With so many sporting events going on around the state this weekend, I, of course, picked the wrong one to attend. As a proud Maryland alum, I chose to head down to College Park for, what I thought would be, a good football game between Temple and Maryland. Instead, I watched my beloved Terps get drubbed by a surprisingly good Temple team. I should have stayed closer to home and headed up to Shawan Downs in Hunt Valley for the 11th annual Legacy Chase.
With the recent poor weather playing a factor, organizers were forecasting a crowd of about 5,000 people for the race. Instead, the bad weather held off and an estimated 8,000 people showed up for a day of fun, low-key horse racing. The only cost was a $30 parking fee that went directly to the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson.