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Preakness Stakes

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  • Looking back on Preakness weather

    Looking back on Preakness weather
    The Preakness forecast remains a tough call with varying chances of rain predicted. Weather is a major factor every year. From the May 12, 1940, edition of The Baltimore Sun: "Weather man had a tough time making up his mind. Sunshine and gayety until...
  • Port observes Maritime Day, holds inaugural Career Expo

    Port observes Maritime Day, holds inaugural Career Expo
    Although it leads the East Coast in several categories of shipping activity, the port of Baltimore often seems to be hiding in plain sight. So officials used the Saturday observance of National Maritime Day to throw open a pier at the Canton Marine...
  • Oxbow's win, Lukas milestones overshadow Orb's disappointing Preakness finish

    Oxbow's win, Lukas milestones overshadow Orb's disappointing Preakness finish
    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...
  • Koh I Noor looks to extend streak in Harrison E. Johnson at Laurel Park

    Late bloomer Koh I Noor continues his quest for the $500,000 Pimlico Special in his stakes debut Saturday in the nine-furlong Harrison E. Johnson Memorial at Laurel Park. Two-time defending champion Eighttofasttocatch, General George winner Javerre,...
  • Preakness 2013 headliners pump up the infield

    Preakness 2013 headliners pump up the infield
    There was a sharp contrast between the two headlining performances at this year's Preakness InfieldFest. Frugal rapper Macklemore, an independent artist with two No. 1 hit singles to his name, won the crowd over Saturday with messages that were...
  • Stars, athletes shine at Preakness

    Stars, athletes shine at Preakness
    Preakness had its share of glitterati in attendance this year. Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, and his wife — and "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" reality show co-star — Shannon Tweed hung out in the Jockey Club, while "House of Cards" star Kevin...
  • New York bettors score big with Oxbow at Preakness Stakes

    New York bettors score big with Oxbow at Preakness Stakes
    A pair of racing aficionados from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., spent Saturday watching the early races at Pimlico, then they put their observations to use to score a massive payday in the Preakness. Joe Cavallo, 26, and Stephanie Rafferty, 21, hit the Pick 4...
  • John Velazquez finishes 2nd with Itsmyluckyday, wins two other races at Pimlico

    John Velazquez finishes 2nd with Itsmyluckyday, wins two other races at Pimlico
    John Velazquez's run of misfortune began when he broke a rib and his right wrist during a tumble at Aqueduct Racetrack in April. When the 41-year-old jockey returned for the Kentucky Derby, it was not aboard the victorious Orb — the horse he had...
  • Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico

    Lots of differing opinions on what to do with Pimlico
    Tear it down. Fix it up. Keep it here. Move it there. Many at Pimlico Race Course Saturday, from celebrated trainers to $2 bettors, offered thoughts of what to do with Old Hilltop, the methuselan home of the 138th Preakness Stakes. The Maryland Jockey...
  • Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, actress/model wife Shannon Tweed at Preakness 2013

    Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, actress/model wife Shannon Tweed at Preakness 2013
    Kiss rocker Gene Simmons and actress/model wife Shannon Tweed caused quite a stir at Preakness 2013 when the two stopped by the Christine A. Moore Millinery tent in the corporate village of Pimlico Race Track. Dozens of onlookers watched and snapped...
  • John Carroll grad Nicole Stall mixes family and racing as husband's horse runs in Preakness

    John Carroll grad Nicole Stall mixes family and racing as husband's horse runs in Preakness
    It's not always in the Preakness Stakes, but every year, John Carroll graduate Nicole Stall urges her husband, trainer Al Stall Jr., to find a race for one of his horses on the third Saturday in May. This year, Departing gave Al Stall his second...
  • Orioles give up six runs in top of ninth inning in 10-6 loss to Tampa Bay Rays

    Orioles give up six runs in top of ninth inning in 10-6 loss to Tampa Bay Rays
    These Orioles, under manager Buck Showalter, pride themselves on keeping the long baseball season in perspective, not worrying about trends and streaks and snowballing defeats. So when the club is forced to absorb what was arguably its biggest gut-punch...