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  • Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach

    Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach
    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...
  • Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby

    Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby
    Unless you are a farmer or a you deliver morning newspapers, Bel Air's Mike Pons probably woke up earlier than you did on Thursday. Pons, joined by one of his brothers, a son and a nephew, rose before the sun and was on the road by 4:15 a.m., on his way...
  • Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness

    Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness
    When Heat Press last ran in Maryland, he finished third in a three-horse race. Yet his owner — the same man who managed to turn the idea of quick-drying fabric into an athletic apparel empire that brought in nearly $2 billion in revenue last...
  • A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages

    A Harford horse racing upset that stands for the ages
    The world of sport is one of upsets, results that defy logic: N.C. State beating Houston for the NCAA basketball title in 1983 or Villanova over Georgetown two years later, Larry Owings over Dan Gable in college wrestling in 1970, the 1980 Miracle on Ice,...
  • Bel Air-based horse breeders have reason for Derby fever

    Bel Air-based horse breeders have reason for Derby fever
    Just about 11 months ago, shortly after the 2012 Kentucky Derby had concluded, Mike Pons, who along with his brother Josh owns and runs Bel Air's Country Life Farm, explained that in the business of thoroughbred breeding, having the offspring of one of...
  • Handicapping the 2012 Belmont Stakes

    The absence of Derby and Preakness winner I'll Have Another opens up the 2012 Belmont Stakes from a wagering perspective. Dullahan and Union Rags are likely to be co-favorites, with Dullahan possibly taking slightly more wagering. The Union Rags...
  • I'll Have Another scratched from 2012 Belmont Stakes, trainer Doug O'Neill says

    I'll Have Another scratched from 2012 Belmont Stakes, trainer Doug O'Neill says
    AsĀ  I'll Have AnotherĀ  ducked from his barn for an early 5:30 workout Friday, his connections could only hope what they'd seen the day before was an aberration. They'd buried their deepest fear, only admitting hours later that, as owner J. Paul Reddam...
  • Union Rags tracks down Paynter in final stretch to win Belmont Stakes

    Union Rags tracks down Paynter in final stretch to win Belmont Stakes
    Elmont, NY – Paynter stayed where he was, a few feet off the rail, charging toward the finish. Everyone whose heart had been broken by Union Rags before must have had the same thought: he's not going to squeeze through. But then, delivering upon...
  • Preakness parties gallop across state lines

    Preakness parties gallop across state lines
    The Preakness is, let's face it, the dark horse on the nation's party planning circuit. After all, the second leg of the Triple Crown is squeezed between its more challenging and prestigious cousins, the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. And, it's...
  • Preakness notes: Trainers stress the need for a national horse racing comissioner

    Preakness notes: Trainers stress the need for a national horse racing comissioner
    While Doug O’Neill has been able to enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer during the past week and a half, his time in town hasn’t been devoid of controversy. The trainer of Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another has been accused...
  • Optimizer using Preakness to prepare for Belmont Stakes

    Optimizer using Preakness to prepare for Belmont Stakes
    D. Wayne Lukas has had plenty of success with horses running in the second leg of the Triple Crown. His five career wins at Pimlico's featured event speak for themselves. But this year, Lukas decided to take a slightly different approach. His horse,...
  • For jockeys, Preakness prep is a mix of study and superstition

    For jockeys, Preakness prep is a mix of study and superstition
    Maryland-based jockey Mario Pino says he once heard that the great race rider Laffit Pincay would wear his underwear inside out. For luck. Ramon Dominguez, Eclipse Award-winning jockey the last two years, likes to have Perrier water and animal crackers...