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Preakness Stakes

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  • Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, silver company executive

    Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, silver company executive
    Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92. Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
  • Forno tries to find footing across from Hippodrome

    Forno tries to find footing across from Hippodrome
    As in any major city, Baltimore and its bars benefit from a hot ticket. Whether it is the Orioles' opening day or a Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert downtown, these events rarely fail to draw large crowds. In the process, many attendees find time...
  • Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont

    Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont
    As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine Saturday in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, a sizable field was shaping up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the 11/2-mile race. As many as 11...
  • California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont

    California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont
    With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday....
  • LPGA event could put Baltimore back on golf map

    LPGA event could put Baltimore back on golf map
    There is no near-term downside to the Baltimore area enjoying a week at the center of the golf universe in late July. The inaugural LPGA International Crown, which will bring together 32 top women from eight countries for a new-concept team...
  • Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

    Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont
    When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt. McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...
  • Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections

    Triple Crown memories remain vivid for winning connections
    It has been 36 years since racing's last Triple Crown winner, but for those involved with horses who have triumphed, the memories don't fade. As a prelude to California Chrome's attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in Saturday's Belmont...
  • Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate

    Social Inclusion out of Belmont Stakes because of issues with starting gate
    ELMONT, N.Y. — After another difficult morning working in the starting gate, third-place Preakness finisher Social Inclusion will not run in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. "I don't want to hurt the horse," owner Ron Sanchez said as he watched Social...
  • California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses. For the Belmont Stakes?...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses
    ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds. It fits the...
  • Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors

    Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors
    Metro Meteor, whose abstract paintings rapidly are becoming an art world sensation, might be just a horse. And the 11-year-old bay, like all equines, has a hard time distinguishing reds from greens or browns. Yet Metro's original watercolors have become...
  • One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]

    One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]
    Hopefully many of you got to watch the Belmont Stakes on television last Saturday, if you weren't there in person. Once again, we saw how difficult it is to win American Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, but a little more about that later. I'm...