At 13-1, Sharing was a bit of a long shot in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf last November. But with jockey Manuel Franco aboard, the 2 year old stayed near the front of the pack for most of the race and found an extra gear in the stretch run, surging past Sweet Melania for a convincing 1 1/4-length win. Sharing is just the fourth Maryland-bred horse to reach the winner’s circle at the Breeders’ Cup, and the first since Cigar won the Classic in 1995.
For trainer H. Graham Motion, it was déjà vu. In 2010, he brought Sharing’s dam, Shared Account, to Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf and pulled off an even bigger upset, going off at 46-1.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa issued a Code Blue Extreme Cold Alert for Sunday evening into Monday morning, when temperatures are expected to dip into the low 20’s.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are forecast to drop to 21 degrees on Sunday night, with wind gusts as high as 23 mph. Prior to that, the forecast calls for a mix of rain and snow throughout most of the day Saturday.
Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young today unveiled renderings of two signs that will be installed on the Courthouse East Building as part of a plan to rename the structure in honor of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Young also proclaimed that Jan. 18, the congressman’s birthday, will henceforth be Elijah E. Cummings Day in Baltimore City. Cummings, who died last October, would have turned 69 on Saturday.
It’s cold outside but with local restaurant week promotions in full swing and a handful of fun events on the horizon, there are plenty of good reasons to bundle up and head out to eat in Baltimore this week. Here’s a look at what’s on tap:
This weekend brings a chance to honor Baltimore history, with celebrations of Lexington Market and Edgar Allan Poe. Plus, there’s plenty of dancing at a b-boy/b-girl battle and the 10th Anniversary of 4 Hours of Funk. On Monday, honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a parade, museum events and service.
ANNAPOLIS — State lawmakers heard arguments Tuesday on a bill that seeks to add criminal penalties for knowingly possessing ransomware with the intent to use it in a malicious way.
Ransomware is a type of malware that can impede the use of a computer or computer network indefinitely until a ransom is paid. It is already a crime in Maryland to use the malicious technology in a way that costs victims money—this bill would criminalize mere possession of the software.
ANNAPOLIS — A bill returning to the Maryland legislature this session aims to regulate certain sales and transfers of rifles and shotguns.
Maryland law requires the regulation of the “sale, transfer, rental, and possession of regulated firearms, which consist of handguns and assault weapons,” according to a state analysis. However, this regulation does not currently apply to rifles and shotguns, which lead sponsor of House Bill 4, Del. Vanessa Atterbear (D-Howard County), has been striving to pass.