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  • 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...
  • Departing's entry in Preakness leads to homecoming for Nicole Stall

    Departing's entry in Preakness leads to homecoming for Nicole Stall
    Nicole Stall boarded the first plane to Maryland she could catch when she heard of Benjamin Boniface's death last June. She was there to grieve the death of a boy she had known since his birth. But also to work. In the days after the 20-year-old's death...
  • 'Beauty In Sport' exhibit honors Harford's rich horse racing legacy

    'Beauty In Sport' exhibit honors Harford's rich horse racing legacy
    The story of how thoroughbred racing and the rural communities of Harford County became intertwined is told in artifacts and pictures through January as part of an exhibit at the Hays-Heighe House on the campus of Harford Community College. The exhibit...
  • Preakness 2013 taps 'Top Chef' contestant to spruce up Pimlico's menus

    Preakness 2013 taps 'Top Chef' contestant to spruce up Pimlico's menus
    Company's coming to Pimlico Race Course. For the throngs expected at Saturday's Preakness, the hospitality team at Pimlico Race Course is bringing in 7,000 pounds of crab meat and 3,000 pounds of aged tenderloin. Did someone remember to get ice? Yes:...
  • A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages

    A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages
    The world of sport is one of upsets, results that defy logic: N.C. State beating Houston for the NCAA basketball title in 1983 or Villanova over Georgetown two years later, Larry Owings over Dan Gable in college wrestling in 1970, the 1980 Miracle on Ice,...
  • Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a 'sophisticated' task

    Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a 'sophisticated' task
    In a pair of low-slung green stables manned by security guards and watched by 24-hour surveillance cameras, a pack of brawny young horses will be monitored, poked and assessed down to the blood in their veins. The horses set to race in the 138th...
  • Orb gallops in New York as contenders plot path to Pimlico

    Orb gallops in New York as contenders plot path to Pimlico
    Kentucky Derby winner Orb continues training toward Preakness from the track at Belmont Park. He galloped a mile and a quarter Friday morning for trainer Shug McGaughey, who was happy with what he saw. Orb should arrive in Baltimore by Monday afternoon....
  • UM showcases first foals born on campus in 30 years

    UM showcases first foals born on campus in 30 years
    College junior Steve Moirano has no children of his own, but he played the proud parent Saturday as a pair of foals debuted to a crowd of onlookers at the University of Maryland campus farm. "What was it like?" Brandon Hurn, a sophomore chemical...
  • 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...
  • Owners of Bel Air's Country Life Farm have eyes on Kentucky Derby

    From The Aegis dated May 5, 1988: Horse racing fans everywhere had their eyes on the Kentucky Derby 25 years ago this week, but probably nowhere in Harford County more so than at Country Life Farm in Bel Air. One of Country Life's top mares, Light of...
  • Modified security policies in place for 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...
  • Respect the julep

    The Kentucky Derby, arriving seasonally as the mint is springing up, provides an excellent occasion for preparing and savoring a mint julep. So I offer you my recipe again this year. Do keep in mind that the julep is not some genteel lady's drink but a...