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May 20, 2014
I have been in the horse racing industry for 25 years and totally agree with Keith Dane's thoughts that a federal agency needs to take over control of the sport ( "Stop doping horses," May 15). The states are totally lacking in any control. Jay Stone - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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July 12, 2014
Obstacle race Today, July 13: The Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race will begin at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie. Three- and 6-mile courses. Information: downanddirtyobstaclerace.com. Ocean Games Saturday, July 19: The Ocean Games in Ocean City , a fundraiser for the Johns Hopkins Brain Rehabilitation Program, will feature "Swim Ocean City ," a 9-, 3- and 1-mile swim parallel to the shoreline, and "East Coast SUP CUP," a paddleboard out-and-back near the inlet.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2012
Freedom Green is a full-time mom with four young children and a husband whose job has him working 20-hour days. That is why she runs. "There are times when I need to get away, so that I don't flip out," says Green, 40, of Owings Mills. "I don't want to pour that negative energy on my kids. Running is mom's multivitamin, a way to alleviate stress. "Any day that I get to run, they [children] could be hanging from the chandelier in the front foyer, and I wouldn't care. " Of the 25,822 participants signed up for the Baltimore Running Festival's four prime races on Saturday, 61 percent are women, up from 44 percent in 2003.
NEWS
May 20, 2014
I have been in the horse racing industry for 25 years and totally agree with Keith Dane's thoughts that a federal agency needs to take over control of the sport ( "Stop doping horses," May 15). The states are totally lacking in any control. Jay Stone - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Keith Dane | May 15, 2014
With the Preakness coming up here in Maryland, it's time things changed for the better in America's horse racing industry, which long ago drifted far from the values of sport. It is increasingly difficult for honest horse owners to succeed and for honest betters to get a fair shake as unscrupulous trainers continue to jeopardize the welfare of both horse and jockey for the sake of winning in the absence of consistent regulations and serious enforcement. The only sure bet is that horses each week are made to pay a shocking toll in deaths and injuries.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2004
Baseball has Opening Day. Steeplechasing has My Lady's Manor, and yesterday the annual rite of spring again brought elaborate picnics and thundering horses to the rolling green hills of Harford County. The first of these races was held in 1902, and not so many years ago it was a small affair. A few hundred people would show up in tweeds and waxed cotton jackets to watch horses hurdle timbered fences across a three-mile course. They might make a few gentlemanly wagers between sips of bourbon or bites of chicken, but no one worried about beating the traffic out of the parking lot. The Hunt Cup, held later in the spring, "was always the big cocktail party" of Maryland steeplechasing, said Pedie Killebrew, who has attended the My Lady's Manor races for more than 30 years with friends and family.
NEWS
August 22, 2007
Charity run, walk -- The fourth annual Knights of Columbus 10K Run, 1-Mile Fun Walk and Kids Fun Run will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 1 at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg. The event will help support local charities, including the Arc of Howard County and FISH. The cost is $20 through Aug. 31; $25 on race day. Families of up to four people pay $35 through Aug. 31; $40 on race day. 410-531-7594.
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By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun reporter | May 17, 2007
Horses? What horses? From the infield, the running of the Preakness Stakes is merely a side note - an excuse for tens of thousands to flood Pimlico and throw down all day. "I could probably name two horses a year, probably just the favorites," said Paul Sylvester, a 24-year-old engineer who went the past three years. "Most of the time you go, you're not really sure the race is on." More than 115,000 people came to last year's race, which made it the highest-attended sporting event in the state, officials said.
SPORTS
May 8, 1995
Series (best of nine): Team New Zealand leads, 1-0.SCHEDULERace DayRace 2 TodayRace 3 TomorrowRace 4 ThursdayRace 5 SaturdayRace 6* SundayRace 7* May 16Race 8* May 18Race 9* May 20*-If necessaryNote: All races on ESPN
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By Stan Dillon and Stan Dillon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 6, 1997
Drag racing has grown in popularity because it appeals to all levels. From the professional driver to the weekly bracket racer to the occasional hobbyist, everyone can enjoy their day at the track.Local tracks like 75-80 Dragway in Monrovia provide the occasional competitor like Dano Passaretti of Sykesville a safe place to race with friends when time permits.Until eight years ago, the 33-year-old Passaretti had never been to or thought about going to a race track. His boss, Jeff Doffmeyer of Mount Airy, and some other co-workers began bugging him to go the races with them.
NEWS
By Keith Dane | May 15, 2014
With the Preakness coming up here in Maryland, it's time things changed for the better in America's horse racing industry, which long ago drifted far from the values of sport. It is increasingly difficult for honest horse owners to succeed and for honest betters to get a fair shake as unscrupulous trainers continue to jeopardize the welfare of both horse and jockey for the sake of winning in the absence of consistent regulations and serious enforcement. The only sure bet is that horses each week are made to pay a shocking toll in deaths and injuries.
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By John Scheinman | May 14, 2014
On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only takes place when the favorite is so overwhelming that nobody even bothers to enter another horse to compete, and the lone runner takes a solo victory lap around the track. That's how great Citation was. In the picture, Eddie Blind, dapper in a fedora, holds Citation's shank with his right hand while cradling his little son Coley, dressed like Spanky from "The Little Rascals," in his left.
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Sports Digest | February 8, 2014
Baseball Ex-Orioles pitcher Ayala returns to Nationals The Washington Nationals reunited with veteran right-handed reliever Luis Ayala , a former Montreal Expo and original 2005 National, by signing him Friday to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league camp, according to a person familiar with the situation. The incentives of Ayala's deal are still being worked out, but he will have a base salary of at least $1 million, the person said. Ayala, 36, signed with the Orioles last spring and was traded to the Atlanta Braves in April after allowing two runs in only two appearances.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Erika Brannock has not been to an organized race since April, when the first of two homemade bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line so badly injured the 29-year-old Towson preschool teacher that doctors were forced to amputate her left leg above the knee. That will change Saturday, when Brannock -- who took her first steps with a prosthesis just last weekend -- serves as the official starter at the Baltimore Running Festival. The decision to participate was not a difficult one. "I immediately said, of course, that I would love to do it and it would be a huge honor," Brannock said Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
When about 27,000 runners take over the streets Saturday for the 13th annual Baltimore Running Festival, they'll trust their training to get them through the day. But just in case spectators, residents and other visitors to the city need a hand, here's a handful of things to keep in mind on race day. When and where do the races begin? The Baltimore Marathon and team relay begin at 8 a.m. near the intersection of South Paca Street and Camden Street, followed by the 5K at 8:15 a.m. At 9:45 a.m., the half-marathon begins near the corner of Conway Street and Light Street.
NEWS
September 25, 2013
Support First Generation College Bound at the Riverfest 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk, Sunday, Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. Rain or shine, the run begins and ends at Riverfront Park, Main and Avondale streets. Registration fee is $25. Individuals can register at fgcb.org or active.com . Registration is also available on race day beginning at 7:45 a.m. at the park.
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