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  • Pimlico Special returning to Preakness weekend

    Pimlico Special returning to Preakness weekend
    The Pimlico Special is returning to Preakness weekend. The Maryland Racing Commission approved the 2012 Pimlico Race Course racing days and spring stakes schedule at its regular meeting Tuesday at Laurel Park, including the return of the long-respected...
  • Roll With Joe among six horses to be honored at Tuesday's night of champions

    Roll With Joe among six horses to be honored at Tuesday's night of champions
    Joe Thompson, who owns Winbak Farm in Chesapeake City, can't help but laugh when he talks about the name his wife gave their foal, Roll With Joe, three years ago. "I think she planned for the horse not to do well, so she could tease and laugh at me about...
  • Kegasus officially announced as Preakness Infield's mascot

    Kegasus officially announced as Preakness Infield's mascot
    Surprising absolutely no one, the Maryland Jockey Club announced Monday Kegasus, the tweeting centaur, would return as the official mascot of the Preakness Infield. This was a move that was more or less predicted back in February, when several media...
  • Kegasus to mortify Preakness race-goers again

    Kegasus to mortify Preakness race-goers again
    He's ba-a-ack. Kegasus, that is. Apparently, you can't kill him. He's like Edward in the "Twilight" series, only with a beer gut and biker hairĀ and a much lower IQ. Oh, and with a dopey new sidekick, too. (More on that in a moment.) Yes, the Maryland...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 55 degrees. It is expected to be partly cloudy tonight, with a low temperature around 43 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your...
  • Monkton woman leads early morning, pre-Preakness tours at track

    Monkton woman leads early morning, pre-Preakness tours at track
    You don't have to be a horse owner, jockey or trainer to take a behind-the-scenes tour at Pimlico Race Course just before the May 19 Preakness. You simply have to get out of bed early. The chance to walk past stables, see horses working out on the track,...
  • Olympic gold medalists to compete in beach volleyball during Preakness weekend

    Olympic gold medalists to compete in beach volleyball during Preakness weekend
    Alas, Kegasus will not be the most athletic, um, sentient being in the infield at Preakness. Olympic Gold medalists Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers will compete in a National Volleyball League (yes, that's a thing) event on May 18-19. The pair will be...
  • Preakness headline act Wiz Khalifa busted for pot twice in a week

    Preakness headline act Wiz Khalifa busted for pot twice in a week
    Wiz Khalifa, one of the headline acts for this year's Preakness Infield party, was busted for pot in North Carolina Tuesday -- the second time in a week, just days before his Baltimore appearance. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the rapper was...
  • 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...