commission awarded Anne Arundel County's sole slots license to Baltimore developer...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:04 AM
Gail force in Laurel
Columbia-based jazz singer Gail Marten can be heard Saturday, Nov. 19, 1-4 p.m., in the Terrace Room at the Laurel Park Clubhouse in Laurel. Marten will perform with the trio Delecta, which includes pianist Mike Noonan,...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:40 PM
Maryland horsemen learned Monday afternoon they'd have to wait longer for a definitive answer on the state's racing dates for the 2012 season.
"We've had productive meetings," said John McDaniel, a member of the Maryland Racing Commission who has...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 4:15 PM
The Maryland Jockey Club, the financially strapped operator of the state's major thoroughbred racetracks, substantially cut its losses last year thanks to state slots subsidies but still falls short of becoming financially stable.
Laurel Park and Pimlico...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 3:37 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s. Some clouds will be moving in tonight, with a low temperature in the upper 40s.
Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.
| Apr 3, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Kegasus made its/his first promotional appearance at Pimlico Race Track Friday since it was announced the tweeting, beer-swilling centaur would return as the Infield's mascot.
His new sidekick Unicarl also made an appearance.
It was a nice bit of...