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  • Preakness 2013 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb

    Preakness 2013 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb
    Ticket sales for the 138th Preakness Stakes are up nearly 10 percent over last year, with some fans excited that the winner of the Kentucky Derby has a connection to Maryland. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Monday that ticket sales...
  • Odds are, Kentucky Derby will remain unpredictable

    Odds are, Kentucky Derby will remain unpredictable
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mine That Bird spent the week tucked away in the Kentucky Derby Museum, not far from the track at Churchill Downs and the throngs wondering who will win the 139th run for the roses. The 2009 Derby winner seems to enjoy when...
  • Agent Peter Carlisle has put Rosie Napravnik on the Phelps plan

    Agent Peter Carlisle has put Rosie Napravnik on the Phelps plan
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Baltimore lawyer Frank Morgan helped swimmer Michael Phelps, then 16 years old, select Peter Carlisle as his agent. Phelps was years away from stardom, but Carlisle aggressively marketed his client, hoping to eventually elevate him...
  • Todd Pletcher's Princess of Sylmar wins Kentucky Oaks

    Todd Pletcher's Princess of Sylmar wins Kentucky Oaks
    Todd Pletcher's 38-1 long shot Princess of Sylmar won the $1 million Kentucky Oaks on Friday, giving the trainer a chance to become the first since Ben Jones in 1952 to win the top race for 3-year-old fillies and the Kentucky Derby in the same year....
  • The Sun Remembers: May 5-11

    The Sun Remembers: May 5-11
    May 6, 1998: "It's like going in and telling your wife that you're not coming back," Carl Runk says after announcing his retirement as Towson men's lacrosse coach to the team. Runk, 62, led the Tigers for 31 years, winning the 1974 Division II national...
  • Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness

    Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness
    When Heat Press last ran in Maryland, he finished third in a three-horse race. Yet his owner — the same man who managed to turn the idea of quick-drying fabric into an athletic apparel empire that brought in nearly $2 billion in revenue last...
  • Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?

    Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?
    Deputed Testamony is 32-years-old. His dark brown coat is shaggy, and his biggest excitement is going into his paddock at Bonita Farm for three or four hours of grazing each day. He is a pensioner, an icon. The oldest living winner of a Triple Crown...
  • Handicapping the 2012 Belmont Stakes

    The absence of Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another opens up the 2012 Belmont Stakes from a wagering perspective. Dullahan and Union Rags are likely to be co-favorites, with Dullahan possibly taking slightly more wagering. The Union Rags...
  • Union Rags tracks down Paynter in final stretch to win Belmont Stakes

    Union Rags tracks down Paynter in final stretch to win Belmont Stakes
    Elmont, NY – Paynter stayed where he was, a few feet off the rail, charging toward the finish. Everyone whose heart had been broken by Union Rags before must have had the same thought: he's not going to squeeze through. But then, delivering upon...
  • Michael Matz's Teeth of the Dog could surprise in Preakness after Union Rags' disappointing Derby

    Michael Matz's Teeth of the Dog could surprise in Preakness after Union Rags' disappointing Derby
    At the desk where he works through entries after all of his morning training sessions are through, Michael Matz keeps a photo leaning against the wall. In a walnut frame, it is slightly – and surprisingly – faded. The text below a horse in...
  • As Preakness nears, trainer Doug O'Neill still difficult to figure out

    As Preakness nears, trainer Doug O'Neill still difficult to figure out
    Mike Amodei has a son now. James is slightly autistic. At age 15, he’s a few years older than Doug O’Neill was when Amodei met him 30 years ago. O’Neill was a “cocky little shooter” on the sixth-grade basketball team...
  • A few pre-race Preakness thoughts, and the current odds

    A few pre-race Preakness thoughts, and the current odds
    A few final thoughts as we approach the 6:18 post time for the 137th running of the Preakness: It comes down to this: Either Bodemeister can run the same race he did two weeks ago, or he can’t. If he can, he likely won’t be beat. Kentucky...