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After 40 years, Terry West keeps riding

After 40 years, Terry West keeps riding

Although Terry West will be competing in Sunday's Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico Race Course for just the third time, she won't need to adjust much.

Sagamore Farm building burns in fire

A fire badly damaged a recently-renovated building at Sagamore Farm in northern Baltimore County Monday night into Tuesday, the farm's management and...

Injured jockey Rosie Napravnik reportedly out four to six weeks

Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be sidelined four to six weeks after injuring her shoulder when the 4-year-old filly Socialbug was fatally injured during a...

PREAKNESS: NOW AND THEN

Spend some time getting to know the rich and exuberant history of Preakness. Check out a side-by-side glimpse into the evolution of Preakness to give you a little taste of what an estimated 120,000 people should be expecting Saturday.

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Bill Dwyre: Once again, a Triple Crown dream vanishes at the Belmont

The horse racing story that never seems to happen didn't again here Saturday. Instead of a Triple Crown, the sport got another Groundhog Day.

Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it will change the sport

Some of California Chrome's biggest fans say that even if he wins the Triple Crown on Saturday, the glow will be short-lived and unlikely to cure what ails the onetime "sport of kings."

California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it.

The Schmuck Stops Here: Last-minute tips for betting the Belmont Stakes

The excitement surrounding California Chrome's attempt to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 36 years has created a fairly predictable dichotomy for the betting public.

Notebook: Ben's Cat falls shy of $2M milestone in earnings

Ben's Cat fell short in his quest to become the seventh Maryland-bred with at least $2 million in career earnings, finishing fourth in the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park.

Norumbega charges home for Stuart Janney III

Baltimore county resident Stuart Janney III, co-owner of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, did not enter a horse in the Belmont Stakes, but he came away a winner in a big undercard race Saturday at Belmont Park.

Peter Schmuck: More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome

The case can be made that there is a lot more riding on California Chrome than a 100-pound jockey and a chance to be mentioned in the same conversation with the greatest thoroughbreds of all time.

Belmont Stakes analysis and betting tips

The California Chrome doubters who were talking about his slow Kentucky Derby time had to find something else to nitpick when California Chrome posted the fastest Preakness time since Curlin in 2007.

Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise.

Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold.

Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question.

Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds.

California Chrome draws No. 2 post for Belmont and is named the 3-5 favorite

California Chrome's run for history will begin from the No. 2 post at Saturday's Belmont Stakes. The chestnut colt has a chance of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.

2014 Belmont Stakes contenders

Meet the 11 horses who will be running in Saturday's 146th Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Bill Dwyre: The day Swaps met his match

The focus on Art Sherman, with stories that seek to flavor who he is and how he thinks as he prepares his horse for a run at the Triple Crown, zeros in on May 7, 1955.

Affirmed's owner rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

Patrice Wolfson is talking about a poster. It's a pretty special poster because it shows her favorite horse racing memory.

Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate

ELMONT, N.Y. — After another difficult morning working in the starting gate, third-place Preakness finisher Social Inclusion will not run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt.

Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections

It has been 36 years since racing's last Triple Crown winner, but for those involved with horses who have triumphed, the memories don't fade.

California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

"Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing.

California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont

With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

Ben's Cat looking to reach $2 million milestone on Belmont Stakes undercard

Maryland sensation Ben's Cat will attempt to become the seventh Maryland-bred to reach the $2 million earnings mark when the King Leatherbury homebred competes in the Grade 3, $300,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park next Saturday. A first- or second-place finish will allow Ben's Cat to reach...

Runaway thoroughbred Bullet Catcher ready to settle into retirement

Seventeen months after he became a one-day sensation by bolting free down U.S. 1, thoroughbred Bullet Catcher is set for a gentle retirement.

Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont

As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine Saturday in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, a sizable field was shaping up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the 11/2-mile race.

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