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Ravens' Justin Tucker learns how to handicap a horse race [VIDEO]

Ravens' Justin Tucker learns how to handicap a horse race [VIDEO]

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Ravens' Justin Tucker promotes Preakness InfieldFest

Ravens' Justin Tucker promotes Preakness InfieldFest

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A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears

A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears

With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...

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State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014

State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014

Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will have 146 days of racing in 2014, including the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 17. It’s the same number that has been scheduled the last four years.

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Maryland Jockey Club unveils 139th Preakness logo

Maryland Jockey Club unveils 139th Preakness logo

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the logo for the 2014 Preakness on Tuesday. The 139th running of the race will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

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Maryland horse breeder Allen Murray dies

Maryland horse breeder Allen Murray dies

Allen Murray, a Maryland horse breeder best known for bringing the stallion Our Emblem to Maryland and then selling him for $10 million in 2002, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at his farm, family members said. He was 80.

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Could the Breeders' Cup ever come to Baltimore?

Could the Breeders' Cup ever come to Baltimore?

The Breeders' Cup, created as a roving championship of thoroughbred racing, shunned Louisville's Churchill Downs this week and announced it would return to Santa Anita Park in 2014 for a third consecutive year.

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Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet

Pimlico's per-day handle drops during longer Preakness meet

With a new long-term racing deal in place, increased breeding activity in the state and planned improvements to Maryland's two thoroughbred tracks, horse racing seems to be barreling toward a brighter future in a state where it had once been so important.

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Rosie Napravnik will ride Code West in Belmont Stakes

Rosie Napravnik will ride Code West in Belmont Stakes

Rosie Napravnik will get another shot at history in the Belmont Stakes — just aboard a different horse than in her previous two Triple Crown races.

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Sights and sounds from Preakness 2013

Sights and sounds from Preakness 2013

From the horse races to fashion and the Infield festival, the Sun's audience engagement team captured snapshots from Preakness 2013 at Pimlico Race Course. Be sure to turn the volume on by clicking in the upper right hand corner of the videos.

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Quick retreat from Baltimore for Preakness champ Oxbow and defeated favorite Orb

Quick retreat from Baltimore for Preakness champ Oxbow and defeated favorite Orb

Most of the horses in the stakes barns at Pimlico Race Course had cleared out by 8:30 Sunday morning, having loaded into vans under the cover of early-morning rain.

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Race-by-race results from Preakness Day

Race-by-race results from Preakness Day

Race 1: Jockey Joel Rosario rode Aussi Austin to victory in the first of 13 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Bake Shop took second and Pretension finished third in the 1 1/16-mile dirt race. The winner finished in 1:45.23.

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Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb

Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb

No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday and waited out a midafternoon downpour to watch Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to capture the 138th Preakness Stakes.

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With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed

With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed

For all of his laser focus on Saturday's Preakness, Claude "Shug" McGaughey couldn't help but dream ahead to the possibility of his colt, Orb, going for a Triple Crown at his home track of Belmont Park in New York.

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Gary Stevens' victory at 50 is the granddaddy of comebacks

Peter Schmuck: Gary Stevens' victory at 50 is the granddaddy of comebacks

This was for every guy who ever had a mid-life crisis and tried to do something nobody thought could be done. Fifty-year-old Jockey Gary Stevens took Oxbow to the front early and never looked back on the way to an upset victory in the 138th Preakness Stakes that was truly one for the ageless.

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Upset win by Oxbow gives D. Wayne Lukas record 14th victory in Triple Crown race

Upset win by Oxbow gives D. Wayne Lukas record 14th victory in Triple Crown race

He kept coming back, year after year, horse after horse, trying to get another victory in the Preakness Stakes before he was done. Going into the 138th running of the Triple Crown's middle leg, D. Wayne Lukas had tried eight times since Charismatic won at Pimlico Race Course in 1999 — with 12 different entries.

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Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there.

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John Velazquez finishes 2nd with Itsmyluckyday, wins two other races at Pimlico

John Velazquez finishes 2nd with Itsmyluckyday, wins two other races at Pimlico

John Velazquez's run of misfortune began when he broke a rib and his right wrist during a tumble at Aqueduct Racetrack in April.

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Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness

Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness

With nearly every eye at Pimlico fixated on either the uncatchable leader, Oxbow, or the Kentucky Derby winner and heavy betting favorite, Orb, Itsmyluckyday cruised under the radar to earn a little bit of redemption in Saturday's Preakness.

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John Carroll grad Nicole Stall mixes family and racing as husband's horse runs in Preakness

John Carroll grad Nicole Stall mixes family and racing as husband's horse runs in Preakness

It's not always in the Preakness Stakes, but every year, John Carroll graduate Nicole Stall urges her husband, trainer Al Stall Jr., to find a race for one of his horses on the third Saturday in May.

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New York bettors score big with Oxbow at Preakness Stakes

New York bettors score big with Oxbow at Preakness Stakes

A pair of racing aficionados from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., spent Saturday watching the early races at Pimlico, then they put their observations to use to score a massive payday in the Preakness.

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Preakness Stakes post time is set for 6:20 p.m.

Preakness Stakes post time is set for 6:20 p.m.

The Preakness Stakes post time -- the time the race is scheduled to begin -- is 6:20 p.m. 

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Maryland Jockey Club president says Preakness brand 'has changed dramatically'

Maryland Jockey Club president says Preakness brand 'has changed dramatically'

Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Saturday that the Preakness brand “has changed dramatically” in the last few years, citing an attendance bump in the infield celebration and increased security all around the racetrack.

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Rain at Pimlico isn't a welcome sight for Preakness jockeys

Rain at Pimlico isn't a welcome sight for Preakness jockeys

Among the concerns for jockeys at the Preakness today is the weather.

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Recap: Preakness 2013 live blog

Preakness 2013 live blog

Welcome to The Baltimore Sun's live blog coverage of Preakness Day. Our staff will be posting updates, photos and video from Pimlico Race Course in this space throughout the day.

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Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens had help on his way back to Preakness

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens had help on his way back to Preakness

Gary Stevens became the oldest jockey to win the Preakness on Saturday, and the 50-year-old Hall of Famer has Clark Masterson to thank.

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Orb is the favorite in our media poll

Orb is the favorite in our media poll

Maryland Jockey Club senior vice president for communications Mike Gathagan credentialed more than 1,600 media members for the 138th Preakness.

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A year after riding through sorrow, jockey Joel Rosario returns to Preakness with favorite Orb

A year after riding through sorrow, jockey Joel Rosario returns to Preakness with favorite Orb

Joel Rosario rode anyway.

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Rosie Napravnik believes Mylute can run with Orb in Preakness

Rosie Napravnik believes Mylute can run with Orb in Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the even-money favorite for the Preakness, so the biggest topics leading up to the weekend have, obviously, been about his chances and how to beat him on Saturday.

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Preakness analysis and betting tips

Preakness analysis and betting tips

(NOTE: To download Liam's full cheat sheet for all of Saturday's races, click here. Following is his analysis on the Preakness Stakes.)

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Preakness Day betting tips by Liam Durbin

Preakness Day betting tips by Liam Durbin

Click here to download the file if you cannot see it below.

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Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb

Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb

Stuart Janney III, the co-owner of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday morning to watch the colt once again have an easy trip around the track and then go through his morning routine.

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Heavy favorite Orb draws the dreaded No. 1 gate for Preakness

Heavy favorite Orb draws the dreaded No. 1 gate for Preakness

A few low, indecipherable noises escaped from the table where Shug McGaughey, trainer of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, sat during the post-position draw Wednesday.

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