| May 13, 2014
| 11:46 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Officials at Laurel Park have canceled racing events Saturday because of weather conditions.
"With the temperature going from the single digits early in the week to nearly 60 today, the track has been freezing, thawing and freezing again," Maryland...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Victor Carrasco became the 10th Maryland-based rider to earn the Eclipse Award for outstanding apprentice Saturday night.
He received 172 first-place votes. Edgard Zayas was second with 18, followed by the third finalist, Manuel Franco, with 13.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:58 AM
Wednesday's live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled because of "extreme weather conditions" in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.
Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting, though.
“It is better to wait and...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 6:25 PM
Inside the hushed contours of the racetrack kitchen, deep in the cloistered, hardscrabble world of the backstretch at Laurel Park racetrack, every head was bowed. The Rev. Segundo Mir, who pastors a mostly Spanish-speaking flock at First Baptist Church of...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:45 PM
Jockey Julian Pimentel rode a pair of winners on the opening day card of the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting Thursday.
The 34-year-old, who has been a top-five state rider since arriving from New Jersey in 2006, placed first with He's Achance and...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, a minor league Orioles pitcher during the 1930s who later was an NBA referee, co-owner of the Baltimore Bullets, noted horse owner and real estate entrepreneur, died in his sleep of unknown causes March 12 at Sunrise at Fox Hill...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 11:37 PM
More Than a Cruise rallies to win Conniver Stakes
More Than a Cruise stormed from last to first to win the $100,000 Conniver Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired fillies and mares, the co-feature on Saturday's program at Laurel...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Custodians at the Church of the Redeemer have struggled this winter to keep its sidewalks clear of snow, but the one flush against North Charles Street in Homeland — buried by nearly every plow that passes — proved too much.
| Feb 15, 2014
| 5:37 AM
Scheduled horse racing at Laurel Park was canceled Saturday for the third day in a row because of inclement weather, Maryland Racing officials said.
The $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap and $100,000 John Campbell Handicap have been rescheduled for...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:43 PM
Kirwan Equine Group, LLC & Ed Hipps’ Extrasexyhippzster waited behind traffic, pounded through an opening when the field straightened for home and pulled away to an impressive score in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes for 3-year olds, one of four...