Preakness spoken here THE NON-FAN'S GUIDE TO RACE WEEK


RACE AT A GLANCE: Ten brown horses chase each other for two minutes, the time it takes vast majority of those attending to move five feet in the Spot-A-Pot line.

TODAY'S PROFILE: Arkansas Derby winner OlympioQuestionable whether he can run at top form without the shot of Ozark moonshine traditionally administered to all horses before that race.

INFIELD ETIQUETTE: When skin starts to nicely bubble, bastyour infield neighbor with No. 15 sun block. Remove aluminum foil for the last hour.

NEWS FLASH FROM THE CORPORATE TENTS: Tainted briscare sends caterers on emergency replacement run to Gourmet Giant on Old Court Road. Tent residents pass the time with an amusing little chardonnay.

THIS DATE IN PREAKNESS HISTORY: In 1963, Huntington Whatford III of Ruxton, riding long shot Worthington Valley, thinks he's in the Hunt Cup, jumps a hedge on Northern Parkway and is last seen galloping southbound on the JFX.

TRACK LINGO: "Hot walker": New Sunday night show on Foabout stable groupies, starring MacKenzie Phillips and Linda Blair. Hilarity results when both fillies fall for super stud co-star Don Knotts.

Preakness Week


* Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus. Navy Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis 8 p.m. (301) 260-6115. Admission.


* A&T; Great Schooner Race. 3 p.m. Inner Harbor. Tall ships compete. 837-3030. Free.

Pee-Wee Preakness. Rash Field, Inner Harbor. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Little tykes race on hobby horses as clowns and costumed mascots cheer on the jockeys. 837-4636. Free.

Horse Sports Through Time. Show Horse Arena, State Fairgrounds, Timonium. 3 p.m. How horses have been used over the centuries. 252-2100. Free.

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