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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.  ...
  • Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results

    Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results
    If there's a heaven for horses, then California Chrome's great-great-grandsire will be peering down at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday to see whether his progeny can do what he did 50 years ago: win the Preakness and, with it, the first two legs of...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw

    California Chrome a heavy favorite after Preakness post position draw
    Throughout the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome’s co-owner predicted victory to anyone who’d listen, saying he felt it from his gut and his heart. Coburn, wearing his trademark cowboy hat, sang the same confident tune...
  • For Preakness Day, Monkton man rounds up the big horses

    For Preakness Day, Monkton man rounds up the big horses
    On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only...
  • New life for the black-eyed Susan drink at Preakness

    New life for the black-eyed Susan drink at Preakness
    Take vodka, rum, whiskey, bourbon, peach schnapps, orange juice, pineapple juice, sour mix, orange-flavored liqueur, elderflower-flavored liqueur, shake, pour into a souvenir glass and garnish with an orange slice, cherry and mint sprig. Then dump it on...
  • Ellicott City resident prepares to call Saturday's Preakness

    Ellicott City resident prepares to call Saturday's Preakness
    If you go the Preakness this weekend, odds are you'll recognize the voice calling the race. That's because the voice belongs to Dave Rodman, who has called the Preakness — and every other horse race at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, except...
  • California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout

    California Chrome takes liking to Pimlico track in first workout
    Before California Chrome could even reach his nose across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, the chestnut colt’s exercise rider, Willie Delgado, received a text from his biggest fan back home. “Daddy, I can’t believe you just won...
  • Ron Sanchez, a different kind of owner, seeks first Triple Crown win with Social Inclusion

    Ron Sanchez, a different kind of owner, seeks first Triple Crown win with Social Inclusion
    Ron Sanchez's roots in horse racing go deep into his childhood in Caracas, Venezuela, where his maternal grandmother took him to the races every weekend at La Rinconada, the country's largest and oldest track. "I was five years old and we'd walk all the...
  • Ride On Curlin hopes to follow 'Chrome's footsteps in Preakness

    Ride On Curlin hopes to follow 'Chrome's footsteps in Preakness
    Ride On Curlin finished a distant seventh in the Kentucky Derby, yet he was treated like a rock star Monday on his trip from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico Race Course. That's what happen if you happen to be one of California Chrome's wing,...
  • A year after Triple Crown spotlight, Stuart Janney III reflects on horse racing in Maryland

    A year after Triple Crown spotlight, Stuart Janney III reflects on horse racing in Maryland
    If the horse racing world needed a little more evidence heading into Preakness week that the erstwhile "Sport of Kings" has turned a corner in Maryland, consider this scene on a misty Friday morning at the idyllic Fair Hill Training Center outside Elkton....
  • Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness

    Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness
    When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming. A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who...
  • Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes

    Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has just three weeks and 1 1/2 miles of racing in the June 7 Belmont Stakes ahead of him in his bid to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, a task that has proved impossible in the new era...