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  • Derby winner Orb arrives in Baltimore for 138th Preakness

    Derby winner Orb arrives in Baltimore for 138th Preakness
    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...
  • Baffert makes it official: Govenor Charlie will run in Preakness

    Baffert makes it official: Govenor Charlie will run in Preakness
    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...
  • Taking a look back at some predictions to see if I was right [Commentary]

    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...
  • Long wait continues for next Triple Crown winner

    Long wait continues for next Triple Crown winner
    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...
  • Preakness field begins to take shape

    Preakness field begins to take shape
    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...
  • Walkwithapurpose scratches, so Black-Eyed Susan left with Hall of Fame duel

    Walkwithapurpose scratches, so Black-Eyed Susan left with Hall of Fame duel
    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...
  • 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...
  • Pimlico hopes to attract new clientele with attractions

    Pimlico hopes to attract new clientele with attractions
    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...
  • A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages

    A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages
    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,...
  • 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....
  • Modified security policies in place for Preakness

    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. No longer. The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled enhanced security...
  • 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...