| Oct 3, 2012
| 1:21 PM
The Boniface family of Bonita Farm in Darlington has been through a lot this year.
Benjamin Boniface, 20, died when he lost control of his pickup truck on the private farm lane early one morning in June after "he failed to negotiate a curve," according...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:03 PM
With a sizable106 horses signed up to run in its 11 races, the 27th Jim McKay Maryland Million on Saturday at Laurel Park dodged a bullet considering the decline in the state's foal crop the past several years.
Racing not only suffered in Maryland in the...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:40 PM
There was no surprise and little wonder for trainer King Leatherbury, when his nearly machine-like 6-year-old gelding Ben's Cat won yet again Saturday on Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park.
Victory has become expected.
At age 79, with 6,349 career...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Venus Theatre owner Deb Randall has done it again with another insightful and entertaining production, "Devil Dog Six," that she not only directs and produces but stars in as well. Randall and five other actors play numerous roles in the show, from...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 11:00 PM
Apprentice rider Silvia Zapico broke five ribs and her right ankle in a Friday spill at Laurel Park, according to her agent, Kevin Witte.
The 27-year-old was injured when her mount, Smart N Smokin, ran into the rail, dumped the rider and then kicked...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:47 PM
After a vigorous discussion, the Maryland Racing Commission approved the first raise in 12 years for losing jockeys during Tuesday's regular monthly meeting at Laurel Park.
All losing riders -- those who finish out of the top 3 spots in a race -- will...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Maryland trainer Carlos Garcia said it takes a little patience to coax success from an inexpensive race horse. He might have added love and peppermints, too, because that is what the 62-year-old gives his Laurel Park-based horses, and it has paid off...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:50 PM
Two years ago, our community had a stake in ballot Question A, which decided whether or not to approve the casino at Arundel Mills. Had Question A been defeated, owners of Laurel Park would revive their failed bid to put the casino there. Now that the...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 4:51 PM
The 11-horse field in the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park was packed with strong sprinters from New York and New Jersey, but when the competitors in the six-furlong race reached the wire, it was Maryland-bred Action Andy, the...
| 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...
| 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...