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  • 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...
  • California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong [Editorial]

    California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong  [Editorial]
    This year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes have reminded America about what's great about horse racing. California Chrome has been a display of magnificence, and his story, and those of his trainer and owners, have been endearingly human. The mere...
  • Don't mess with Triple Crown [Letter]

    Don't mess with Triple Crown [Letter]
    Twice in recent days you have let the stupid opinion that we hear every year at this time be aired in your publication, first by Stuart Janney and then again by Peter Schmuck ("A year after Triple Crown spotlight, Stuart Janney III reflects on horse...
  • Kid Cruz owners could be first openly gay couple to win a Triple Crown race

    Kid Cruz owners could be first openly gay couple to win a Triple Crown race
    Steven Brandt's road to owning a Triple Crown racehorse is built on relationships. It is about his late mother, Shirley Brandt, who told her son shortly before she died that he finally had a horse who would qualify for a classic race. It is about...
  • 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.  ...
  • 85-year-old Social Inclusion trainer finally gets shot at Triple Crown race

    85-year-old Social Inclusion trainer finally gets shot at Triple Crown race
    Manny Azpurua knows how different his life would have been had he gone from a military academy near Syracuse, N.Y., to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. His father, also named Manny, had sent his then-teenage son to the United States from...
  • All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing

    All eyes are on California Chrome, but there's no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing
    Confidence ran high in the Kentucky Derby champion. Bred for stamina by one of America's grand old racing families and fine-tuned by one of the sport's most respected trainers, Orb went off as a commanding 3-5 favorite in the 2013 Preakness. Two...
  • Dale Austin, longtime Sun racing reporter, dies

    Dale Austin, longtime Sun racing reporter, dies
    Dale Austin, a retired Baltimore Sun reporter whose coverage of Maryland horse racing spanned a half-century and took him on assignments as far away as England, died in his sleep Friday at his Bayside Beach home. He was 81. His wife of 38 years, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Some winning bettors at Preakness just 'came for the experience'

    Some winning bettors at Preakness just 'came for the experience'
    Christopher Terranova’s eyes lit up when asked how much money he made on Preakness Day. He answered without hesitation, looking at his girlfriend and grinning. “I’ll come back with $648.20,” Terranova, a 43-year-old from Wayne,...
  • Bike to work Friday, honor the armed forces Saturday

    Say thank you, dear readers, To our soldiers and armed forces for Armed Forces Day Saturday, a tribute to those who have served or are serving in any of our military branches. We salute them for their courage and dedication. Today (May 16) is also...