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  • Jeannine Edwards on covering the Preakness for ESPN

    Jeannine Edwards on covering the Preakness for ESPN
    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....
  • King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it

    King Leatherbury might have his ticket to the Hall of Fame — if he can afford it
    With 6,325 wins, King Leatherbury is the all-time third-winningest trainer in the country. The 78-year-old has raced horses on the local circuit and beyond for more than five decades. But he's never had a horse of major national prominence. And he isn't...
  • King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup

    King Leatherbury won't enter Ben's Cat in Breeders' Cup
    King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs. "I made the rule from the beginning, if I could not raise the [supplemental] $100,000 entry fee, I wasn't going," the legendary Maryland...
  • Owners' actions argue for seizure of horse tracks

    Owners' actions argue for seizure of horse tracks
    Eminent domain, which gives government authority to forcibly purchase private property, is a last resort in countries that aren't run by juntas or Politburos. It's potent and potentially abusive. It should be exercised only in matters of public...
  • Evelyn G. Calhoun, teacher, dies

    Evelyn G. Calhoun, teacher, dies
    Evelyn G. Calhoun, a retired Baltimore County educator and world traveler who was also a thoroughbred racing fan, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at her Parkton home. She was 89. Evelyn Gertrude Dennis, the daughter of a steelworker and a homemaker,...
  • Preakness field could include top six Kentucky Derby finishers

    Preakness field could include top six Kentucky Derby finishers
    I'll Have Another's path to the Triple Crown will be crowded. His competition at the Preakness, the second leg, could include the five horses who followed him across the line at the Kentucky Derby. That hasn't happened since 1958. In fact, the last...
  • I'll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill reaches Baltimore to prepare for Preakness

    I'll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill reaches Baltimore to prepare for Preakness
    Doug O'Neill caught the red eye out of Southern California on Wednesday night, boarding a plane that would offer him a few moments of peace. Not that the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another has wilted under the scrutiny of sudden...
  • Motion, Matz and the calm (or chaos) before the Preakness storm

    Motion, Matz and the calm (or chaos) before the Preakness storm
    A steady, cool wind swept across the track at the Fair Hill Training Center Friday as two trainers prepared colts to run in next Saturday’s 137th Preakness. Went the Day Well, the fourth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby trained by Graham...
  • I'll Have Another gallops at Pimlico in advance of Preakness

    I'll Have Another gallops at Pimlico in advance of Preakness
    Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another took an unconventional approach to the second leg of the Triple Crown by arriving at Pimlico just two days after his win at Churchill Downs. Seeking his fourth win in as many races this year, the colt...
  • Another shot for Bodemeister: Kentucky Derby runner-up will race in Preakness

    Another shot for Bodemeister: Kentucky Derby runner-up will race in Preakness
    Standing outside his barn at Churchill Downs the day after the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert was coy when discussing his horse Bodemeister. The question came time and again, phrased a bit differently in hopes that Baffert would let the truth tumble from...
  • I'll Have Another sticking with winning regimen

    I'll Have Another sticking with winning regimen
    Although he got an earlier start than normal Monday morning, Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another stuck to a similar training routine in preparation for Saturday's 137th Preakness Stakes. The three-year-old colt galloped about six to eight furlongs...
  • Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders

    Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders
    In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California. Since the late 1980s,...