| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:12 AM
The Maryland Racing Commission took an important step this week agreeing to join other Eastern states in a set of regulations for the amounts and kinds of medications that can be used at the track. But there is still more that needs to be done to ensure...
| May 20, 2013
| 2:57 PM
The numbers alone say the 138th Preakness was a huge success.
A crowd of 117,203, the fourth largest in Preakness history, was on hand to see long-shot Oxbow's shocking win and heavy-favorite Orb's disappointing run. And the total handle for the day...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:12 PM
The race car — what's left of it — sits in a yard in Middle River, a rusty hulk entombed by weeds. The engine's gone; the tires rotted.
"It ain't very pretty to look at," Pete Kantorsky, Jr. said of the 1937 Ford. But one man's junk is...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Paul H. Trattner, a retired Baltimore public schools art educator and webmaster who was also a noted prestidigitator and popular Santa Claus, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at his Coldspring Newtown home. He was 70.
"Paul was a kind, gentle person who was...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 3:42 PM
With a new long-term racing deal in place, increased breeding activity in the state and planned improvements to Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks, horse racing seems to be barreling toward a brighter future in a state where it had once been so important....
| Jun 6, 2013
| 3:37 PM
In a perfect world, Tyler Picklesimer would love to run thoroughbreds at Colonial Downs throughout the spring and summer, but horse racing in the modern era is far from a model business venture.
To survive, tracks have had to get creative with how...
| May 19, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there.
Many at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, from celebrated trainers to $2 bettors, offered thoughts of what to do with Old Hilltop, the methuselan home of the 138th Preakness Stakes.
The Maryland Jockey...
| May 21, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The Maryland Racing Commission passed a revised incentive program Tuesday meant to persuade thoroughbred breeders to operate in the state and owners of those horses to run on its tracks, but might have shattered the harmony achieved among the sports'...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Impacts after Wednesday night's heavy winds and rain remain widespread around the region, with several roads remaining closed and rivers yet to crest and a wind advisory in effect. In Montgomery County, the flooding required several rescues, and in...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The Maryland Jockey Club, which owns both Pimlico and Laurel Park, submitted its plan for capital improvements to the state Friday.
The plan has not yet become public but likely will early next week when it has been reviewed by the Maryland Racing...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Pimlico is home to some of the most exhilarating and important horse races in history. It annually hosts the Preakness, the second stop on the road to the Triple Crown and primary revenue-driver for its ownership group.
As the Maryland Jockey Club charts...