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  • Everything revolves around Orb

    Everything revolves around Orb
    The colt was a knucklehead, really. He had speed and endurance in his pedigree, but if you had polled his owners and his trainer a year ago, none would have predicted that he’d gallop in the same steps as his great-grandsire, 1977 Triple Crown...
  • Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary

    Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary
    Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973. The big red horse had taken off like a rocket ship to run down the field at the Kentucky Derby, winning in less than two minutes, a...
  • D. Wayne Lukas adds third Preakness entry

    D. Wayne Lukas adds third Preakness entry
    D. Wayne Lukas continues working for that 14th Triple Crown victory, the one that would give him more than any trainer in the history of the sport. He shares the record with Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons. Having already announced that Derby starters Oxbow...
  • Officials considering changes to Preakness security

    Officials considering changes to Preakness security
    Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...
  • Pletcher scoffs at rumors second-favorite Verrazano stopped eating

    Pletcher scoffs at rumors second-favorite Verrazano stopped eating
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Todd Pletcher knew there were rumors. He even figured some of them impugned his horses. When you're one of the winningest trainers in the game who just happens to condition a quarter of the Kentucky Derby field, that, he said,...
  • Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms

    Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms
    Frank Stronach, owner of Pimlico, is in Washington, D.C., this week. He discussed his new book, "Magna Man: My Road to Economic Freedom," at a session today. Yesterday, he spent time on Capitol Hill, working to spread his theory that American...
  • Kentucky Derby fixture D. Wayne Lukas has two more chances to return to winner's circle

    Kentucky Derby fixture D. Wayne Lukas has two more chances to return to winner's circle
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Standing outside of his barn at Churchill Downs, leaning against a temporary fence that seems more invitation that blockade, D. Wayne Lukas is as much a Kentucky Derby fixture as spilled bourbon and bad bets. The Derby takes...
  • Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby

    Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby
    Unless you are a farmer or a you deliver morning newspapers, Bel Air's Mike Pons probably woke up earlier than you did on Thursday. Pons, joined by one of his brothers, a son and a nephew, rose before the sun and was on the road by 4:15 a.m., on his way...
  • Orb gallops in New York as contenders plot path to Pimlico

    Orb gallops in New York as contenders plot path to Pimlico
    Kentucky Derby winner Orb continues training toward Preakness from the track at Belmont Park. He galloped a mile and a quarter Friday morning for trainer Shug McGaughey, who was happy with what he saw. Orb should arrive in Baltimore by Monday afternoon....
  • Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast

    Triple Crown thoroughbreds aren't running as fast
    As Orb charged to the wire at Churchill Downs last weekend, he established his clear superiority to the other 18 thoroughbreds on horse racing's biggest stage, the Kentucky Derby. But compared to Derby champions of the past, Orb's time is less...
  • Eighth starter Mylute brings Rosie Napravnik to her first Preakness

    Eighth starter Mylute brings Rosie Napravnik to her first Preakness
    An eighth Preakness starter has been named, and he will bring jockey Rosie Napravnik back to the state where her career began to ride for the first time in its premier race. Mylute, fifth at the Kentucky Derby, will run in the 138th Preakness on...
  • Digest: Tesio, Shine Again will be run Saturday at Pimlico

    Et cetera Tesio, Shine Again will be run today at Pimlico Pimlico Race Course will feature two stakes today, the $75,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds and the $50,000 Shine Again for Maryland-bred fillies and mares. The Tesio is a prep for runners...