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Preakness: It's minus 3 and counting PREAKNESS '93


Preakness week festivities are building toward Saturday's 118th running at Pimlico Race Course for the second jewel in thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Here's what's happening today and tomorrow:


* United Artists Cable of Baltimore Pee Wee Preakness, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rash Field, Inner Harbor. Children ages 3-6 race on hobbyhorses. Free. (410) 837-4636.

* Maryland Preakness Celebration Frog Hop, noon, Fells Point Broadway Market Square. Frogs compete to attend California's Calaveras County Frog Jumping Jubilee. Free. (410) 396-9177.

* AT&T; Great Schooner Race, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Inner Harbor. Three Baltimore-based excursion vessels compete in a round-trip sail to Fort McHenry. Free.

* AmTote Celebrity Golf Tournament, at Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills. (410) 837-3030.

* Maryland House and Garden Tours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Baltimore's Poplar Hill area. Admission. (410) 821-6933.

* Preakness WQSR Good Time Oldies Lunch Hour, noon to 2 p.m., Harborplace Amphitheatre. (410) 332-4191.

* Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus, 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, Naval Academy Stadium, Annapolis. Admission. (410) 260-6115.

* Night of Champions, 7 p.m., Baltimore Arena, a junior middleweight championship boxing bout. Admission. (410) 528-1932.


* The Gallorette Handicap, 1 p.m., Pimlico Race Course, a $100,000 stakes race. Admission. (410) 542-9400.

* Third annual Preakness Celebration Media Crab Derby, 1 p.m., Lexington Market. Local media personalities sponsor their favorite bluefins in the scuttle for black-eyed Susans. Free. (410) 685-6169.

* Triple Crown Ball sponsored by GTECH, 7 p.m. Hyatt Regency Hotel, to benefit the Frank DeFrancis Chair at Loyola College. Admission. (410) 617-2408.

* Preakness Night at Wurlitzer's, 5 p.m. to midnight, Hunt Valley Inn, to benefit the 1994 Miss Preakness Pageant Scholarship Fund. Admission. (410) 785-7000.

Call: (410) 752-6218

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