Country House, the 65-1 longshot who was handed a Kentucky Derby victory by disqualification, will not run in the May 18 Preakness Stakes because of a developing illness, the first time in 23 years that the Derby winner will not compete for the second jewel in the Triple Crown.
Pimlico, Laurel Park and other tracks to phase out Lasix, an anti-bleeding medication. Tracks signing onto the initiative also include Churchill Downs and Belmont Park, hosts of the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, respectively
Across the years, many people and companies have owned the Preakness, but they don't anymore. Most are dead and gone. You don't permanently own the Preakness, you caretake it, and when your time has expired, you need to have it in shape for the next owner.
Washington Mystics star forward Elena Delle Donne is dealing with an illness that's being closely monitored because of her history with chronic Lyme disease and is listed as questionable for Thursday's 4 p.m. home game against the defending WNBA champion Lynx.
Neither rain nor snow nor that other stuff can stop Larry Collmus from calling a horse race — though fog, like that which shrouded last month’s Preakness, comes close. Collmus is a Howard County native and NBC’s race-caller for the Triple Crown.
The 143th edition of the Preakness Stakes featured its biggest-ever infield stage, new and hulking “chalet” tents that offered towering views over the Pimlico Race Course track, and a winner that kept alive the chance of a Triple Crown in 2018.
About seven years ago, Bethann Dixon was attending Preakness as a fan of horse racing when she got a chance to meet one of the trumpeters whose “call to post” tune marks the start of each race. That started an ongoing connection with the second and third jewels of the Triple Crown.
Fractious and temperamental, Count Fleet won the Triple Crown in 1943, the sixth horse to do so. He breezed in every race, winning the Kentucky Derby by three lengths, the Preakness (one week later) by eight and the Belmont Stakes by 25.
Man o’ War, often considered the greatest racehorse of all time, grew up in Maryland, grazing on Eastern Shore grass and galloping on the tracks at Glen Riddle Farm near Ocean City. In his Hall of Fame career, he would win 20 of 21 races, including 1920's Preakness and Belmont Stakes.