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April 6, 1997
We have a bad problem with crab grass, and I'm ready to resort to chemicals. What should I use, and when should I apply it?You should apply a pre-emergent herbicide by the end of this week. This material will prevent crab-grass seed from germinating. If you regularly fertilize your lawn, you should avoid herbicides that are combined with fertilizers. It would be overkill to use such products.We have a 6-foot-high wooden privacy fence surrounding our back patio. Are there some low-maintenance vines I can plant this spring that will cover the fence without destroying it?
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1999
If you're around anything long enough, you'll see it all. Saturday was horse racing's day for the amazing and bizarre.On the final day of MATCH (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships), the 35-race series that began in April, two horses with chances to clinch the title (and $150,000 in bonuses for their owner and trainer) encountered trouble in the starting gate.At Delaware Park in the afternoon, Crab Grass, trained by Barclay Tagg at Laurel Park, needed to finish third or better in the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes to win the championship.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1999
The question about Crab Grass in yesterday's $75,000 Skipat Stakes was a five-month layoff.But the mare returned running to steal away from six rivals for a 1 1/4-length victory in the first MATCH race of the year for older female sprinters.In a race named for a horse owned by popular local restaurateur Constantine "Buzz" Beler, Crab Grass laid just off the pace, pulled away from a tiring Mz. Ann and held off a late challenge by Passeggiata to score her seventh lifetime win and first since last August at Saratoga.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1999
Crab Grass, a 5-year-old mare trained by Marylander Barclay Tagg, had only to finish first, second or third yesterday to win the third annual MATCH series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships).But when the gate opened for the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes at Delaware Park in Stanton, Crab Grass was nowhere to be found. She did not leave the starting gate. Finally, after several seconds, with the rest of the field out of range, she loped out as if going for a Sunday stroll."In 30 years of training horses," Tagg said, "I've never had that happen to me."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1999
Crab Grass, a 5-year-old mare trained by Marylander Barclay Tagg, had only to finish first, second or third yesterday to win the third annual MATCH series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships).But when the gate opened for the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes at Delaware Park in Stanton, Crab Grass was nowhere to be found. She did not leave the starting gate. Finally, after several seconds, with the rest of the field out of range, she loped out as if going for a Sunday stroll."In 30 years of training horses," Tagg said, "I've never had that happen to me."
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1998
When Paul Zwaska moved into his new Timonium home four years ago, the first thing the head Orioles groundskeeper did was kill his lawn -- on purpose.The patchy "developer's" grass was driving him crazy, he says. After all, this is a man who cultivates the emerald-green, picture-perfect ball field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for a living."When the grass is kept right it looks beautiful," said Zwaska, explaining his love of turf. "I just like to look at a well-manicured lawn."But these days, Zwaska, who works about 100 hours a week when the Birds are in town, is resigned to cutting his own yard on the fly."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1997
Jockey Edgar Prado reached another plateau at Laurel Park yesterday, riding four winners to move past Canadian Sandy Hawley's 515 in a year.Prado's total of 517 victories places him third on the all-time list behind Chris McCarron (546 in 1974) and Kent Desormeaux (598 in 1989) among riders campaigning in North America.With nine racing days remaining in 1997, Prado is not likely to approach Desormeaux's record, but he could challenge McCarron by averaging slightly more than three victories daily.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1999
If you're around anything long enough, you'll see it all. Saturday was horse racing's day for the amazing and bizarre.On the final day of MATCH (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships), the 35-race series that began in April, two horses with chances to clinch the title (and $150,000 in bonuses for their owner and trainer) encountered trouble in the starting gate.At Delaware Park in the afternoon, Crab Grass, trained by Barclay Tagg at Laurel Park, needed to finish third or better in the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes to win the championship.
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By Bob Pickering | August 14, 1999
TodayWilliam M. Backer's Crab Grass will face only four other distaffers in the Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Stakes when she goes after her third stakes victory of the year. The 12th running of the filly-mare event will be over 7 furlongs for a $125,000 purse.Trained by Barclay Tagg, Crab Grass won the Skipat Stakes at Pimlico in her seasonal debut before shipping to West Virginia for the Shenandoah Valley Handicap. She was the 7-to-10 favorite in winning the Charles Town event by 5 1/2 lengths.
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By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 15, 1999
Jockey Brent Bartram didn't ask any questions when he was asked to ride Delta Music at Laurel Park yesterday.The Delaware Park regular has learned to do as told when New York trainer Neil Howard has instructions. The result was an easy commute down I-95 and an easier ride to victory in the $125,000 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Handicap."When Neil calls, you just go," said Bartram, 36. "You know he's going to have the horses ready to go."Delta Music, with seven wins from 14 career starts, had been battling tougher competition before yesterday's debut in Maryland.
