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  • Former HCC president funds purchase of painting for Hays-Heighe House

    Former HCC president funds purchase of painting for Hays-Heighe House
    Harford Community College officials will unveil a painting in the recently-refurbished historic Hays-Heighe House on campus next week, which was purchased using funds donated by a former HCC president. Former HCC President Jim LaCalle and his wife,...
  • Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney

    Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney
    Stuart Janney III slipped into Churchill Downs virtually unnoticed Saturday afternoon, a few hours after landing in Lexington and driving to the track with his wife, two children and son-in-law. The northern Baltimore County resident, who had avoided...
  • Aegis editorial says it's a day to wear purple, black ... and orange as fans celebrate big seasons for the Ravens and the Orioles

    It's been a lot of years since there's been a professional sports year like this one for fans of the Baltimore teams. It was the year Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, "Star Wars" was first seen by movie theater audiences...
  • Phelps- and Bowman-backed colt Cerro inspires Derby dreams

    After rewriting the Olympic record books for swimming, Michael Phelps and his longtime coach might have the Kentucky Derby in their sights with a 3-year-old colt named Cerro who won a race Saturday at Gulfstream Park for Team Valor International....
  • Sagamore Farm offers new gear, prepares for another Triple Crown run

    Sagamore Farm offers new gear, prepares for another Triple Crown run
    Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank has aggressively marketed his company from the beginning, unabashedly challenging established titans like Nike, Adidas and Reebok. A man who often speaks in sports-centric slogans, it can appear at times that he...
  • Orb, trainer bask in morning glow after Derby win; Preakness is next

    Orb, trainer bask in morning glow after Derby win; Preakness is next
    LOUISVILLE, KY. – Trainer Shug McGaughey came to his barn Sunday morning before the sun had cleared the horizon, as he has done most days for more than 35 years. Dozens of people were gathered there, under the roof, dodging the rain and trying to...
  • Notebook: Hereford's Napravnik sets record for female jockeys

    Notebook: Hereford's Napravnik sets record for female jockeys
    Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Hereford) closed out a career-best season Dec. 31, securing the highest spot ever for a female jockey on the North American leader board. Finishing the year with $12,451,713 in purse earnings and 193 wins with 191 seconds and 167...
  • Michael Phelps visits Graham Motion at Maryland training center

    Michael Phelps visits Graham Motion at Maryland training center
    Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time and current Canton dweller, headed north to visit another of the state's most successful sportsmen, horse trainer Graham Motion. Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, tweeted the above photo of the two...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...