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  • Joe Aitcheson, Jr., most successful steeplechase rider in history, dies at 85

    Joe Aitcheson, Jr., most successful steeplechase rider in history, dies at 85
    A year ago, Joe Aitcheson, Jr. sat in his room at Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, surrounded by racing mementos, and pondered a reporter's question: How could a jockey who's broken nearly every bone in his body have the gumption to win a record...
  • For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives

    For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives
    Heads bowed, hands clasped, they stood in the jockeys' room at Pimlico Race Course, one hour to first post, as one of their own led the riders in prayer. "Lord, take care of all those here who are risking their lives today — the jockeys and gallop...
  • Kid Cruz owners could be first openly gay couple to win a Triple Crown race

    Kid Cruz owners could be first openly gay couple to win a Triple Crown race
    Steven Brandt's road to owning a Triple Crown racehorse is built on relationships. It is about his late mother, Shirley Brandt, who told her son shortly before she died that he finally had a horse who would qualify for a classic race. It is about...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

    Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown
    Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas says he is rooting for California Chrome to win the Triple Crown — both for the health of the industry and the storyline. "Just simply having a Triple Crown keeps the industry and the public generally...
  • Dale Austin, longtime Sun racing reporter, dies

    Dale Austin, longtime Sun racing reporter, dies
    Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81. His wife of 38 years, the...
  • Ellicott City resident prepares to call Saturday's Preakness

    If you go the Preakness this weekend, odds are you'll recognize the voice calling the race. That's because the voice belongs to Dave Rodman, who has called the Preakness — and every other horse race at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, except...
  • For Preakness Day, Monkton man rounds up the big horses

    On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only...
  • Racing canceled at Laurel Park due to changing temperatures

    Racing canceled at Laurel Park due to changing temperatures
    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...
  • Maryland-based Carrasco wins Eclipse Award for apprentice jockey

    Maryland-based Carrasco wins Eclipse Award for apprentice jockey
    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. The...
  • Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather

    Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather
    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...
  • City officials have day at the races for running of Laurel Stakes

    Mayor Craig Moe didn't look like he was betting with both fists Saturday at Laurel Park, but he didn't exactly come off as a wide-eyed neophyte either as the city of Laurel teamed with the track for a feel-good cross-promotional event. Inside a former...