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  • History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training

    History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training
    Linda Rice had tried college, lasting a couple of years at Penn State while realizing that studying bloodlines, speed ratings and past performance charts for horses interested her far more than what she was studying in computer science classes. "I...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion (6/5): Offensive line, defensive backs in focus during Ravens OTAs

    Coffee Companion (6/5): Offensive line, defensive backs in focus during Ravens OTAs
    With a lack of anything smart to say to lead off this edition of the Coffee Companion, let's tip our hat to beloved baseball man Don Zimmer, who passed away last night at the age of 83. You don't get the kind of universal acclaim he has without earning...
  • California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses. For the Belmont Stakes?...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate

    Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate
    ELMONT, N.Y. — After another difficult morning working in the starting gate, third-place Preakness finisher Social Inclusion will not run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. "I don't want to hurt the horse," owner Ron Sanchez said as he watched Social...
  • 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...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for critical comments

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for critical comments
    After a weekend of calling fellow horse owners "cowards" and "cheaters" for running fresh entrants in the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn said Monday that he needed to apologize "to the world," including the connections of winner...
  • Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections

    Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections
    It has been 36 years since racing's last Triple Crown winner, but for those involved with horses who have triumphed, the memories don't fade. As a prelude to California Chrome's attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday's Belmont...
  • Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

    Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont
    When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt. McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...