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  • 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....
  • Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches

    Maryland racing industry embraces new optimism as Preakness approaches
    It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago. Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
  • 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...
  • Stop doping horses [Commentary]

    Stop doping horses [Commentary]
    With the Preakness coming up here in Maryland, it's time things changed for the better in America's horse racing industry, which long ago drifted far from the values of sport. It is increasingly difficult for honest horse owners to succeed and for...
  • Pablo Del Monte will not run Kentucky Derby, field set at 19

    Pablo Del Monte will not run Kentucky Derby, field set at 19
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pablo Del Monte will not run in the Kentucky Derby, his trainer said Friday morning, leaving the field for Saturday's race at 19. As an also-eligible entrant, he could have taken the spot vacated by Hopperunity, who was scratched...
  • Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1

    Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1
    [Editor's note: Liam Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile and Exacta Max apps. He shares his Triple Crown picks and betting tips with The Baltimore Sun each year.] California Chrome hardly...
  • Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness

    Dynamic Impact won't be daunted by No. 1 post position in Preakness
    Dynamic Impact's connections weren't sure what they had entering the April 19 Illinois Derby. The colt had flashed plenty of talent, but his performance in the afternoon never seemed to match his workouts in the morning. Facing the best competition of...
  • Preakness Stakes 2014 contenders

    California Chrome Jockey: Victor Espinoza Trainer: Art Sherman Owner: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Breeder: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Most recent location/race/placement: Kentucky Derby - GI // Churchill Dns // 1 Pablo Del Monte Jockey: Jeffrey Sanchez...
  • Coffee Companion (5/13): Norris' night spoiled by blast, beanball

    Coffee Companion (5/13): Norris' night spoiled by blast, beanball
    Some might think it was overkill to have three Sun reporters at a Monday night Orioles game. Nonsense. We knew something big would happen, and when the benches emptied yesterday, we were ready. Want proof? This is the Coffee Companion, your No. 1 source...
  • Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge

    Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Art Sherman reached the barn at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day after the Kentucky Derby, he found his star pupil still slumbering. “I didn’t want to wake him up,” he said of California Chrome, the newly garlanded...
  • Ria Antonia's owner sees filly as more than a Preakness long shot

    Ria Antonia's owner sees filly as more than a Preakness long shot
    Ron Paolucci believes you're entitled to your opinion, but he has plenty of ways to refute the overwhelming sentiment that his 30-1 long shot filly Ria Antonia will be overmatched running with the colts in Saturday's 139th Preakness Stakes. The horse'...
  • Ralph Steadman's world view on display in 'For No Good Reason'

    Ralph Steadman's world view on display in 'For No Good Reason'
    Ralph Steadman says he likes the Ralph Steadman of "For No Good Reason." And that, perhaps, is a problem. "I think it makes me too nice — too pleasant, yes," says the 78-year-old British cartoonist whose manic style long served as the perfect...