| May 13, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner who will be the favorite to win Saturday's 138th running of the Preakness, rarely enters his stall until he has had time to graze.
On Monday afternoon, the strapping colt co-owned by Baltimore County resident Stuart...
| May 15, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Pimlico Race Course officials confirmed Wednesday there will be nine probable starters for Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness with the addition of Govenor Charlie, trained by Bob Baffert, a five-time winner of the race.
Baffert had been...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:47 AM
To paraphrase early Beat Generation fringe member and longtime UPI editor Lucien Carr, a good news story should "turn the reader on, or make them cry."
Well, I'm not going to touch the first of those two, but, apparently, my last column did make some...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Horse racing fans talk about their sport not having a Triple Crown winner in nearly 35 years much the way baseball fans lament the fact that their favorite game has gone more than twice as long without a .400 hitter.
Undoubtedly, in the days leading...
| May 5, 2013
| 2:49 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. — This year, Doug O’Neill and his assistants sat in the office at a barn in the far corner of the Churchill Downs backside. Few reporters dropped by, and O’Neill was not asked repeatedly to relive the running of the...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The top local entrant for Friday's 89th running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico took one wrong step on Thursday and had to be scratched.
Walkwithapurpose, a Maryland-bred owned by Sagamore Farm in Glyndon, was expected to be one of the top...
| May 7, 2013
| 9:07 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 7:19 PM
This spring's season at Pimlico includes attractions designed to renew long-fading interest in thoroughbred horse racing: live music, a wine festival, beer and bourbon tastings, tutorials on betting and special contests.
Get them to come once, the...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 12:36 PM
The world of sport is one of upsets, results that defy logic: N.C. State beating Houston for the NCAA basketball title in 1983 or Villanova over Georgetown two years later, Larry Owings over Dan Gable in college wrestling in 1970, the 1980 Miracle on Ice,...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:56 PM
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....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 4:01 PM
On the third Saturday in May, generations of Baltimoreans marched onto the infield at Pimlico Race Course with their coolers in tow, an image that helped define the Preakness Stakes.
The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled enhanced security...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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...