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Pretension takes Canonero II at Pimlico

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Pretension takes Canonero II at Pimlico

Pretension won Saturday's feature at Pimlico Race Course, the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes for 3-year-olds, by a neck over Brimstone Island. The winner, ridden by Javier Santiago for trainer Chris Grove, completed the 1 1/16-mile distance in 1 minute, 45.70 seconds and paid $18. My Adonis, the 1-5 favorite who shipped in from Louisville after failing to draw into the Kentucky Derby, led for much of the race but faded to third place.

More from Pimlico: Saturday's 11-race card also included a Jockey Challenge featuring four riders visiting from Venezuela competing against four from the Maryland colony. Jean Carlo Rodriguez captured the top prize and earned a $10,000 check by edging Pimlico-based riders Abel Castellano and Malcolm Franklin. Horacio Karamanos finished fourth.

Sailing: Groovederci from Santa Barbara, Calif., squeaked out the top spot in the Farr 30 class with a three-race score of six points at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta tour stop in Annapolis. Standard Deviation and the locally based Nightshift were second and third with 10 and 14 points, respectively. Racing in the 17 boat classes will conclude today with races starting at 11 a.m.

Motocross: Joel Hetrick used two second-place finishes to earn his first overall win of the season at the AMA ATV Motocross National Championship Series event at Budds Creek in Mechanicsville.

Major League Soccer: Second-half goals by Chris Pontius and substitute Hamid Salihi gave visiting D.C. United a 2-0 victory over Toronto FC, which suffered its league record eighth successive defeat to begin the season.

Boxing: Jerome Featherstone Jr. (Boys' Latin) defeated Maurice Stokes by decision to improve his record to 3-0 and defend his East Coast Championship belt Friday night at Du Burns Arena.

College baseball: Top-ranked Florida State matched a season high with four home runs, Brandon Leibrandt tossed six scoreless innings and the host Seminoles defeated Maryland, 10-3, in Atlantic Coast Conference baseball Saturday. Florida State (38-7, 20-2) got to Terrapins starting pitcher Jimmy Reed for seven runs in three innings, taking advantage of four walks. Entering the game, Maryland (29-21, 8-17 ACC) had allowed an ACC-low eight home runs all year. The Seminoles hit two in the first inning alone.

College softball: Host Maryland (33-19, 9-8 ACC) outhit No. 19 Florida State (45-12, 16-4) 19-7 en route to a 4-1 win in the second game of the doubleheader. After leading in the sixth inning in the first game, the Terps fell, 4-3.

Men's Division I lacrosse honors: The All-America East first team included UMBC's Scott Jones and Phil Poe and Binghamton's Michael Antinozzi (Fallston). UMBC's Aaron Verardi (Boys' Latin) and Scott Hopmann (St.Mary's) were named to the second team. UMBC's Derek Bertolini made the rookie team, and the Retrievers' Ethan Murphy made the academic team. ... Towson sophomore midfielder Thomas DeNapoli and sophomore defenseman John Fennessy were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association second team. Towson midfielder Justin Mabus and defenseman Jojo Ostrander made the rookie team. ... Siena's Jon Svec (Loyola College) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

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