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  • NFL, Ravens announce policy banning most bags from stadium

    NFL, Ravens announce policy banning most bags from stadium
    A new policy announced by the NFL on Thursday will prevent Ravens fans from carrying most bags into M&T Bank Stadium this season unless they are made of a clear material. The change follows a national trend toward increased security measures at...
  • Wedded: Ashley Valis and Jim Gillis

    Wedded: Ashley Valis and Jim Gillis
    Wedding date: May 4, 2013 Her story: Ashley Valis, 31, grew up in Baltimore. She is the assistant chief of staff for Gov. Martin O'Malley. Her mother, Beth Russell, is a director of marketing and sales, and her father, Jim Valis, is a sales director....
  • Monitoring of Preakness horses increases, but potential hole remains

    Monitoring of Preakness horses increases, but potential hole remains
    Security at Pimlico's historic Preakness barn will be heightened this year, a move that comes amid renewed concern about doping and horse safety in the sport. All visitors, including veterinarians, who want to spend time with horses scheduled to run in...
  • Bel Air-based horse breeders have reason for Derby fever

    Bel Air-based horse breeders have reason for Derby fever
    Just about 11 months ago, shortly after the 2012 Kentucky Derby had concluded, Mike Pons, who along with his brother Josh owns and runs Bel Air's Country Life Farm, explained that in the business of thoroughbred breeding, having the offspring of one of...
  • Napravnik has another shot at history aboard Unlimited Budget at Belmont

    Napravnik has another shot at history aboard Unlimited Budget at Belmont
    After her two previous mounts pulled out of the Belmont Stakes, jockey Rosie Napravnik will ride trainer Todd Pletcher's filly Unlimited Budget in attempt to make history Saturday. A win would make Napravnik the second woman to win a Triple Crown race,...
  • Columns are like first dates: Don't talk about the weather

    I try to write these sports columns as though I were talking to a woman with whom I was out on a first date. That means, unless something crazy has just gone down, like a blizzard or a hurricane, do not talk about the weather, and try at all costs not...
  • Sun's Derby/Preakness coverage was top notch

    Sun's Derby/Preakness coverage was top notch
    Kudos to The Sun for the abundant coverage of horse racing during the lead up to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. It's been a lot of years since The Sun has provided that level of coverage. While the number of stories has been high, the quality of the...
  • Rosie Napravnik will ride Code West in Belmont Stakes

    Rosie Napravnik will ride Code West in Belmont Stakes
    Rosie Napravnik will get another shot at history in the Belmont Stakes — just aboard a different horse than in her previous two Triple Crown races. On Thursday, trainer Bob Baffert announced that Napravnik will mount Code West in the Belmont...
  • Horsemen search for deals at post-Preakness sale

    Horsemen search for deals at post-Preakness sale
    On the Wednesday and Thursday before the Preakness, as excitement built for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, many trainers and owners slipped away from Pimlico Race Course and drove eight miles north on Interstate 83 to look a year into the future....
  • Hope for horse racing in Maryland [Commentary]

    That the Orioles could be turned around and have a winning season in 2012 and then open the 2013 season with a victory possibly is reason to hope that other Maryland sporting traditions can be revived. Three cross country horse races that constitute...
  • The 1983 Preakness champion peaked at the right time

    The 1983 Preakness champion peaked at the right time
    Want a tip on this Saturday's Preakness? "In these big races, it's all about the horse that's peaking," J. William Boniface says, giving Orb's recent win in the Kentucky Derby as an example. He should know, because 30 years ago Boniface was training a...
  • As Orb gets set for Preakness, Bel Air's Mike Pons works the crowd

    As Orb gets set for Preakness, Bel Air's Mike Pons works the crowd
    Mike Pons has had a busy week. For starters, Pons, who owns Country Life Farm in Bel Air with his older brother, Josh, was responsible for finding tickets for 80 assorted family members, friends and clients to attend Saturday's 138th running of the...