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  • 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...
  • History of black jockeys is long, if not recent

    History of black jockeys is long, if not recent
    Thanks for Mike Klingaman's article, which focused on Kevin Krigger and his aspirations to break the over 100-year absence of African American jockey winners at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes ("With the weight of racing history," May 16). One...
  • Deputed Testamony won the Preakness 30 years ago this week [Editorial]

    Harford County has had many big-time sports moments in its glorious history. Perhaps none were bigger, however, than the one that happened 30 years ago this week. That's when Harford County's own Deputed Testamony won the 1983 Preakness, bringing home...
  • Glenwood Leo Club can find a home for your used bike [West Friendship]

    Mitchell Feaga, a seventh-grader at Glenwood Middle School, loves bikes. The 12-year-old also realizes that for all kids a new bike isn't always a possibility. Joining in with the Glenwood Lions Club, as president of the Glenwood Leo Club, a junior...
  • Krigger opts to help train Goldencents instead of returning to California

    Krigger opts to help train Goldencents instead of returning to California
    Kevin Krigger walked the shed row this morning at Pimlico, wearing sunglasses and leading Goldencents, the 17th finisher at the Kentucky Derby, around Barn D. The colt had arrived at 1:30 in the morning, a few hours later than planned, on a van from New...
  • Water Witch Fire Company honors volunteers at annual banquet [Port Deposit]

    The men and women of Water Witch Fire Company gathered for their annual awards banquet on April 20 at the VFW Post 8185, Port Deposit. The banquet was dedicated to Rev. George Hipkins, who has 60 years of service to the company! Company president Rich...
  • 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...
  • Itsmyluckyday coming to Preakness

    Itsmyluckyday coming to Preakness
    Itsmyluckyday will get another shot at Orb. The Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained colt will train toward a Preakness run, his connections told Pimlico officials Tuesday. They'd been mulling over whether or not to go to the gate for the 138th running of the second...
  • Animal Kingdom pointed toward $10 million World Cup in Dubai (again)

    Animal Kingdom pointed toward $10 million World Cup in Dubai (again)
    Team Valor International, owner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has announced that Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion is once again hoping to prep the horse for a run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup next spring. Animal Kingdom...
  • Editorial: It's time for Maryland's image of horse racing to be remolded

    Editorial: It's time for Maryland's image of horse racing to be remolded
    Slot machines have been up and raking in the cash in Maryland for long enough now that a discernible effect on purses at horse tracks should be at least on the horizon. What that means for a faltering segment of the local entertainment industry is a more...
  • Rock star status: Preakness horses get royal treatment

    Rock star status: Preakness horses get royal treatment
    Handlers used special massage techniques to soothe Goldencents' muscular frame and sudsy sponges to stimulate the shine and bloom on the Preakness competitor's chocolate-colored coat — while a sizable entourage seemed transfixed. Outside the...
  • No word on whether screamin' Tom Brady will show up for Preakness

    No word on whether screamin' Tom Brady will show up for Preakness
    By now you've surely seen the video, below, of Tom Brady getting super, duper excited about Orb winning the Kentucky Derby. In it, he runs over to congratulate Ogden Phipps II, son of co-owner Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps. I'm not sure how they know each...