| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Esther F. Dubin, a retired coronary care nurse whose career spanned more than four decades, died Sunday of Alzheimer's disease at her Mount Washington home. She was 69.
The daughter of Charles Farber, an Internal Revenue Service agent, and Jessie...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Jerry R. Engelman, a retired real estate broker who specialized in ground rents, died May 8 of heart failure at his Pikesville home. He was 70.
The son of Paul Engelman, a real estate broker, and Doris Engelman, a homemaker, Jerry Ronald Engelman was...
| May 27, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| May 27, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Odis Lee Sistrunk Jr., a retired Baltimore police lieutenant colonel known as the "Big O," died of undetermined causes May 19 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 65.
Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:59 PM
Maryland sensation Ben's Cat will attempt to become the seventh Maryland-bred to reach the $2 million earnings mark when the King Leatherbury homebred competes in the Grade 3, $300,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park next Saturday. A first- or second-...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
An intense flurry of lightning early Thursday sparked fires that destroyed a church steeple and the roof of a Middle River home as heavy downpours also closed the Walters Art Museum for the day Thursday, continuing a rainy spring that already has raised...
| Jun 3, 2014
Horse racing — the sport of kings! — still mattered when I was a kid. This was the late 1960s and early '70s, and the Triple Crown events were must-see TV as fans longed for the next colt to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:11 PM
It has been 36 years since racing's last Triple Crown winner, but for those involved with horses who have triumphed, the memories don't fade.
As a prelude to California Chrome's attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday's Belmont...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:20 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds.
It fits the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The case can be made that there is a lot more riding on California Chrome than a 100-pound jockey and a chance to be mentioned in the same conversation with the greatest thoroughbreds of all time.
The case can be made that when Chrome bursts out of...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:47 PM
The owners of California Chrome might have had to face the world after the colt fell short of a Triple Crown victory Saturday, but Tim McCoig faced an even tougher crowd after the loss: his wife.
"It's not a good day in my household. I just lost a week'...