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  • 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...
  • Upset win by Oxbow gives D. Wayne Lukas record 14th victory in Triple Crown race

    Upset win by Oxbow gives D. Wayne Lukas record 14th victory in Triple Crown race
    He kept coming back, year after year, horse after horse, trying to get another victory in the Preakness Stakes before he was done. Going into the 138th running of the Triple Crown's middle leg, D. Wayne Lukas had tried eight times since Charismatic won at...
  • Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey

    Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey
    The day after riding in the Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger packed his family and gear and headed for Pimlico Race Course — by way of Cincinnati. A woman there had captured his heart. She was Liliane Casey, 88, whose father, Jimmy Winkfield, was the...
  • 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...
  • Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb

    Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb
    No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday and waited out a midafternoon downpour to watch Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to capture the...
  • 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...
  • Heavy favorite Orb draws the dreaded No. 1 gate for Preakness

    Heavy favorite Orb draws the dreaded No. 1 gate for Preakness
    A few low, indecipherable noises escaped from the table where Shug McGaughey, trainer of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, sat during the post-position draw Wednesday. The horse had drawn the dreaded No. 1 gate, meaning eight horses will be closing...
  • Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb

    Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb
    Stuart Janney III, the co-owner of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday morning to watch the colt once again have an easy trip around the track and then go through his morning routine. Janney, the chairman of the...
  • Oxbow takes the Preakness, dashing hopes of a Triple Crown

    Oxbow takes the Preakness, dashing hopes of a Triple Crown
    Gary Stevens caught the water bottle tossed his way, took one swig and threw it back. “He don't want any?” a man asked, considering jockeys usually shower their horses, too. Stevens shook his head from his perch atop Oxbow, the wire-to-...
  • Sports Business Lunch: What the All-Star Game would mean to Baltimore

    Sports Business Lunch: What the All-Star Game would mean to Baltimore
    Childs Walker took a look at the mysterious process used to pick the location of the Major League All-Star Game for Tuesday's paper. It's clear why the Orioles -- and those working in tourism and sports marketing in the city -- covet the chance to...
  • Harford CC to host tribute to African-Americans in horse racing

    Harford CC to host tribute to African-Americans in horse racing
    The former Havre de Grace Racetrack, known as "The Graw," was the site of many spirited and historic horse races in its relatively short existence from 1912 to 1950. This October, the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will honor African-...