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  • Churchton's Pete Medhurst ready for new broadcasting ride

    As one of Anne Arundel County's preeminent broadcasting voices, Pete Medhurst calls it like he sees it. And from the Southern High grad's vantage point, he sees just about it all in the world of sports. The 46-year-old Churchton resident got his start...
  • Little Bold John now part of Md.-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame

    Little Bold John now part of Md.-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame
    It seemed only fitting that on the last day that horses were permitted to train over the one-mile oval at the Bowie Training Center, one of its former residents - Little Bold John - was selected as one of only two horses for the 2015 class of the...
  • Hole's 2,000th win comes aboard Dr Bolt at Pimlico

    Hole's 2,000th win comes aboard Dr Bolt at Pimlico
    Taylor Hole, 43, picked up his 2,000th career victory aboard Dr Bolt in the sixth race at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. Dr Bolt, owned by Five Hellions Farm and trained by Donnovan Haughton, took the lead down the stretch from Puturseatbelton while...
  • Trainer H. Graham Motion earns 2,000th career victory

    Trainer H. Graham Motion earns 2,000th career victory
    Fair Hill-based trainer H. Graham Motion, who won the Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom in 2011, earned career victory 2,000 at Delaware Park on Tuesday. The milestone win came in the seventh race when The Buttonwood Group's Rachel Wall posted a 10-...
  • Pimlico Race Course reports rise in handle for spring meet

    Pimlico Race Course reports rise in handle for spring meet
    Pimlico Race Course's 37-day spring meet, highlighted by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's victory in the Preakness, ended Saturday with sharp increases over last year in total and average handle, the Maryland Jockey Club announced. Total wagering...
  • After Triple Crown, horse racing 'in a little bit of awe' of American Pharoah

    After Triple Crown, horse racing 'in a little bit of awe' of American Pharoah
    It simply took the right horse. Just like everyone else, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wondered if winning the Triple Crown had become impossible. Had the modern thoroughbred become too weak to handle the grind of three difficult races in five weeks?...
  • 'A part of history': Maryland racing fans celebrate American Pharoah's Triple Crown

    'A part of history': Maryland racing fans celebrate American Pharoah's Triple Crown
    After the drinks had been spilled and the yelling had quieted inside Pimlico Race Course's Sports Palace bar, after American Pharoah had become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, four friends from Baltimore clutched their winning...
  • American Pharoah wins Triple Crown, ends 37-year drought

    American Pharoah wins Triple Crown, ends 37-year drought
    American Pharoah broke one of the most famous dry spells in sports Saturday, joining Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed as one of 12 Triple Crown winners in thoroughbred racing history. He did it with a brilliant wire-to-wire win in the Belmont...
  • Pimlico meet to end today with mandatory payout of its 10-cent Rainbow 6

    Pimlico meet to end today with mandatory payout of its 10-cent Rainbow 6
    The Preakness meet at Pimlico Race Course ends today with a bonus — a mandatory payout of its 10-cent Rainbow 6 with a carryover of $275,321. The closing day will also include a Belmont Stakes watch party as American Pharoah goes for the Triple...
  • Even after Preakness, Maryland has stake in outcome of Triple Crown

    Even after Preakness, Maryland has stake in outcome of Triple Crown
    When the Kentucky Derby winner leaves Pimlico after the third Saturday in May with its status as a Triple Crown contender still intact, that ensures at least three more weeks of mainstream attention on a horse racing community that doesn't get much time...
  • Horse racing aims not to downplay Triple Crown but to play up other events

    Horse racing aims not to downplay Triple Crown but to play up other events
    The drumbeat begins every winter as horse racing lovers wonder whether the newest crop of 3-year-olds will finally produce a successor to Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. What mainstream attention the sport garners is overwhelmingly focused on...