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California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park

California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park

With the short-lived nasal strip controversy resolved and wins in two Triple Crown races on his resume,...

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Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas says he is rooting for California Chrome to win the Triple Crown — both for the health of the industry and the storyline.

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California Chrome can wear nasal strip at Belmont Stakes as he runs for Triple Crown

California Chrome can wear nasal strip at Belmont Stakes as he runs for Triple Crown

As California Chrome prepares to depart Baltimore early Tuesday, he’ll do so with a clear path to run in the Belmont Stakes after New York officials ruled the Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion can wear a nasal strip to keep his airways...

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The California Chrome nasal strip controversy, explained

The California Chrome nasal strip controversy, explained

On Saturday night, it seemed a foregone conclusion that we'd see Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion California Chrome run for a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on June 7.

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NBC Preakness ratings up 5 percent from last year

NBC Preakness ratings up 5 percent from last year

The national overnight ratings for NBC's Preakness coverage were up 5 percent over last year -- the best numbers since 2010.

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Lorde gets the royal treatment at Baltimore nail salon

Lorde gets the royal treatment at Baltimore nail salon

International pop star Lorde was busy performing at the Preakness this weekend, but before she did she squeezed in a late night nail treatment — thanks to an unsuspecting Baltimore salon owner.

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California Chrome equipment 'might be an issue' for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome equipment 'might be an issue' for Belmont Stakes

A day after California Chrome won the Preakness, his trainer raised the startling possibility he might not try for the Triple Crown because of New York rules barring a nasal adhesive strip the colt has used in recent races.

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Some winning bettors at Preakness just 'came for the experience'

Some winning bettors at Preakness just 'came for the experience'

Christopher Terranova’s eyes lit up when asked how much money he made on Preakness Day. He answered without hesitation, looking at his girlfriend and grinning.

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California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment

After winning the 139thPreakness on Saturday, California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn went out of his way to praise the hospitality he received while in Baltimore this week.

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown bets horses with Maryland ties in Preakness

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown — a candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary — says he attended the Preakness Day as an "official state function" rather than a campaign event. He may be duty-bound to attend Maryland’s signature horse-racing event, but that didn’t prevent Brown and his wife, Karmen, from having some fun.

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Preakness Day kicks off with sun and a fast track

Preakness Day kicks off with sun and a fast track

Good morning, Baltimore, and welcome to the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.

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<span style="color: #999;font-weight: bold;text-transform: uppercase;font-size: 12px;">PREAKNESS BLOG </span><br>Derby winner California Chrome takes the Preakness

Live updates from the Preakness

Get the latest from the grandstands to the infield in a fast-paced live blog format.

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John Velazquez wins jockey challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day

John Velazquez wins jockey challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day

As he does customarily, John Velazquez came off the track at Pimlico Race Course, weighed himself and breezed past media en route to the jockey room.

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Rain lightens crowds, fields at Black-Eyed Susan Day

Rain lightens crowds, fields at Black-Eyed Susan Day

Friday morning's torrential rain gave fans and handicappers at Pimlico's Black-Eyed Susan Day a much different race card than they had planned for.

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California Chrome gallops smoothly despite sore throat, rain

California Chrome gallops smoothly despite sore throat, rain

The morning after a hullabaloo erupted over his sore throat, Preakness favorite California Chrome galloped smoothly over a rain-splattered track at Pimlico Race Course.

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Preakness Day betting advice

Preakness Day betting advice

[Editor's note: Liam Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile and Exacta Max apps.]

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Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness

Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness

Dynamic Impact's connections weren't sure what they had entering the April 19 Illinois Derby. The colt had flashed plenty of talent, but his performance in the afternoon never seemed to match his workouts in the morning.

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Bob Baffert has Bayern pointed for a Preakness run

Bob Baffert has Bayern pointed for a Preakness run

Bob Baffert, the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago.

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California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw

California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw

Throughout the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome’s co-owner predicted victory to anyone who’d listen, saying he felt it from his gut and his heart.

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2014 Preakness Field

2014 Preakness Field

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California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout

California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout

Before California Chrome could even reach his nose across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, the chestnut colt’s exercise rider, Willie Delgado, received a text from his biggest fan back home.

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Ride On Curlin hopes to follow 'Chrome's footsteps in Preakness

Ride On Curlin hopes to follow 'Chrome's footsteps in Preakness

Ride On Curlin finished a distant seventh in the Kentucky Derby, yet he was treated like a rock star Monday on his trip from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico Race Course.

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California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes

California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes

California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him.

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Preakness ticket sales running ahead of last year

Preakness ticket sales running ahead of last year

Ticket sales for Saturday's 139th Preakness are running ahead of last year, as the event's past success and star power of featured musical acts allow organizers to curtail advertising.

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Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago.

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California Chrome to arrive at Pimlico on Monday

California Chrome to arrive at Pimlico on Monday

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course Monday afternoon after a charter flight from Louisville.

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Social Inclusion is the first Preakness horse to arrive at Pimlico [Video]

Social Inclusion is the first Preakness horse to arrive at Pimlico [Video]

Social Inclusion was the first Preakness to arrive at Pimlico. His trainers prepare him for the May 17 race.

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Pablo Del Monte will not run Kentucky Derby, field set at 19

Pablo Del Monte will not run Kentucky Derby, field set at 19

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pablo Del Monte will not run in the Kentucky Derby, his trainer said Friday morning, leaving the field for Saturday's race at 19.

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Preakness 2014 going there guide

Preakness 2014 going there guide

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Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1

Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1

[Editor's note: Liam Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile and Exacta Max apps. He shares his Triple Crown picks and betting tips with The Baltimore Sun each year.]

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Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks

Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks

The Kentucky Derby is the main event, but it's possible the week's dominant star turn could come in Friday's Kentucky Oaks.

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No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby

No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Hoppertunity, the 6-1 second choice in the Kentucky Derby, was scratched from the race Thursday morning because of soreness in his left front foot.

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California Chrome has 'good morning' as Kentucky Derby draw nears

California Chrome has 'good morning' as Kentucky Derby draw nears

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On his second morning at Churchill Downs, likely Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome jogged an easy two miles as his team awaited the late afternoon draw that will determine his starting position in the 20-horse field.

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PREAKNESS 2014 VIDEO