Preakness winners with Harford connections [Pictures]
Harford County has connections to a few of the winners of Maryland's most important horse race, the Preakness Stakes, which will be run this Saturday for the 138th time at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here is a look at some of those winners with local ties. Click here for more on this year's Preakness.
Image 1 of 12
1920 Man o' War
Considered the greatest Throroughbred of the first half of the 20th Century, 1920 Preakness winner Man o' War raced several times at the Havre de Grace Race Track as a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old because the track was favored by his owner, Pennsylvania textile magnate Samuel Riddle, whose racing stable, Glen Riddle Farm, was located in Berlin, near the present day Ocean Downs trotting track. Man o' War was bred by August Belmont II and was born while Belmont was serving in World War II. When he returned, Belmont decided to sell off his horses and the task fell to his young bloodstock agent, Adolphe Pons, who a dozen years later would relocate to Bel Air, where he started Country Life Farm.