| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:05 AM
What could have been a chance at the first Triple Crown in 35 years will instead come down to this for Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney III: a shot at redemption.
Always measured, Janney avoids soaring rhetoric when discussing racing. He's been...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973.
The big red horse had taken off like a rocket ship to run down the field at the Kentucky Derby, winning in less than two minutes, a...
| May 11, 2013
| 2:12 PM
As Orb charged to the wire at Churchill Downs last weekend, he established his clear superiority to the other 18 thoroughbreds on horse racing's biggest stage, the Kentucky Derby.
But compared to Derby champions of the past, Orb's time is less...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Better late than never is what I'll call this column.
Back in mid-May, when I was spending a few days in Baltimore helping out with The Sun's coverage of the run-up to the Preakness, I completely overlooked another horse-related story with a strong...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
After her two previous mounts pulled out of the Belmont Stakes, jockey Rosie Napravnik will ride trainer Todd Pletcher's filly Unlimited Budget in attempt to make history Saturday.
A win would make Napravnik the second woman to win a Triple Crown race,...
| May 23, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Rosie Napravnik will get another shot at history in the Belmont Stakes — just aboard a different horse than in her previous two Triple Crown races.
On Thursday, trainer Bob Baffert announced that Napravnik will mount Code West in the Belmont...
| May 17, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Mike Pons has had a busy week.
For starters, Pons, who owns Country Life Farm in Bel Air with his older brother, Josh, was responsible for finding tickets for 80 assorted family members, friends and clients to attend Saturday's 138th running of the...
| May 19, 2013
| 1:27 PM
In the days leading up to Saturday's 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, favorite Orb's trainer, Shug McGaughey, said on a few occasions he felt his colt had yet to run his best race.
After the gate opened at Pimlico and sent off the nine Preakness...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs.
Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never...
| May 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
D. Wayne Lukas, the Hall of Fame trainer, has started 37 horses in the Preakness. He expects to have three more — Will Take Charge, Oxbow and Titletown Five — go to the post Saturday for the 138th running of the middle jewel of the Triple...
| May 16, 2013
| 7:14 PM
In a pair of low-slung green stables manned by security guards and watched by 24-hour surveillance cameras, a pack of brawny young horses will be monitored, poked and assessed down to the blood in their veins.
The horses set to race in the 138th...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:09 AM
In the first week of her reporting internship for a horse-racing newspaper, Gabby Gaudet nervously approached one of the most celebrated figures in the sport. "Can you tell me how you first got involved in the game?" she asked Kelly Breen, who trained the...