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  • Belmont winner Union Rags to miss rest of 2012 racing season

    Belmont winner Union Rags to miss rest of 2012 racing season
    Belmont winner Union Rags will not race again this year because of a minor tendon injury in his left front leg, veterinarian Kathy Anderson confirmed in a release Wednesday. He last trained July 6 at his Fair Hill base and was presented Tuesday with a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • The Pons brothers' Country Life Farm is thriving, thanks to a special horse

    The Pons brothers' Country Life Farm is thriving, thanks to a special horse
    If you were among the millions who turned on their television May 5 to watch the Kentucky Derby, or were one of the thousands lucky enough to be at Churchill Downs racetrack the previous day for the Kentucky Oaks, you would have seen two horses in the...
  • 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...
  • Harford County Police Blotter

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Herbert Johnson Walls Jr., who turns 18 today (Friday), of the 100 block of Hanover Street, was charged Monday with resisting arrest and unauthorized removal of property....