Horse Racing

Barbaro's owners have a Preakness entry in Divining Rod

The owners of Barbaro plan to run a horse in the Preakness on May 16 at Pimlico Race Course. Gretchen and Roy Jackson's Lael Stables is set to enter Lexington Stakes winner Divining Rod in the race, nine years after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke down at the start of the Preakness and was euthanized eight months later. Divining Rod would have made it into the Derby field if entered. But trainer Arnaud Delacour said the Jacksons didn't want to rush the 3-year-old son of Tapit into the race, plus his Derby-qualifying points left his status uncertain. Delacour plans to send Divining Rod out for his final work for the Preakness at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton. In other Preakness news:

•American Pharoah and Dortmund, first and third in the Kentucky Derby, respectively, were walked around the shedrow at Churchill Downs. Both colts are scheduled to jog today.


•Derby runner-up Firing Line jogged a mile around Churchill Downs.

•Trainer Todd Pletcher said he has four horses under consideration — Materiality (sixth in the Derby), Carpe Diem (10th), Stanford and Pat Day Mile winner Competitive Edge — but remained noncommittal about how many he might enter.


Black-Eyed Susan Day: A total of 277 horses were nominated for eight stakes worth $1.18 million that highlight a Black-Eyed Susan Day program May 15. To accompany the races, highlighted by the 91st running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan for 3-year-old fillies, the track will host Ultimate Girls Day Out, dedicated to the spirit and strength of women. Kentucky Oaks champion Lovely Maria; fellow Grade 1 winners Angela Renee, By the Moon, Callback and Condo Commando; and graded stakes winners Birdatthewire, Cavorting, Cristina's Journey, Feathered, I'm a Chatterbox and Include Betty are among the 40 nominees for the 11/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan. Also under consideration for the race are Luminance, second in the Santa Anita Oaks in April; Ahh Chocolate, unbeaten in two starts; Grade 2-placed Danessa Deluxe and Divine Dawn; and Grade 3-placed Lady Zuzu from Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.


Marist tops Bryant in NCAA D-I men's lacrosse play-in game

The Marist men's lacrosse team won its first NCAA Division I tournament game in program history, beating Bryant, 10-6, in a play-in game. Freshman Gannon Morrison had two goals and two assists. Senior Dave Scarcello made 14 saves. The Red Foxes will face second-seeded host Syracuse in the first round Sunday night at 7:30.

Division III men's lacrosse: Carson Kalama (Bel Air) scored twice and host Salisbury (16-4) won, 6-3, over Roanoke (12-7) in an NCAA first-round game. Salisbury built on its 4-3 halftime lead by holding the Maroons scoreless in the second half. ... Connor Curro (St. Paul's) had two goals and one assist to lead host Stevenson (16-4) to a 12-5 victory over Eastern (15-4) in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Sea Gulls and Mustangs will play a second-round game Saturday. The Mustangs led 9-2 at the half.

Men's lacrosse honors: MIT freshman midfielder Graham Davis (Severn) made the All-New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference first team and was named Rookie of the Year. Junior Paul Orrson (Friends) also made the first team.

Division III women's lacrosse: Sam Barbeito had three goals and three assists to lead host McDaniel (10-7) to a 20-9 victory over Misericordia (9-10) in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Mid-Atlantic quarterfinals.

Baseball: Brandon Lowe went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead Maryland (33-16) to a 9-2 victory over Towson (15-33-2) in the second-annual Ripken Cup in Aberdeen.


Cross country and track: Hood promoted 2013 graduate Brett Shelley from assistant coach to head coach.

Et cetera

Ex-Raven Pierce gets court date; Berry arrested in Fla.

Former Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce has been assigned a June court date in a driving while intoxicated case, according to Maryland court records. The case is set for June 2 in Towson District Court. Pierce was arrested March 18 at 1:54 a.m. on Dulaney Valley Road in Baltimore County and was released by the Ravens roughly a dozen hours after his arrest.

More NFL: Former Ravens reserve running back Damien Berry is in a Florida jail and is facing outstanding warrants in Maryland on charges of writing a worthless check for over $100,000 and unauthorized removal of property, according to Florida and Maryland court records. The unauthorized removal of property involves a car, according to a jail official.

For more of Aaron Wilson's blog posts about Pierce and Berry, go to


Women's basketball: Maryland sophomore center Brionna Jones (Aberdeen) and sophomore guards Lexie Brown and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough have accepted invitations to the USA Basketball trials to compete for spots on teams that will participate in the Pan American Games and the World University Games over the summer. The trials will take place May 14-17 in Colorado Springs, Colo., where 54 players will vie for 12 roster spots.

Gene Wang, The Washington Post

Baseball: The Pittsburgh Pirates selected the contract of former Orioles infielder-outfielder Steve Lombardozzi (Atholton) from Triple-A Indianapolis, where he hit .379/.460/.483.

High schools boys lacrosse

Bluford Drew Jemison 8, Douglass 7: Anthony Perkins scored the game-winner with three minutes left to lift the host Rockets (5-5) over the Ducks in a Class 2A-1A South section quarterfinal.

Aberdeen 11, Patapsco 7: The host Eagles (4-9) advanced in 3A-2A North Section 2 play. Kyle Sampson led the way with four goals and two assists. Ethan Mauzy and Matt Merchant scored three goals apiece and Devin Beatty had one goal.

High school girls lacrosse


No. 1 McDonogh 16, Notre Dame Prep 5: Brindi Griffin had three goals and an assist to lead the host Eagles (19-0) past the Blazers (7-10) in an Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference quarterfinal.

No. 5 Roland Park 14, St. Paul's 9: Sam McGee had three goals and two assists to lead the host Reds (12-5) past the Gators (9-10) in an IAAM A Conference quarterfinal.

No. 15 Broadneck 17, Chesapeake-AA 7: Michaela Cassidy had four goals and four assists to lead the host Bruins (9-6) past the Cougars (5-9) in a Class 4A-3A East sectional quarterfinal.