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  • 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...
  • Monday night ministry reaches racetrack workers

    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...
  • Pimentel rides two winners at Pimlico spring meet opener

    Pimentel rides two winners at Pimlico spring meet opener
    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...
  • Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, Bullets owner, NBA referee, dies

    Arnold A. "Arnie" Heft, Bullets owner, NBA referee, dies
    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...
  • More Than a Cruise rallies in Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park

    More Than a Cruise rallies in Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park
    Laurel Park 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...
  • Fines for snowy sidewalks abound this harsh winter

    Fines for snowy sidewalks abound this harsh winter
    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. The city...
  • Horse races canceled at Laurel Park because of snowstorm

    Horse races canceled at Laurel Park because of snowstorm
    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...
  • Extrasexyhippzster strolls to victory in Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel

    Extrasexyhippzster strolls to victory in Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel
    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...
  • Dividing up the casino winnings

    Dividing up the casino winnings
    Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
  • 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...