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  • Recognizing good work [Commentary]

    Recognizing good work [Commentary]
    My husband the sportswriter received an award last week from the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons for a meticulously reported story on the surgery that repaired Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's devastating knee injury. Talk...
  • Pablo Del Monte will not run Kentucky Derby, field set at 19

    Pablo Del Monte will not run Kentucky Derby, field set at 19
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pablo Del Monte will not run in the Kentucky Derby, his trainer said Friday morning, leaving the field for Saturday's race at 19. As an also-eligible entrant, he could have taken the spot vacated by Hopperunity, who was scratched...
  • Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes

    Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome did what he was supposed to do at the Kentucky Derby, running the exact race his trainer and jockey envisioned as other contenders found trouble around him. As a result, the only horse with a flawless resume entering the first leg of...
  • California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes

    California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him. Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome...
  • Preakness Day kicks off with sun and a fast track

    Preakness Day kicks off with sun and a fast track
    Good morning, Baltimore, and welcome to the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.   It was a sunny 62 degrees at Pimlico when the first race went to post Saturday, with the track in fast condition after Friday morning’s rain soaked the track.  ...
  • Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1

    Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1
    [Editor's note: Liam Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile and Exacta Max apps. He shares his Triple Crown picks and betting tips with The Baltimore Sun each year.] California Chrome hardly...
  • Bike to work Friday, honor the armed forces Saturday

    Say thank you, dear readers, To our soldiers and armed forces for Armed Forces Day Saturday, a tribute to those who have served or are serving in any of our military branches. We salute them for their courage and dedication. Today (May 16) is also...
  • 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...
  • California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come

    California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come
    There is a lot we now know about California Chrome, first and foremost that he will have his day in the New York spotlight and keep the horse racing world in high clover for another three weeks. We also know that the blue-collar chestnut colt has a...
  • Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

    Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
    Todd Pletcher arrived at his Pimlico paddock this morning to find his filly, Stopchargingmaria, full of energy. Coming off disappointing performances in her two races this year, Pletcher didn't know what his amped-up horse would deliver. It went about...
  • 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...
  • Preakness remembers legendary trainer Dickie Small

    Preakness remembers legendary trainer Dickie Small
    It was the last leg of a practice run at Pimlico, and as jockey Andrea Seefeldt Knight came to the end of a spirited gallop, she pulled her colt up short. It was a sunny April day. She felt readier than ever for the Lady Legends of the Cure race, which...