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  • 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.  ...
  • Great Baltimore cocktails: The Kentucky Rose, Blue Pit BBQ

    Great Baltimore cocktails: The Kentucky Rose, Blue Pit BBQ
    It's horse racing season which, for a non-bettor who still enjoys the pomp and circumstance of the Triple Crown, means the return of traditional whiskey-based horse racing cocktails. But I have to confess: I've been cheating on the mint julep, and...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion (5/20): California Chrome departs for Belmont

    Coffee Companion (5/20): California Chrome departs for Belmont
    We're in a brief slow period here in Baltimore with the Preakness finished and the Orioles on the road. But before we start looking ahead at the NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four, here's the Coffee Companion, where we look back at the previous day's...
  • For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives

    For jockeys and track workers, prayer a part of their lives
    Heads bowed, hands clasped, they stood in the jockeys' room at Pimlico Race Course, one hour to first post, as one of their own led the riders in prayer. "Lord, take care of all those here who are risking their lives today — the jockeys and gallop...
  • California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park

    California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park
    With the short-lived nasal strip controversy resolved and wins in two Triple Crown races on his resume, California Chrome arrived in Elmont, N.Y., shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, where his connections plan to run the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky...
  • Preakness never disappoints [Letter]

    Preakness never disappoints [Letter]
    This was my fifth consecutive time attending the Preakness Stakes with my husband, sister and brother-in-law. Our seats are located in the Turfside Terrace section of the racetrack. Everything, as usual, was fantastic. All of the employees from security,...
  • Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1

    Dance With Fate could be a Kentucky Derby sleeper at 20-1
    [Editor's note: Liam Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile and Exacta Max apps. He shares his Triple Crown picks and betting tips with The Baltimore Sun each year.] California Chrome hardly...
  • Trainer Mike Maker has three shots at a Kentucky Derby win on home turf

    Trainer Mike Maker has three shots at a Kentucky Derby win on home turf
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Though he's rarely mentioned with thoroughbred racing's most glamorous trainers, softspoken Mike Maker could have as big a say as anyone in determining the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Maker, whose stable is based at...
  • Change Triple Crown's schedule [Letter]

    Change Triple Crown's schedule [Letter]
    The timing of the three races in the Triple Crown needs to be tweaked to help the Preakness attract a better field ("The greatness and failings of racing," May 20). Too often trainers skip the Preakness and prepare for the Belmont Stakes if they didn't...