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  • Towson-area artisans to display their creations at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

    Towson-area artisans to display their creations at Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
    Devin Mack was in a figurative drawing class at Ithaca College more than a decade ago when his professor handed him a roll of wire and said, "Here, make a figurative drawing out of this." Mack, who was studying cinema and photography at the school, made...
  • 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...
  • California Chrome has 'good morning' as Kentucky Derby draw nears

    California Chrome has 'good morning' as Kentucky Derby draw nears
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On his second morning at Churchill Downs, likely Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome jogged an easy two miles as his team awaited the late afternoon draw that will determine his starting position in the 20-horse field....
  • Trainer Mike Maker has three shots at a Kentucky Derby win on home turf

    Trainer Mike Maker has three shots at a Kentucky Derby win on home turf
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Though he's rarely mentioned with thoroughbred racing's most glamorous trainers, softspoken Mike Maker could have as big a say as anyone in determining the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Maker, whose stable is based at...
  • 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...
  • With Triple Crown a win away, California Chrome's competitors mull over their next move

    With Triple Crown a win away, California Chrome's competitors mull over their next move
    As "Bronco" Billy Gowan made his way back to the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday night, the Louisiana-born, Kentucky-based trainer looked and acted as if his horse, Ride On Curlin, had just won the 139th Preakness. "I'm happy. He never...
  • Victor Espinoza hopes to learn from past for his Triple Crown future

    Victor Espinoza hopes to learn from past for his Triple Crown future
    In between wide smiles, Victor Espinoza kept dabbing his eyes with an orange towel featuring the logo of the Anaheim Ducks, his favorite hockey team. It wasn't certain if the Preakness-winning jockey from Arcadia, Calif., had dust in his eyes, or if...
  • Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

    Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup
    In this week's roundup, the basketball coaching staff turns its eyes to the Class of 2015 as the Class of 2014 gets together to play little. Football recruiting -- Class of 2015 offensive line commit E.J. Donahue tweeted Monday that he is “still...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment
    After winning the 139thPreakness on Saturday, California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn went out of his way to praise the hospitality he received while in Baltimore this week. But he also made some pointed remarks about the way his group was treated two...
  • Race-by-race results from Preakness Day

    Race-by-race results from Preakness Day
    Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds....