Preakness 2017

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  • Preakness 2017: Frequently Asked Questions

    Preakness 2017: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions about Preakness 2017: Using our app? Go to http://bsun.md/2qSaF5J for an interactive FAQ. Search (delete to reset): Where? Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore When? Saturday, May 20 When does the race start? Post time for the Preakness Stakes is around...

  • An A-Z guide to Preakness 2017

    An A-Z guide to Preakness 2017

    One hundred and forty-four years ago, some Maryland horsemen wanted to prove their state could run with the big boys when it came to high-profile horse racing. Thus was born the Preakness Stakes, a race that has morphed into the Free State’s biggest annual party, when upwards of 100,000 people...

  • Digest (Dec. 21): Ben's Cat wins national horse racing award for popularity

    Digest (Dec. 21): Ben's Cat wins national horse racing award for popularity

    Ben's Cat, an 11-year-old gelding who died in July because of complications from colic surgery, was named the winner of the Vox Populi Award, an honor created in 2010 by Penny Chenery, the late owner of Hall of Famer Secretariat, to "recognize the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence...

  • 'Nightmare' at San Luis Rey Downs leaves pain, promise in wake

    'Nightmare' at San Luis Rey Downs leaves pain, promise in wake

    The Lilac Fire that tore across North County killed at least 46 horses at San Luis Rey Downs, transforming a place brimming with life into one devastated by death. What did San Luis Rey endure in those fateful hours on Dec. 7 as the fire ambushed stalls holding about 450 horses? Animal hide was...

  • Digest (Dec. 14): Hamiltons form jockey tandem at Laurel Park

    Digest (Dec. 14): Hamiltons form jockey tandem at Laurel Park

    Knowing what to expect didn't make things any easier for Steve "Cowboy" Hamilton when his youngest son, Weston, decided he wanted to follow in dad's footsteps and become a jockey. Instead, it gave the 43-year-old Hamilton, a winner of more than 1,300 career races and multiple graded-stakes, a kind...

  • Digest (Dec. 9): Whirlin Curlin springs upset at Laurel Park

    Digest (Dec. 9): Whirlin Curlin springs upset at Laurel Park

    Marathon Farms homebred Whirlin Curlin, fresh from a surprising maiden-breaking stakes win two weeks ago, pulled off another shocker by rallying through the stretch for a neck victory over Still Having Fun in the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity on a snowy Saturday at Laurel Park. The 36th running...

  • Horses, hearts shaken by devastating San Luis Rey fire

    Horses, hearts shaken by devastating San Luis Rey fire

    Neighbors raced to grab watering tubs, hoses and trucks. They roared toward pastures surrounding charred San Luis Rey Downs and the scared horses huddled along the fence. They found one horse after another after another pinned to the boundary, exhausted by fear and fire and evaporating options....

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