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  • Flood warnings in effect as rain departs

    Flood warnings in effect as rain departs
    Flood warnings are in effect across the region through Friday afternoon, though rain tapered off by midday. A coastal flood advisory is in effect along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, with high tides expected to be 2 feet above normal Friday...
  • Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too

    Though 'Chrome' is from California, he has blood ties in Maryland, too
    He's a West Coast prodigy, but California Chrome's roots reach deep into Maryland. Both the dam and one grand-dam of the Preakness favorite were foaled and raised on a 70-acre farm in Chestertown. The owners, Tom and Chris Bowman, couldn't have imagined...
  • Rain shifts Black-Eyed Susan races, closes roads around region

    Rain shifts Black-Eyed Susan races, closes roads around region
    Nearly 2 inches of rain fell across the region Thursday night into Friday morning, canceling some races at Pimlico Race Course, closing roads and disrupting rail travel. At Pimlico, all six turf races scheduled for Black-Eyed Susan Day were moved to...
  • California Chrome gallops smoothly despite sore throat, rain

    California Chrome gallops smoothly despite sore throat, rain
    The morning after a hullabaloo erupted over his sore throat, Preakness favorite California Chrome galloped smoothly over a rain-splattered track at Pimlico Race Course. After his 6 a.m. workout Friday on the wettest track he's ever encountered, the...
  • Kid Cruz owners could be first openly gay couple to win a Triple Crown race

    Kid Cruz owners could be first openly gay couple to win a Triple Crown race
    Steven Brandt's road to owning a Triple Crown racehorse is built on relationships. It is about his late mother, Shirley Brandt, who told her son shortly before she died that he finally had a horse who would qualify for a classic race. It is about...
  • Man shot, gravely wounded near Pimlico

    A man was shot and killed Saturday just a few blocks from the Pimlico racetrack where crowds were gathered for the Preakness Stakes, police said. Officers went to the corner of W. Belvedere and Elmira avenues at 4:30 to investigate a shooting. The victim...
  • 85-year-old Social Inclusion trainer finally gets shot at Triple Crown race

    85-year-old Social Inclusion trainer finally gets shot at Triple Crown race
    Manny Azpurua knows how different his life would have been had he gone from a military academy near Syracuse, N.Y., to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. His father, also named Manny, had sent his then-teenage son to the United States from...
  • Moonrise Festival's second attempt to take place at Pimlico

    Moonrise Festival's second attempt to take place at Pimlico
    The Moonrise Festival is getting a second chance. The two-day music festival is scheduled to take place Aug. 9 and 10 at Pimlico Race Course, according to festival partner Evan Weinstein.  Last June, Pretty Lights and Snoop Dogg were scheduled to...
  • Protecting a winner

    California Chrome gazed out of Stall 40 in Shed Row at Pimlico on Saturday afternoon, his ears twitching in the breeze. Damon Lann stood nearby, keeping an eye on the horse. This is the eighth year that Lann has been given the job of protecting the...
  • Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

    Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise. "Anytime you have a horse good enough to run in one of these races, it's a pleasant surprise," said Evans, who owns a 500-...
  • Some winning bettors at Preakness just 'came for the experience'

    Some winning bettors at Preakness just 'came for the experience'
    Christopher Terranova’s eyes lit up when asked how much money he made on Preakness Day. He answered without hesitation, looking at his girlfriend and grinning. “I’ll come back with $648.20,” Terranova, a 43-year-old from Wayne,...
  • Doors continue to open for women at Preakness, throughout horse racing

    Doors continue to open for women at Preakness, throughout horse racing
    Abby Fuller dreamed of being a jockey as a little girl in 1968, but at the time there were no women yet in horse racing. Then came Barbara Jo Rubin, who became the first female jockey to win a race in 1969, giving Fuller hope for a future in the sport....