| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:25 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you've decided to take a car trip outside the Allentown area, you're in good company. Over the Independence Day weekend, AAA estimates almost 35 million Americans hit the road, the most since 2007.
So if you've packed the car, filled the tank and...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A federal judge has ordered Baltimore police to halt a "veritable witch hunt" into the personal life of a man who alleges that his camera was seized as he filmed an arrest.
In a ruling unsealed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey said the...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Ten horses were injured and euthanized at Laurel Park over nearly six weeks this year, prompting the state to investigate why the rate of deaths at the racetrack had spiked so drastically and suddenly.
But the deaths remain a mystery, a concern for horse...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Last April, The New York Times reported on a startling spike in the deaths of horses running at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. The investigation found widespread use of drugs to prop up horses that were worn out, broken down or otherwise unfit for...
| Mar 14, 2013
Frank Carulli, the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park handicapper and racing analyst since January 2002, will leave the Maryland Jockey Club when the Pimlico spring meet ends June 8. He will be relocating to Las Vegas.
Next week at Laurel, the Maryland...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:06 PM
Late bloomer Koh I Noor continues his quest for the $500,000 Pimlico Special in his stakes debut Saturday in the nine-furlong Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park.
Two-time defending champion Eighttofasttocatch, General George winner Javerre,...
| Mar 23, 2013
| 11:48 PM
Bold Affair broke for the front and raced comfortably on the lead the remainder of the way in defense of her title in the $100,000 Conniver Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park.
Bold Affair carried Abel Castellano to a two-length victory, beating...
| 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....
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Schools and government offices aren't the only things closing down in anticipation of today's snowstorm. Here is a partial list, continually being updated, of cultural and commercial institutions shutting down for the day.
The American Visionary Art...