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  • Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too

    Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too
    He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
  • Protecting a winner

    California Chrome gazed out of Stall 40 in Shed Row at Pimlico on Saturday afternoon, his ears twitching in the breeze. Damon Lann stood nearby, keeping an eye on the horse. This is the eighth year that Lann has been given the job of protecting the...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown

    Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown
    Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks. Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three...
  • Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes

    Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has just three weeks and 1 1/2 miles of racing in the June 7 Belmont Stakes ahead of him in his bid to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, a task that has proved impossible in the new era...
  • California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive

    California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive
    A half mile into Saturday's Preakness Stakes, Victor Espinoza had to make a decision. Several speedy challengers had dashed in from the outside, quickening the pace on his horse — Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome. Should Espinoza...
  • Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge

    Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Art Sherman reached the barn at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day after the Kentucky Derby, he found his star pupil still slumbering. “I didn’t want to wake him up,” he said of California Chrome, the newly garlanded...
  • Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

    Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold. He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race. "I'...
  • California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

    California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown
    "Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing. And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown. Affirmed was...
  • Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness

    Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness
    For the longest time, Graham Motion couldn't figure out what he had in Ring Weekend. The horse was talented, for sure. A son of Tapit, the nation's leading sire, he quickly adapted to his workouts as a 2-year-old. But he could be difficult to handle. He...
  • Ten years after winning Preakness with Smarty Jones, John Servis takes aim at Black-Eyed Susan

    Ten years after winning Preakness with Smarty Jones, John Servis takes aim at Black-Eyed Susan
    Mounted next to Stall 40 in the Preakness Stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course is a three-foot plaque emblazoned by black-eyed susan flowers. Each year, Stall 40 houses the Kentucky Derby winning thoroughbred, and the adjacent wooden sign commemorates the...
  • Picture-perfect day at Preakness

    Picture-perfect day at Preakness
    A record Preakness crowd saw the Kentucky Derby winner streak to victory Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, tantalizing fans with the possibility that California Chrome will be the first horse in nearly four decades to win racing's coveted Triple Crown....
  • The Sun Remembers: May 18-24

    May 18, 1996: Pat Day becomes the first jockey to win the Preakness three straight times as Louis Quatorze leads all the way after finishing 16th at the Kentucky Derby. May 22, 1976: Though his school has no track facilities, Aberdeen's Jerome Deal...