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  • Severe storm watch issued west of Baltimore; flood watch starts tonight

    Severe storm watch issued west of Baltimore; flood watch starts tonight
    A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Frederick, Montgomery and Washington counties until 8 p.m. as a cold front moves through the region, bringing periods of heavy rain Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. A flash flood watch is in...
  • Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness

    Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness
    Dynamic Impact's connections weren't sure what they had entering the April 19 Illinois Derby. The colt had flashed plenty of talent, but his performance in the afternoon never seemed to match his workouts in the morning. Facing the best competition of...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses
    ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds. It fits the...
  • Little luck when jockeys get hurt

    Little luck when jockeys get hurt
    In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park. His favorite part of the dream...
  • Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis

    Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis
    The California Chrome doubters who were talking about his slow Kentucky Derby time had to find something else to nitpick when California Chrome posted the fastest Preakness time since Curlin in 2007. And some who still remain doubters today have suggested...
  • 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...
  • Ria Antonia's owner sees filly as more than a Preakness long shot

    Ria Antonia's owner sees filly as more than a Preakness long shot
    Ron Paolucci believes you're entitled to your opinion, but he has plenty of ways to refute the overwhelming sentiment that his 30-1 long shot filly Ria Antonia will be overmatched running with the colts in Saturday's 139th Preakness Stakes. The horse'...
  • Neither Susans nor daisies

    Neither Susans nor daisies
    The story has been told so many times it's taken on a life of its own: Black-eyed Susans don't bloom in time for the Preakness, so the winning horse is instead draped with a blanket of yellow daisies whose centers have been painted so they look like...
  • Carroll horse enthusiasts encouraged that environment is improving

    Carroll horse enthusiasts encouraged that environment is improving
    Thanks to the recent Kentucky Derby and Saturday's Preakness, nearly all the talk about horses in recent weeks centered on Thoroughbreds. But, according to some Carroll County stable owners, the economy has not been easy for horse lovers in the last few...
  • Coffee Companion (5/16): Preakness in focus on wet Black-Eyed Susan Day

    Coffee Companion (5/16): Preakness in focus on wet Black-Eyed Susan Day
    I'm having a hard time figuring out how to dress business casual with my work boots today at Pimlico, but if that's the worst problem we have this weekend, it should be a good time. But before we go forward, let's look back on yesterday's local...
  • Expect traffic pattern changes for Preakness Stakes 2014

    Expect traffic pattern changes for Preakness Stakes 2014
    Pimlico Race Course officials said that several traffic patterns will be altered due to Saturday's Preakness Stakes, mainly involving Rogers Avenue, Winner Avenue, Hayward Avenue and Northern Parkway, according to the course website. All vehicle traffic...
  • All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing

    All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing
    Confidence ran high in the Kentucky Derby champion. Bred for stamina by one of America's grand old racing families and fine-tuned by one of the sport's most respected trainers, Orb went off as a commanding 3-5 favorite in the 2013 Preakness. Two...