Horsing Around

A horse owned by several top county officials, including Fred Homan and Arnold Jablon, takes first place at Laurel.


He might not be Secretariat but a horse named Lil Mr. B did pretty well on his first time out for his owners, which include a who's who of top Baltimore County officials.

Lil Mr. B, a 4-year-old chestnut gelding, won the 7th race at Laurel Park (with video of the race) on March 9. The win netted about $19,000 for his owners, which include Suzanne Berger, an assistant county attorney.

Four other county officials—County Administrative Officer Fred Homan; Donna Morrison, the deputy county administrative officer; Arnold Jablon, director of Permits Approvals and Inspections, and Bob Barrett, a senior advisor to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston—own shares of the horse through a corporation known as Lil Mr. B LLC, according to financial disclosure records filed with the county and obtained by Patch.

Homan is known as somewhat of a. Last summer he was during a trail ride in northern Baltimore County.

The members of the group aren't the only county officials to race horses. James O'Neill, the director of the county Department of Corrections, also owns and races horses.

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Buck Harmon March 16, 2012 at 01:08 PM
The title.."Horsing Around" says a lot.....Thanks for dangling the carrot Bryan !
Jose Escalante March 17, 2012 at 04:26 AM
I thought it is an article about a horse. How did it become political?
Buzz Beeler March 17, 2012 at 01:34 PM
It is about a horse along with the byproducts.
Buck Harmon March 17, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Hopefully these "byproducts" will help with improving the very soil that we trample....stinky at first...fertile at last.......hopefully..
Buzz Beeler March 17, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Buck a perfect ten on that reply. There is more politics in horse racing then there is hay in the barn. We're just trying to make sure the barn don't burn down.


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