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  • Resume-builder: My interview with Preakness legend Kegasus

    Resume-builder: My interview with Preakness legend Kegasus
    Despite being in heavy demand, Kegasus, the spokes-centaur for the 2011 Preakness InfieldFest, took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his new gig with the Maryland Jockey Club. I'm not sure what it says about me that my schedule wasn't too busy...
  • Disagreement over Kegasus highlights Maryland Racing Commission meeting

    Disagreement over Kegasus highlights Maryland Racing Commission meeting
    Kegasus, Lord of the Infield Fest at next month's Preakness drew animated discussion Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission. Tom Cooke, president of Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association and professor at Georgetown...
  • O'Malley brokers last-minute deal to guarantee live racing

    O'Malley brokers last-minute deal to guarantee live racing
    With the Maryland thoroughbred industry as close as ever to demise, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday brokered a last-minute deal that guarantees live racing next year at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course and ensures the storied Preakness Stakes will...
  • Racetrack crews find temporary relief from closure worries

    Racetrack crews find temporary relief from closure worries
    Frances Kent has made her home for 22 years in one room along the backstretch at Laurel Park. She pays no rent, but also has no private bath or cooking appliances, which are not allowed, so she saves coupons for Arby's roast beef specials and other fast...
  • Sherry Stick will go for a three-peat at Saturday's Preakness 5K

    Sherry Stick will go for a three-peat at Saturday's Preakness 5K
    Sherry Stick has been to racetracks since her parents took their then 3-year-old daughter to one near the family's Delaware home. Going to Pimlico Race Course for the Preakness has been a regular activity for Stick since she graduated Salisbury in 2000...
  • Preakness benefits from slots largesse

    Preakness benefits from slots largesse
    Over the past year, slots money has injected energy into Maryland horse racing. Revenue from the state's two casinos has bolstered purses, helping attract better horses and create more competitive races. The Preakness also is benefiting. Some of the...
  • Preakness cocktail recipes from B&O American Brasserie, Idle Hour, Sloop Betty, and others

    The Black-Eyed Susan has been the official cocktail of the Preakness Stakes since time immemorial. At least since the 1950s, estimates Pimlico Race Track historian Joe Kelly. The cocktail has been re-invented over the years, but not enough to satisfy...
  • Charlie Hall has one of the most important jobs at Pimlico

    Charlie Hall has been patrolling the barns at Pimlico Race Course, Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center for 24 years now and is the Maryland Jockey Club's stall manager. "He does all the dirty work," MJC racing secretary Georganne Hale said. "I make...
  • Q&A with ESPN's Jeannine Edwards

    ESPN's Jeannine Edwards started her TV career as an in-track host at Pimlico and Laurel in the early 1990s. "It allowed me to learn television, because I came from a background of training horses and had no TV experience," she says. "So I owe a lot of my...
  • T M Fred Texas is first Arabian horse winner at Preakness

    T M Fred Texas is first Arabian horse winner at Preakness
    The jockey had raced an Arabian horse only once before and had never met the trainer before. The trainer, a former jockey himself, has never actually mounted an Arabian. The owner is an 18-year-old Shiek who, according to the trainer, knows very...
  • Preakness infield largely laid-back

    Preakness infield largely laid-back
    The crowd as a whole is behaving surprisingly lucid and laidback, enjoying their neon yellow mugs full of beer. Anyone turned off by the debauchery of say, five years ago, might want to consider coming back. Then I spot the first public vomiting sighting...
  • Maryland Jockey Club's Tom Chuckas 'couldn't be happier' about Preakness 2012

    Maryland Jockey Club's Tom Chuckas 'couldn't be happier' about Preakness 2012
    Two days after Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another's thrilling win over Bodemeister under sunny skies and in front of a packed house, Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas pronounced the 137th running of the Preakness a rousing success. "I...