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  • Maryland Million Notes: Leatherbury's Ben's Cat repeats as Turf Sprint champion

    Maryland Million Notes: Leatherbury's Ben's Cat repeats as Turf Sprint champion
    Legendary trainer King Leatherbury has seen his share of races, but that doesn't mean he doesn't get nervous when he's watching one of hishorses being challenged down the stretch. "I was a little bit concerned when the six horse dug in," Leatherbury said...
  • 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...
  • Disappointed by Pimlico's deplorable condition

    My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Baltimore for the first time last week. The people we encountered were remarkably friendly, the restaurants excellent, and the neighborhoods intriguing. Being a thoroughbred horse racing fan, and having...
  • Dialed In passes Animal Kingdom as betting favorite

    Dialed In passes Animal Kingdom as betting favorite
    Trainer Graham Motion has made his final preparations for the Preakness, and feels confident Animal Kingdom will run well Saturday. By the time betting closed Friday night, Animal Kingdom had slipped a bit in the eyes of betters. Dialed In will begin...
  • Shackleford edges Animal Kingdom to win 136th Preakness

    Shackleford edges Animal Kingdom to win 136th Preakness
    Dale Romans and his older brother Jerry were eating breakfast Saturday morning at their hotel in Cross Keys, trying to keep their mind off of the 136th running of the Preakness, when the two of them -- for reasons they can't quite explain -- started to...
  • Horse of the Year: The Harford connections

    Horse racing and breeding are so entwined that there are many ties between specific horses and generations of other horses, trainers and owners, however tenuous. An American Thoroughbred Horse of the Year has been voted since 1936. Among those 75...
  • Preakness preview: Macho Again

     
    Macho Again helped save his three-year-old season with a surprise win in the Derby Trial about a week before the Kentucky Derby. In that race, he outran the favorite, Kodiak Kowboy, and paid $14.20. Macho Again, a Florida-bred, has three......
  • Preakness preview: Big Brown

     
    The final Preakness horse we're taking a look at is the one who has dominated Triple Crown talk ever since his nearly five-length victory in the Kentucky Derby. Big Brown is a runaway 1-2 favorite with his closest rivals in......
  • Preakness preview: Gayego, Tres Borrachos

     
    Gayego, who was just announced as a Preakness starter earlier this week, is the only colt from the Kentucky Derby field to challenge Big Brown here in Baltimore. Gayego, who was flown in from the West Coast for the Preakness,......
  • It's Big Brown in the Preakness

     
    Big Brown continued his assault today on the Triple Crown by winning the 133rd Preakness Stakes, running away from the rest of the 12-horse field at Pimlico Race Course. With the victory, the powerful bay colt becomes the 30th horse......
  • Horse trainer Dutrow battling critics again

     
    Horse trainer Rick Dutrow is battling critics again. This time it???s the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which is pressing a case against Dutrow involving a drug present in one of his horses that finished second in a race at Churchill......
  • Birds of a feather: Ripken took shot on Derby winner

    Birds of a feather: Ripken took shot on Derby winner
    Generally, you're not going to find a good rationale for betting a 50-1 long shot in the Daily Racing Form, so the bettors who laid down their hard-earned cash on Mine That Bird to win the Kentucky Derby probably had their own reasons. Take Cal and Kelly...