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Attendance, handle at Preakness down from last year's record totals

An announced 134,487 came to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, ending a four-year rise in Preakness Day attendance. The total is down 4.2 percent from last year’s record — when more favorable weather conditions helped draw out an announced 140,327 — but was still the third largest in the event’s...

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  • Foggy Preakness run leaves several trainers searching for horses going into final turn

    Foggy Preakness run leaves several trainers searching for horses going into final turn

    Three years ago, torrential rain and lightning right before and during the Preakness were talked about nearly as much as American Pharoah’s victory. On Saturday night, a dense fog that shrouded the Pimlico Race Course for the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown was as much a part of the conversation...

  • Preakness 2018: Race-by-race results

    Preakness 2018: Race-by-race results

    Race results from the Preakness Day races at Pimlico Race Course: Race 1 In a light rain and on a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course, favorite Hill Shadow snuck past Beeks down the stretch to win. Hill Shadow, trained by Robin Graham with Xavier Perez up, paid $3.60 to win, $2.60 to place and...

  • Iredell caps Preakness Day with win in allowance race

    Iredell caps Preakness Day with win in allowance race

    More than a half hour after Justify moved one step closer to the Triple Crown, another favorite ended Preakness Day with a win. In the 14th overall race Saturday, Iredell and jockey Edwin Gonzalez claimed an allowance race in the fog at Pimlico Race Course. It was the ninth victory in 36 career...

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    What do GOP Congressional leaders fear? Majority rule.

    A small group of Republicans in the House of Representatives is doing something radical: They are attempting to force a vote on legislation that a majority of the chamber may well support and which the overwhelming majority of the American public definitely does. The reaction from House leadership?...

  • You're never too old, busy or rusty to make music

    You're never too old, busy or rusty to make music

    Eighty-five percent of adults in the U.S. who do not play a musical instrument wish they had learned to play one, according to a 2009 Gallup Poll; 69 percent would like to play one now. Nearly all believe musical skills can be learned at any age. Yet a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts survey...

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    The (Baltimore) Sun shines on Cylburn Arboretum

    Last winter, I discovered in the Cylburn mansion house a treasure trove of cancelled checks and bills of sale — and a shelf of scrapbooks that held yellowed newspaper clippings, most from The Baltimore Sun. For hours, sitting in a shaft of morning sunlight, I paged through announcements, news articles,...

  • S.E. Cupp: Bring back George W.

    S.E. Cupp: Bring back George W.

    In February 2010, just about a full year after Barack Obama took office, a series of billboards mysteriously popped up along Interstate 35 in a town called Wyoming, Minn. They showed a photo of a waving President George W. Bush, flashing a cheeky grin, above copy that said, "Miss me yet?" The meme...

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  • Program aims to connect Maryland's college students and international businesses

    Program aims to connect Maryland's college students and international businesses

    Connor Ganley, a rising senior at UMBC, will spend one morning a week this summer meeting with some of the most successful global companies in Maryland. The 21-year-old student sees the chance to learn about international business as key to his future in chemical engineering. Ganley is among 25...

  • Under Armour workers spend "Armour Day" fixing up three city schools

    Under Armour workers spend "Armour Day" fixing up three city schools

    Hundreds of Under Armour employees fanned out to three Baltimore elementary/middle schools on Friday to help renovate aging buildings for “Armour Day.” Two thousand of the atheltic apparel brand’s Baltimore-based workers took part in the company’s annual day of community service, typcially held...

  • Orioles outfielder Adam Jones buys Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown mansion, auction house confirms

    Orioles outfielder Adam Jones buys Cal Ripken Jr.'s Reisterstown mansion, auction house confirms

    The ownership of Cal Ripken Jr.’s regal Reisterstown estate has gone from one Orioles great to another. Adam Jones, center fielder for the Orioles, placed the winning bid for the property during a Saturday auction at the house, said Wendy Oliver, business development director for DeCaro Auctions...

  • Maryland unemployment stays at 4.3 percent in April

    Maryland unemployment stays at 4.3 percent in April

    Maryland’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.3 percent in April as the state lost 4,300 jobs, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday. The state’s jobless rate had ticked up to 4.3 percent in March, from 4.2 percent. Unemployment in the U.S. was 3.9 percent last month. Maryland’s unemployment rate...

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  • Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

    Metal, sci-fi and ringin' bells — the best of Baltimore's arts and entertainment scene this week

    Balticon 52 Nebula Award-winner Catherine Asaro (“The Quantum Rose” and “The Spacetime Pool”) is the guest of honor at this year’s annual gathering of area sci-fi fans, offering a chance to catch up on the latest trends, enjoy a dealers’ room with all the books, costumes, models and other paraphernalia...

  • Ne-Yo, Chanel Iman among celebrities spotted at Preakness 2018

    Ne-Yo, Chanel Iman among celebrities spotted at Preakness 2018

    The absence of Under Armour’s typical celebrity-filled tent didn't stop the stars from showing up to the 143rd Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Among the rich and famous attending the race were Supermodel Chanel Iman, singer Ne-Yo (who sang the national anthem), actress Annalynne McCord (“90210” and...

  • Preakness 2018 is all about the mud — and yes, mud wrestling

    Preakness 2018 is all about the mud — and yes, mud wrestling

    We knew it was going to be wet this Preakness, but we could have never predicted the level of mudiness at this year’s grounds. Hundreds of Preakness goers traversed through mudpits and large puddles of water, with their shoes and legs covered in brown sludge. Others got strategic — or gave up —...

  • Muddy conditions overshadow new Preakness megastage

    Muddy conditions overshadow new Preakness megastage

    Standing in the back of the new concert area in the middle of Saturday’s Preakness InfieldFest, Andrew Tyner was impressed by the massive new stage and the general reconfiguration of one of Maryland’s most anticipated events. But his thoughts quickly moved to the real talker of the day: the weather....

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