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  • 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.  ...
  • 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...
  • Two jockeys injured after Kentucky Derby day collision

    Two jockeys injured after Kentucky Derby day collision
    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Two jockeys were injured and taken away from Churchill Downs by ambulance after a scary collision during the third race of the Kentucky Derby day slate. Jockey Megan Fadlovich complained of concussion symptoms, and fellow rider...
  • California Chrome sets the stage perfectly for the Preakness

    California Chrome sets the stage perfectly for the Preakness
    There was only one big winner at the Kentucky Derby, but the outcome of the race — which included California Chrome and top contenders Danza and Wicked Strong among the top-four finishers — looks like a big win for Baltimore. If all three...
  • Kentucky Derby notebook: Another unlikely runner-up finish for trainer Dallas Stewart

    Kentucky Derby notebook: Another unlikely runner-up finish for trainer Dallas Stewart
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dallas Stewart did it again. A year ago, his horse, Golden Soul, finished second in the Kentucky Derby as a 34-1 underdog. On Saturday, the Kentucky-based trainer pulled off another second-place finish, this time with 38-1...
  • Favorite California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

    Favorite California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs
    LOUISVILLE, KY. — Art Sherman looked dazed, perhaps still a bit uncertain that fate had handed him such a magnificent gift after six decades of devotion to racehorses. A few feet away, Steve Coburn's voice caught with emotion as he spoke of...
  • Coffee Companion (5/5): Chris Davis improving, NFL draft week arrives

    Coffee Companion (5/5): Chris Davis improving, NFL draft week arrives
    Last week's rain seems like it was years ago on this fine Cinco de Mayo morning, but as you arrive at your desk, I'm sure there's not much you'd rather do than not start working just yet. That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion, where...
  • Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too

    Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Boston-to-his-core horse owner did a slight double take when he saw a New York Giants cap in the same frame as his Kentucky Derby contender. That's what you get when you put a Long Island guy at the center of a heart-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw

    California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- His mother cost a mere $8,000 and his father performed for a modest stud fee of $2,000. That $10,000 investment — minuscule by elite racing standards — produced California Chrome, who had won $1.135 million even before...
  • 'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

     'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite
    When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to...