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  • Julian Pimentel will ride Dads Caps in De Francis

    Julian Pimentel will ride Dads Caps in De Francis
    Dash is part of Laurel's $981,000 Fall Festival of Racing Julian Pimentel will ride 5-2 favorite Dads Caps instead of Ben's Cat on Saturday in the $350,000 De Francis Dash, part of Laurel Park's nine-race $981,000 Fall Festival of Racing. Ben's Cat...
  • Eighttofasttocatch wins third Maryland Million Classic

    Eighttofasttocatch wins third Maryland Million Classic
    Trainer Tim Keefe knew all week it would be an emotional Saturday if Eighttofasttocatch became the first horse to win the Maryland Million Classic three times. With the death of his primary benefactor, Arnold Heft, in March, and then his father on May...
  • Eighttofasttocatch, Monster Sleeping and Roadhog could repeat at Maryland Million

    Eighttofasttocatch, Monster Sleeping and Roadhog could repeat at Maryland Million
    Twenty-nine horses have won more than one Maryland Million event. Seven former winners are entered Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, including three runners looking to repeat last year's wins: Eighttofasttocatch (Classic), Monster Sleeping (Ladies) and...
  • Eighttofasttocatch to defend Maryland Million Classic title

    Eighttofasttocatch to defend Maryland Million Classic title
    Maryland Million Classic defending champion Eighttofasttocatch, who also won in 2011, was made the overwhelming 3-5 morning-line favorite Wednesday for Saturday's edition of the race at Laurel Park. The 11/8-mile, $150,000 race featuring nine runners is...
  • Ben's Cat could be first to win four Maryland Million races

    Ben's Cat could be first to win four Maryland Million races
    Laurel Park Ben's Cat could be first to win 4 Md. Million races Ben's Cat has a chance next Saturday at Laurel Park to become the first horse to win Jim McKay Maryland Million races in four different years. After victories in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in...
  • Runaway thoroughbred Bullet Catcher ready to settle into retirement

    Runaway thoroughbred Bullet Catcher ready to settle into retirement
    Seventeen months after he became a one-day sensation by bolting free down U.S. 1, thoroughbred Bullet Catcher is set for a gentle retirement. Now 5 years old, with 20 starts behind him, the gelding is munching hay on a Montgomery County farm, waiting to...
  • 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...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Aug. 3 Sunday concert I&I Riddim performs at Columbia's lakefront in a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Bring blankets and enjoy live music outdoors. Monday, Aug. 4 Big screen "Ernest & Celestine" (rated PG) will be shown at 8:30 p.m. at the...
  • 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...
  • As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming

    As Laurel Park opens live season, owners continue to say redevelopment is coming
    Sparse crowds greeted Friday's opening day meet for the live horse racing season at Laurel Park. The glass-enclosed grandstand, with aging yellow and orange stadium-style seats, was hot and nearly deserted. A smattering of fans watched races from a patio...
  • Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive

    Allentown and country: Great American road trips on a 3-hour drive
    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...