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Preakness Stakes

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  • 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...
  • Preakness Stakes 2014: Expert advice for first-time gamblers

    Preakness Stakes 2014: Expert advice for first-time gamblers
    Longshots, exotics, exacta boxes? For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing and handicapping terminology can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, learning the ins and outs of horse...
  • History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training

    History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training
    Linda Rice had tried college, lasting a couple of years at Penn State while realizing that studying bloodlines, speed ratings and past performance charts for horses interested her far more than what she was studying in computer science classes. "I...
  • Rain lightens crowds, fields at Black-Eyed Susan Day

    Rain lightens crowds, fields at Black-Eyed Susan Day
    Friday morning's torrential rain gave fans and handicappers at Pimlico's Black-Eyed Susan Day a much different race card than they had planned for. But by the time the showpiece Black-Eyed Susan Stakes ran under a clear blue sky Friday afternoon and the...
  • Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness

    Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness
    For the longest time, Graham Motion couldn't figure out what he had in Ring Weekend. The horse was talented, for sure. A son of Tapit, the nation's leading sire, he quickly adapted to his workouts as a 2-year-old. But he could be difficult to handle. He...
  • Ten years after winning Preakness with Smarty Jones, John Servis takes aim at Black-Eyed Susan

    Ten years after winning Preakness with Smarty Jones, John Servis takes aim at Black-Eyed Susan
    Mounted next to Stall 40 in the Preakness Stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course is a three-foot plaque emblazoned by black-eyed susan flowers. Each year, Stall 40 houses the Kentucky Derby winning thoroughbred, and the adjacent wooden sign commemorates the...
  • Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown bets horses with Maryland ties in Preakness

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown — a candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary — says he attended the Preakness Day as an "official state function" rather than a campaign event. He may be duty-bound to attend Maryland’s signature horse-...
  • Picture-perfect day at Preakness

    Picture-perfect day at Preakness
    A record Preakness crowd saw the Kentucky Derby winner streak to victory Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, tantalizing fans with the possibility that California Chrome will be the first horse in nearly four decades to win racing's coveted Triple Crown....
  • Homicide investigating after man shot in head in East Baltimore

    Homicide investigating after man shot in head in East Baltimore
    Homicide detectives were called to the scene of an East Baltimore shooting late Saturday, in which police said a man was shot in the head. The shooting around 11 p.m. capped off a day in which the city saw several incidents of gun violence. A man was...
  • Man shot and killed near Pimlico

    Man shot and killed near Pimlico
    A man was shot and killed Saturday just a few blocks from the Pimlico racetrack where crowds were gathered for the Preakness Stakes, police said. Officers went to the corner of W. Belvedere and Elmira avenues at 4:30 to investigate a shooting. The...
  • Two more people shot in Baltimore amid rash of shootings

    Two more people shot in Baltimore amid rash of shootings
    Two more people were shot late Saturday, continuing a violent weekend in which one person was killed a block from the Preakness Stakes and six others were wounded by gunfire. The homicide and eight non-fatal shootings since late Friday occurred in...