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  • What the Internet has done to the mint julep

    What the Internet has done to the mint julep
    The Internet has crowd-sourced the mint julep, encouraging the addition of alien ingredients to this once hallowed beverage, the signature drink of today's Kentucky Derby. There was a time, before social media, when hidebound traditionalists mocked any...
  • The death of Len Bias — lessons not learned

    June 19th marked the 25th anniversary of the cocaine related death of University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias. It was a tragedy that sent shock waves throughout the sports world and the entire country. It turns out it was only the beginning of...
  • Derby winner Animal Kingdom won't race again this season

    Derby winner Animal Kingdom won't race again this season
    Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who came up lame in the days following the Belmont Stakes, has a slab fracture in his left hind leg that will require surgery. He will not race again this season, according to Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin and trainer...
  • Animal Kingdom to miss at least three months of racing with stress fracture

    Animal Kingdom to miss at least three months of racing with stress fracture
    A nuclear scan helped doctors diagnose Animal Kingdom with the start of a stress fracture in his hind end. The injury won't require surgery, and the Kentucky Derby winner could return to full training after 30 days of rest and 60 days of light work. But...
  • Good afternoon, Baltimore: Friday lunchtime lowdown

    ON THE SITE... Governor's crime chief to depart: Kristin Mahoney, one of Gov. Martin O'Malley's longest-serving aides, is leaving her role as head of the governor's crime prevention office for a job in the U.S. justice department. She said her move is...
  • Preakness Stakes 2012: We're 60 days out

    Preakness Stakes 2012: We're 60 days out
    On those recent warm days, was there anyone in Baltimore who didn't think ahead to an afternoon in the infield at Pimlico? We're just 60 days from the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes. Over at the Sun's Preakness page, you can catch up on all the...
  • Despite push for change, horse racing conditions may be getting worse

    Despite push for change, horse racing conditions may be getting worse
    It takes a few seconds to realize what you are looking at. The Sunday cover of The New York Times always features one of the very best photographs taken in the world that week, and those shots are very often quite jarring. In some faraway land, you often...
  • Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run

    Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run
    We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun. A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...
  • Local contractors cash in on Grand Prix

    Local contractors cash in on Grand Prix
    Television watchers can thank Peter Larsson and his fast-growing Hanover company for one of the best views available for Sunday's race through downtown Baltimore — and for just about any car race anywhere in the U.S., for that matter. Larsson's...
  • Phelps picked to U.S. national team for 4 events

     Phelps picked to U.S. national team for 4 events
    USA Swimming Phelps on national team for 4 events Michael Phelps of Fells Point was among 109 swimmers named to the 2011-12 USA Swimming national team Tuesday, along with fellow 2011 world championship gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin and...
  • Police escort variety of officials to events

    Animal Kingdom, the thoroughbred that won this year's Kentucky Derby, got a police escort to Pimlico for the Preakness. Wounded war veterans got escorts to Orioles games. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell got an escort to the Grand Prix. Police...
  • At Laurel Park, neighbors celebrate century of glamor and grit

    At Laurel Park, neighbors celebrate century of glamor and grit
    Just about every Friday morning, Karen Lubieniecki takes a leisurely stroll to Laurel Park, finds a place along a railing at the nearly empty racetrack and spends an hour or so watching the horses exercise as the sun climbs the sky. It isn't that she's a...