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  • This week in sports history in The Sun: May 20-26

    This week in sports history in The Sun:  May 20-26
    May 22, 1988: Beginning the day with the worst record in the majors (8-33), the Orioles defeat Seattle, 7-2, giving them back-to-back victories for the first time in 46 games, over two seasons. Larry Sheets and Cal Ripken Jr. each hit a two-run homer...
  • I'll Have Another gallops at Belmont after trainer O'Neill suspended ... and partially cleared

    I'll Have Another gallops at Belmont after trainer O'Neill suspended ... and partially cleared
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another galloped over the track at Belmont on Friday for the first time, about 12 hours after news broke that the colt’s trainer had been suspended 45 days. Doug O’Neill is not in danger...
  • Jockey Pino nears goal of becoming one of racing's top 10 all-time winners

    Jockey Pino nears goal of becoming one of racing's top 10 all-time winners
    When Mario Pino got his first look at his mount for the second race at Laurel Park on a brisk fall afternoon last month, he wasn't impressed. Sizing up the field of nine, the Ellicott City jockey thought Torcello was unlikely to bring him any closer...
  • Running strong?

    Football will be the talk of the town this weekend when it comes to sports, but horse racing might make for an interesting sidebar during the halftime break of the Ravens game. Earlier this week, at a dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., a horse named...
  • Bodemeister stablemate Paynter set for Belmont

    Bodemeister stablemate Paynter set for Belmont
    Even when he's not here, they can't stop talking about Bodemeister. Gutsy runner-up to I'll Have Another at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the colt was never in serious consideration for the Belmont. But his stablemate could finish what...
  • William A. Kroh, owner of marine auto terminal, dies

    William A. Kroh, owner of marine auto terminal, dies
    William Allen Kroh, who owned and operated marine automobile terminals that handled thousands of autos in the port of Baltimore, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Brooklandville home. He was 80. "He was a self-made man who had an...
  • Romans hates the stakes barn, and other Belmont news

    Romans hates the stakes barn, and other Belmont news
    Much has been made about the Belmont Stakes Barn, an idea introduced last week by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board as a way to make it clear to the public how serious the state is about cleaning up horse racing. None of it has been quite this...
  • One-star accommodations at the track

    One-star accommodations at the track
    No, New York State Racing and Wagering Board, Dale Romans does not like your innovation known as the Belmont Stakes barn. "The barn is ridiculous," Romans, trainer of Belmont second-favorite Dullahan, said Thursday. "There's too many horses in there...
  • Jockey is perfect fit for I'll Have Another

    Jockey is perfect fit for I'll Have Another
    – Now, he's the burgeoning star with a sly smile on his face and steady answer to every question, even as the weight of racing history should be pressing upon him. But when Glen Todd first met Mario Gutierrez six years ago, the owner and jockey...
  • How the horses of the Preakness get their names

    How the horses of the Preakness get their names
    Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom. These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
  • Preakness hats get the royal treatment

    Preakness hats get the royal treatment
    Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands. With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at...
  • Timeline: Highlights of 100 years at Laurel Park

    • Oct. 2, 1911, Laurel Park opened for racing under the direction of the Laurel Four County Fair. Three years later, New York City grocery entrepreneur James Butler purchased the track and made renowned promoter Matt Winn general manager. Winn is...