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  • Al Michaels in a league by himself on NBC Sunday Night Football

    Al Michaels in a league by himself on NBC Sunday Night Football
    If there is one television sportscaster to whom the adjective “legendary” can honestly be applied, it is Al Michaels, play-by-play announcer of NBC's “Sunday Night Football.” From almost two decades in the booth at ABC's “...
  • 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...
  • Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th Preakness

    Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th 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...
  • Orb is 7-2 morning-line favorite in 139th Kentucky Derby

    Orb is 7-2 morning-line favorite in 139th Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby favorite Orb comes from one of the country’s oldest racing families, with ties to the greatest horses of the era. The second choice, Verrazano, is a product of Todd Pletcher’s new-school empire; he’s...
  • Kentucky Derby full of intrigue with Pletcher's pack, O'Neill's return

    Kentucky Derby full of intrigue with Pletcher's pack, O'Neill's return
    Last year's chase for the Triple Crown ended when trainer Doug O'Neill stepped to a microphone stand in a patch of fenced-in grass next to a barn near the Belmont Park track. Brushing back tears, he announced that a tendon injury would prevent I'll Have...
  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino watches his Kentucky Derby horse train

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino watches his Kentucky Derby horse train
    On Wednesday at Churchill Downs, a crowd clad mainly in Louisville basketball shirts gathered at Barn 45 to watch Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino as he visited a horse of which he owns five percent. Pitino, a month removed from becoming the...
  • Maryland's Janney shuns limelight, even with Derby favorite Orb

    Maryland's Janney shuns limelight, even with Derby favorite Orb
    When his first Kentucky Derby horse, Orb, was named the favorite Wednesday, Stuart S. Janney the III was not there to raise his hands triumphantly for the cameras. He won't be in Louisville at all in the days leading to the race. A short phone call with...
  • Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history

    Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history
    One of the colts entered in Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness Stakes can lay claim to a distinction not shared by seven others:  He’s actually finished ahead of the expected favorite Orb in a race. Titletown Five, one of three...
  • Jockeying for position

    Jockeying for position
    Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...
  • Preakness field coming together slowly

    Preakness field coming together slowly
    Some years, Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind has to turn horses away from the Preakness.  He and other members of the staff may look through the credentials of 20 horses, calculating their earnings -- the Preakness uses a fairly...
  • McGaughey stumbled into training but now has Triple Crown shot with Orb

    McGaughey stumbled into training but now has Triple Crown shot with Orb
    Much like the nickname “Shug,” Claude R. McGaughey III’s plans after college were a mystery to him. McGaughey, who trains Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness favorite Orb, was a student at the University of Mississippi’s business...
  • Todd Pletcher comes up short in Kentucky Derby again

    Todd Pletcher comes up short in Kentucky Derby again
    Todd Pletcher is now 1-for-36 in the Kentucky Derby. The trainer with a vast empire of horses entered five in Saturday's 139th run for the roses and, as bettors expected, Revolutionary, the colt guided by Calvin Borel, moved well over the wet track...