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By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 15, 1999
Jockey Brent Bartram didn't ask any questions when he was asked to ride Delta Music at Laurel Park yesterday.The Delaware Park regular has learned to do as told when New York trainer Neil Howard has instructions. The result was an easy commute down I-95 and an easier ride to victory in the $125,000 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Handicap."When Neil calls, you just go," said Bartram, 36. "You know he's going to have the horses ready to go."Delta Music, with seven wins from 14 career starts, had been battling tougher competition before yesterday's debut in Maryland.
SPORTS
By Bob Pickering | August 14, 1999
TodayWilliam M. Backer's Crab Grass will face only four other distaffers in the Straight Deal Breeders' Cup Stakes when she goes after her third stakes victory of the year. The 12th running of the filly-mare event will be over 7 furlongs for a $125,000 purse.Trained by Barclay Tagg, Crab Grass won the Skipat Stakes at Pimlico in her seasonal debut before shipping to West Virginia for the Shenandoah Valley Handicap. She was the 7-to-10 favorite in winning the Charles Town event by 5 1/2 lengths.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1999
For Barclay Tagg and William M. Backer, the seven races of the MATCH series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) seemed back in May to stretch on forever.But after Crab Grass, which Tagg trains and Backer owns and bred, won the first two races in the sprint division for fillies and mares 3 and older, they became captivated. Now, after three races in each of the five divisions of MATCH, Tagg and Backer stand atop the leader board for their share of $550,000 in trainer and owner bonuses.
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1999
The question about Crab Grass in yesterday's $75,000 Skipat Stakes was a five-month layoff.But the mare returned running to steal away from six rivals for a 1 1/4-length victory in the first MATCH race of the year for older female sprinters.In a race named for a horse owned by popular local restaurateur Constantine "Buzz" Beler, Crab Grass laid just off the pace, pulled away from a tiring Mz. Ann and held off a late challenge by Passeggiata to score her seventh lifetime win and first since last August at Saratoga.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | June 10, 1998
When Paul Zwaska moved into his new Timonium home four years ago, the first thing the head Orioles groundskeeper did was kill his lawn -- on purpose.The patchy "developer's" grass was driving him crazy, he says. After all, this is a man who cultivates the emerald-green, picture-perfect ball field at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for a living."When the grass is kept right it looks beautiful," said Zwaska, explaining his love of turf. "I just like to look at a well-manicured lawn."But these days, Zwaska, who works about 100 hours a week when the Birds are in town, is resigned to cutting his own yard on the fly."
SPORTS
By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1997
Jockey Edgar Prado reached another plateau at Laurel Park yesterday, riding four winners to move past Canadian Sandy Hawley's 515 in a year.Prado's total of 517 victories places him third on the all-time list behind Chris McCarron (546 in 1974) and Kent Desormeaux (598 in 1989) among riders campaigning in North America.With nine racing days remaining in 1997, Prado is not likely to approach Desormeaux's record, but he could challenge McCarron by averaging slightly more than three victories daily.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 11, 1999
For Barclay Tagg and William M. Backer, the seven races of the MATCH series (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships) seemed back in May to stretch on forever.But after Crab Grass, which Tagg trains and Backer owns and bred, won the first two races in the sprint division for fillies and mares 3 and older, they became captivated. Now, after three races in each of the five divisions of MATCH, Tagg and Backer stand atop the leader board for their share of $550,000 in trainer and owner bonuses.
NEWS
By Michael Hill CO :Television | December 18, 1991
Back when it was still Mayor William Donald Schaefer, and when the news he was delivering was almost always good -- a new Harborplace, a new National Aquarium, a reborn city -- he came to us with funny hats and silly costumes.Last night as Governor Schaefer, the news was mostly bad and he came with charts.Still, Schaefer's brief, 15-minute talk on the condition of Maryland's economy and state budget was a reminder of why this man was once regarded as such a consummate politician.It wasn't the Jimmy Carter-like malaise speech that you might have expected from a man reported to be in a melancholy over these fiscal troubles.
FEATURES
April 6, 1997
We have a bad problem with crab grass, and I'm ready to resort to chemicals. What should I use, and when should I apply it?You should apply a pre-emergent herbicide by the end of this week. This material will prevent crab-grass seed from germinating. If you regularly fertilize your lawn, you should avoid herbicides that are combined with fertilizers. It would be overkill to use such products.We have a 6-foot-high wooden privacy fence surrounding our back patio. Are there some low-maintenance vines I can plant this spring that will cover the fence without destroying it?
NEWS
By Michael Hill CO :Television | December 18, 1991
Back when it was still Mayor William Donald Schaefer, and when the news he was delivering was almost always good -- a new Harborplace, a new National Aquarium, a reborn city -- he came to us with funny hats and silly costumes.Last night as Governor Schaefer, the news was mostly bad and he came with charts.Still, Schaefer's brief, 15-minute talk on the condition of Maryland's economy and state budget was a reminder of why this man was once regarded as such a consummate politician.It wasn't the Jimmy Carter-like malaise speech that you might have expected from a man reported to be in a melancholy over these fiscal troubles.
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