February 24, 2004
Trainer Michael Dickinson plans to work Triple Crown candidate Tapit between races at Laurel Park tomorrow. Permission was granted for the winner of last fall's Laurel Futurity to come to the paddock with the horses entered to run in the sixth race. Tapit will remain in the paddock until the race is official, then will work seven furlongs on the main track.
May 11, 1992
Frank Whiteley might have bent a few rules in his time as trainer of thoroughbreds, but he did not break them.So, if you ask about the time he was late with Damascus to the paddock for the 1967 Preakness, he corrects you."I was on time," he says. "You're supposed to be there 20 `D minutes before post time. I was there at 21 minutes [before].Then comes this small confession: "I never did go to the paddock early."In 1967, Whiteley, then a Laurel-based trainer, had good reason to be a fashionably "late" to the Preakness paddock.
September 28, 1990
The PaddockWhere: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road.Hours: 11 a.m.- midnight Sundays and Mondays, 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.Menu: Burgers, sandwiches, crab cakes, soups and appetizers.Credit cards: AE, D, DC, MC, V.Call: 785-7000. You can't miss the '50s-themed nightclub Wurlitzer's at Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, with its pink neon sign and pulsating music.But there's a second nightspot in this hotel, and it's a horse of an entirely different color. While Wurlitzer's is noisy and nostalgia-fixated, the Paddock is a quiet pub. While Wurlitzer's swings until the wee hours, most of the business types at the Paddock wisely head to bed by midnight.
April 11, 1991
Binghamton coach John Paddock scoffs at Rob Laird's wisdom concerning the Rangers' play last weekend.Jacks coach Laird said earlier in the week that the Rangers played as well as they could in taking a pair of games last weekend in Binghamton. Paddock said his team can always get better."How do you begin to judge how good a team can play?" Paddock said. "I think people who would say that a team peaked too early and failed are looking for excuses. We go out every night to win hockey games.
October 19, 2003
On October 17, 2003 EDITH REGINA (nee McKenzie) BARNETTE, beloved wife of Francis Barnette, loving mother of Maria Eleanor Barnette. Cherished grandmother of Michael Francis Anuszewski and Mackenzie Elizabeth Thompson. Dear sister of C. Virginia Wolfe and the late Edmund Howard McKenzie. Aunt of Catherine Jennifer Paddock, great-aunt of Collin Mitchell Wolfe and Carson Wesley Wolfe Paddock. Friends may call at the family owned and operated Slack Funeral Home P.A., 3871 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City on Tuesday 7 to 9 P.M., where a Christian wake service will be held at 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday 10 A.M. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul's St., Ellicott City.
June 18, 1991
The New Jersey Devils yesterday ended months of speculation on who would become head coach and retained Tom McVie.McVie, 55, guided an inconsistent team to a 4-5-4 record after being named interim head coach on March 4, replacing John Cunniff. The team played its best hockey of the season in the first round of the playoffs, losing to the eventual Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games."I feel I'm the man for the job," McVie, 56, said in a conference call from his home in Portland, Ore. "I felt when the evaluation was done and everybody sat back, I was the man for the job."