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  • As California Chrome falls short in Belmont Stakes, new chorus of Triple Crown critics rises

    As California Chrome falls short in Belmont Stakes, new chorus of Triple Crown critics rises
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Let the debate go on. California Chrome just didn't have enough left on a beautiful Saturday afternoon here on Long Island, finishing in a dead heat for fourth place in the Belmont Stakes and disappointing a nation full of horse...
  • Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

    Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold. He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race. "I'...
  • 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...
  • Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]

    Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]
    I do not follow horse racing all year but found myself intrigued by the Preakness and followed it to see if the Kentucky Derby winner prevailed. Once that happened, there was an excitement about the Belmont Stakes and a possible Triple Crown winner! It...
  • California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

    California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown
    "Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing. And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown. Affirmed was...
  • Coffee Companion (6/9): Machado irks Oakland, Terps face baseball Game 3

    Coffee Companion (6/9): Machado irks Oakland, Terps face baseball Game 3
    I’m taking the Coffee Companion, where I recap the day and weekend’s sports headlines, on the road today. I’m in Charlottesville, Va,. for Maryland’s NCAA super regional in accommodations that provide neither coffee nor...
  • Wrestling at Ripken Stadium: A running diary from our summer interns

    Wrestling at Ripken Stadium: A running diary from our summer interns
    Ripken Stadium — home of the Aberdeen IronBirds — was transformed into a wrestling arena Sunday night for the latest stop on TNA's Impact World Tour. In case you missed it, three dedicated and talented Baltimore Sun summer interns were there...
  • Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown

    Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown
    ELMONT, N.Y. — As California Chrome began his recovery from a foot injury that might have contributed to his flat performance in the Belmont Stakes, his co-owner, Steve Coburn, stood by harsh comments about owners and trainers who run fresh horses...
  • 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...
  • As Orioles play in tonight's Civil Rights Game, fight for equal footing remains

    As Orioles play in tonight's Civil Rights Game, fight for equal footing remains
    HOUSTON – When he became the first black manager in the Major Leagues the 1975 as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians, Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was shocked to see that the Indians still specified a player’s race on their...
  • California Chrome denied win at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown

    California Chrome denied win at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown
    ELMONT, N.Y. — In the end, California Chrome could not outrun recent history. All week, veteran horsemen had pointed to the 11/2-mile oval at Belmont Park, the longest in American thoroughbred racing, and predicted it would be the grueling expanse...
  • Jody Petty notches multiple wins at Ladew

    Jody Petty notches multiple wins at Ladew
    One week after a relatively sedate afternoon of races just down the road at Atlanta Hall Farm in Monkton, the Maryland Steeplechase Racing Triple Crown got started Saturday afternoon with the My Lady's Manor Races at Ladew Topiary Gardens. Jockey Jody...