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  • Orb captures 139th Kentucky Derby

    Orb captures 139th Kentucky Derby
    Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey is a man who looks like the embodiment of the nickname that is all anybody calls him by. Short and unassuming, he said this week he made an effort to enjoy the run-up to the Kentucky Derby, a race he has, like any...
  • 'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win

    'A day for the ages,' as Orb rises to a dominating Kentucky Derby win
    "Amazing! A day for the ages," was the way Mike Pons put it about an hour after Orb, the son of the onetime Harford County based stallion Malibu Moon, stayed off a blistering early pace and out of trouble on a sloppy track and then blew away the rest of...
  • The spirit of the Kentucky Derby lands at Pimlico for the day

    The spirit of the Kentucky Derby lands at Pimlico for the day
    The racing gods obviously got their signals crossed, choosing to grace Pimlico with a glorious afternoon to enjoy the first jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday while the 19 horses in the Kentucky Derby slogged through the mud at Churchill Downs. So...
  • Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney

    Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney
    Stuart Janney III slipped into Churchill Downs virtually unnoticed Saturday afternoon, a few hours after landing in Lexington and driving to the track with his wife, two children and son-in-law. The northern Baltimore County resident, who had avoided...
  • Orb, trainer bask in morning glow after Derby win; Preakness is next

    Orb, trainer bask in morning glow after Derby win; Preakness is next
    LOUISVILLE, KY. – Trainer Shug McGaughey came to his barn Sunday morning before the sun had cleared the horizon, as he has done most days for more than 35 years. Dozens of people were gathered there, under the roof, dodging the rain and trying to...
  • Preakness field begins to take shape

    Preakness field begins to take shape
    LOUISVILLE, KY. — This year, Doug O’Neill and his assistants sat in the office at a barn in the far corner of the Churchill Downs backside. Few reporters dropped by, and O’Neill was not asked repeatedly to relive the running of the...
  • The Sun Remembers: May 5-11

    The Sun Remembers: May 5-11
    May 6, 1998: "It's like going in and telling your wife that you're not coming back," Carl Runk says after announcing his retirement as Towson men's lacrosse coach to the team. Runk, 62, led the Tigers for 31 years, winning the 1974 Division II national...
  • Turf Valley prepares for 2013 Preakness Balloon Festival

    Turf Valley prepares for 2013 Preakness Balloon Festival
    The 2013 Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival will be back in town as the region prepares for the 138th Annual Preakness Stakes. The balloon festival will be at Turf Valley in Ellicott City Thursday, May 16 to Saturday, May 18. Held for more...
  • Pimlico should take a lesson from Camden Yards

    Pimlico should take a lesson from Camden Yards
    The recent article ("Beyond the Preakness," April 9) outlining the current reality of the Pimlico race track and its future highlights the need for broader and bolder thinking in order to advance a sustainable solution to make horse racing in Baltimore...
  • Sweet taste of success for Howard Community College alum

    Sweet taste of success for Howard Community College alum
    As a child living in Belgium, Joaness Christie loved waffles — the way they tasted, smelled, everything. When her family moved to the United States when she was in the fourth grade, Christie discovered a problem: the waffles weren't right "I grew...
  • 2012 Graw Days hosts authors for Speaker Series and Mini-Museum for history buffs

    The 1904 vintage National Bank building will be transformed Oct. 13 into the Graw Days' History @ the Bank. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., The Bank will have an array of horse racing artifacts, prints, racing silks and artwork. In addition, the Graw Days...
  • 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...