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  • 'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

     'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite
    When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to...
  • Guts for Garters wins 118th Maryland Hunt Cup

    Guts for Garters wins 118th Maryland Hunt Cup
    Jody Petty said he could not bear to look as he rode Guts For Garters across the finish line in the 118th Maryland Hunt Cup on Saturday afternoon in sunny Glyndon. The Elkton resident said he knew the outcome would be too close to call, considering...
  • No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby

    No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Hoppertunity, the 6-1 second choice in the Kentucky Derby, was scratched from the race Thursday morning because of soreness in his left front foot. The injury was a blow to trainer Bob Baffert and to the quality of the Derby field....
  • Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks

    Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks
    The Kentucky Derby is the main event, but it's possible the week's dominant star turn could come in Friday's Kentucky Oaks. Untapable is an overwhelming 4-5 favorite in the $600,000 stakes for fillies, and the question around Churchill Downs hasn't been...
  • California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites

    California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Steve Coburn proudly calls himself a working man, and he'll tell you upfront that he was insulted when a rich stable owner offered him millions of dollars for the racehorse who'd eaten cookies from his hand as a gangly 3-month-old....
  • Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm

    Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Heavy favorite Untapable blazed to victory in the Kentucky Oaks Friday, a triumph for jockey Rosie Napravnik and controversial trainer Steve Asmussen. Napravnik kept Untapable a few paces off the lead for much of the run, then...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

    Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown
    Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas says he is rooting for California Chrome to win the Triple Crown — both for the health of the industry and the storyline. "Just simply having a Triple Crown keeps the industry and the public generally...
  • Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association

    Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association
    For the third consecutive year, The Aegis was honored as Newspaper of the Year among the state's largest circulation non-daily papers by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association during the organization's annual awards luncheon Friday. Aegis...
  • California Chrome can wear nasal strip at Belmont Stakes as he runs for Triple Crown

    California Chrome can wear nasal strip at Belmont Stakes as he runs for Triple Crown
    As California Chrome prepares to depart Baltimore early Tuesday, he’ll do so with a clear path to run in the Belmont Stakes after New York officials ruled the Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion can wear a nasal strip to keep his airways clear...
  • Coffee Companion (5/20): California Chrome departs for Belmont

    Coffee Companion (5/20): California Chrome departs for Belmont
    We're in a brief slow period here in Baltimore with the Preakness finished and the Orioles on the road. But before we start looking ahead at the NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four, here's the Coffee Companion, where we look back at the previous day's...
  • California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park

    California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park
    With the short-lived nasal strip controversy resolved and wins in two Triple Crown races on his resume, California Chrome arrived in Elmont, N.Y., shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, where his connections plan to run the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky...
  • Seeing dollar signs, O'Malley changed his tune on casino gambling [Letter]

    Seeing dollar signs, O'Malley changed his tune on casino gambling [Letter]
    I spilled my coffee and laughed out loud when I read this sentence in David Selig's Preakness commentary ("Coffee Companion (5/19): Chrome's nose, throwback uniforms and more," May 19). He wrote: "The casinos that have opened under the administration of...