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.
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.