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  • Regal Solo returns to run different Maryland Million race

    Regal Solo returns to run different Maryland Million race
    If Regal Solo, a 6-year-old gelding, wins the Maryland Million Sprint Saturday afternoon at Laurel Park, he would become the first horse to win three different Million races. "He's versatile," his trainer Damon Dilodovico said Wednesday. "He's push-...
  • The roaring '20s are back at Havre de Grace's Graw Days Festival

    During an era of sophisticated fun, The Graw drew locals and travelers alike to the racetrack in Havre de Grace to watch the eleganthorses run and, most likely, bet a dollar or two. Celebrating these golden years of the town's historic racetrack, Havre...
  • Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion

    Eighttofasttocatch gives the Hefts their first champion
    Eighttofasttocatch was just that Saturday at Laurel Park, as he ignored the rain, mud and closinghorses to win the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic and set off a joyous celebration in the winner's circle. Owned by Arnold Heft and his wife Sylvia,...
  • Preakness hats get the royal treatment

    Preakness hats get the royal treatment
    Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands. With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at...
  • Preakness: Maryland racing's moment of truth

    From the Alibi Breakfast to the solid-silver Woodlawn Vase and the Black-eyed Susan blanket draped over the winning horse, the Preakness Stakes is steeped in history and tradition. Tomorrow's much-anticipated contest at Pimlico Race Course will be —...
  • 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...
  • For Preakness newbies, Infield not as legendary as expected

    For Preakness newbies, Infield not as legendary as expected
    The Infield shenanigans at the Preakness are legendary -- and they were years before Kegasus came along with his whole “Be legendary” spiel -- but for young newcomers who came to Pimlico today to see yahoos running on porta-potties or drunks...
  • Shackleford edges Animal Kingdom to win 136th Preakness

    Shackleford edges Animal Kingdom to win 136th Preakness
    Dale Romans and his older brother Jerry were eating breakfast Saturday morning at their hotel in Cross Keys, trying to keep their mind off of the 136th running of the Preakness, when the two of them -- for reasons they can't quite explain -- started to...
  • Shackleford spoils Animal Kingdom's Triple Crown bid at Preakness

    Shackleford spoils Animal Kingdom's Triple Crown bid at Preakness
    Another long, hot, sticky day in the Infield has come and gone. But the event we all came to Pimlico Race Course to see -- well, at least what the people in the grandstand came to see -- was over in a hurry. Shackleford led for most of the race and set a...
  • For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience

    For Gaudet family, 'nothing bad about' Preakness experience
    In recent years, the Gaudet family watched a succession of their friends in the horse-racing business leave Maryland for the lure of larger fields and heftier purses in other states. But Linda Gaudet, the Prince George's County-based co-owner of...
  • Time to rein in Preakness hassles

    As a self-proclaimed "horse fanatic," nothing infuriates me more than the harassment and degradation suffered at the hands of all the police and security teams that blanketed Pimlico last Saturday at the Preakness. Having traveled to phenomenal racing...
  • 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...