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  • Clarksville's McFadden sets course record in defense of London Marathon title

    Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden set a course record and defended her London Marathon title in the women's wheelchair race Sunday. With a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 12 seconds, McFadden beat Manuela Schar of Switzerland by more than a minute and a half. The win comes just a month after she won her first medal in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning silver in the 1-kilometer cross-country sitting-ski sprint event. “I was nervous, but I was not in my chair for three weeks,” McFadden told website Inside the Games. “It was a tough race, but I stayed calm and relaxed and I tried to use the downhills as much as I could.” Last year, she became the first athlete with four major marathon wins in a calendar year.
  • Monday night ministry reaches racetrack workers

    Monday night ministry reaches racetrack workers
    Inside the hushed contours of the racetrack kitchen, deep in the cloistered, hardscrabble world of the backstretch at Laurel Park racetrack, every head was bowed. The Rev. Segundo Mir, who pastors a mostly Spanish-speaking flock at First Baptist Church of...

    A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears

    A look at possible Kentucky Derby contenders as Triple Crown season nears
    With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He’s a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not...

    Pimentel rides two winners at Pimlico spring meet opener

    Pimentel rides two winners at Pimlico spring meet opener
    Jockey Julian Pimentel rode a pair of winners on the opening day card of the Pimlico Race Course spring meeting Thursday. The 34-year-old, who has been a top-five state rider since arriving from New Jersey in 2006, placed first with He's Achance and...

    Thoroughbred racing resumes at Pimlico on Thursday

    Thoroughbred racing resumes at Pimlico on Thursday
    Thoroughbred racing will resume at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday afternoon with a nine-race card to kick off the track's 35-day spring meeting. The schedule will be highlighted by the 139th Preakness Stakes, with a richer purse of $1.5 million, up...