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Preakness Stakes

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  • Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes

    Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has just three weeks and 1 1/2 miles of racing in the June 7 Belmont Stakes ahead of him in his bid to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, a task that has proved impossible in the new era...
  • Outside Pimlico, trying to rustle up a buck or two

    Outside Pimlico, trying to rustle up a buck or two
    As crowds poured into Pimlico on Saturday afternoon, a dedicated crew of entrepreneurs set up outside the track, hoping to lure customers with deals on parking or tickets. Peanuts, barbecue and even jewelry were on sale, along with the "ice cold"...
  • California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive

    California Chrome wins Preakness to keep Triple Crown hope alive
    A half mile into Saturday's Preakness Stakes, Victor Espinoza had to make a decision. Several speedy challengers had dashed in from the outside, quickening the pace on his horse — Kentucky Derby champion California Chrome. Should Espinoza...
  • Don't give drinking a black eye [Letter]

    Don't give drinking a black eye [Letter]
    Richard Gorelick seems content to let a hundred black-eyed Susans bloom with recipes featuring the likes of ginger beer, Fernet Branca and elderflower liqueur ("New life for black-eyed Susan drink at Preakness," May 12). I say save your exotics for...
  • Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes

    Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome did what he was supposed to do at the Kentucky Derby, running the exact race his trainer and jockey envisioned as other contenders found trouble around him. As a result, the only horse with a flawless resume entering the first leg of...
  • California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes

    California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him. Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome...
  • Preakness Day kicks off with sun and a fast track

    Preakness Day kicks off with sun and a fast track
    Good morning, Baltimore, and welcome to the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.   It was a sunny 62 degrees at Pimlico when the first race went to post Saturday, with the track in fast condition after Friday morning’s rain soaked the track.  ...
  • Coffee Companion (5/15): Preakness posts distract from Orioles skid

    Coffee Companion (5/15): Preakness posts distract from Orioles skid
    I woke up super early to try to get out to Pimlico, decided against it because it was crummy out, then fell back asleep for a little too long. So this is more like a Brunch Buddy than a Coffee Companion. But every other weekday morning, we compile the...
  • Bob Baffert has Bayern pointed for a Preakness run

    Bob Baffert has Bayern pointed for a Preakness run
    Bob Baffert, the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago. After winning the Arkansas Derby that year, Bodemeister finished second in both the Kentucky Derby...
  • Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results

    Fifty years later, Northern Dancer's genes still produce winning results
    If there's a heaven for horses, then California Chrome's great-great-grandsire will be peering down at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday to see whether his progeny can do what he did 50 years ago: win the Preakness and, with it, the first two legs of...
  • Little luck when jockeys get hurt

    Little luck when jockeys get hurt
    In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park. His favorite part of the dream...
  • California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come

    California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come
    There is a lot we now know about California Chrome, first and foremost that he will have his day in the New York spotlight and keep the horse racing world in high clover for another three weeks. We also know that the blue-collar chestnut colt has a...