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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. Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome...
  • 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. “Daddy, I can’t believe you just won...
  • 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. But he also made some pointed remarks about the way his group was treated two...
  • Race-by-race results from Preakness Day

    Race-by-race results from Preakness Day
    Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds....
  • 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. But on Sunday morning, the horse's trainer Art Sherman said that...
  • 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. If California Chrome were to...
  • California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

    California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite
    ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it. Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...
  • Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

    Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport
    ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack. As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo. When he enters...
  • Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

    Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown
    Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question. Why is winning the Triple Crown so difficult? Elliott, Smarty Jones' jockey in 2004, rattled off a laundry list of reasons why no horse has captured the sport's most prestigious honor since...
  • Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

    Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont
    When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt. McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...
  • Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections

    Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections
    It has been 36 years since racing's last Triple Crown winner, but for those involved with horses who have triumphed, the memories don't fade. As a prelude to California Chrome's attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday's Belmont...
  • Coffee Companion (6/5): Offensive line, defensive backs in focus during Ravens OTAs

    Coffee Companion (6/5): Offensive line, defensive backs in focus during Ravens OTAs
    With a lack of anything smart to say to lead off this edition of the Coffee Companion, let's tip our hat to beloved baseball man Don Zimmer, who passed away last night at the age of 83. You don't get the kind of universal acclaim he has without earning...