Back in mid-May, when I was spending a few days in Baltimore helping out with The Sun's coverage of the run-up to the Preakness, I completely overlooked another horse-related story with a strong Harford County connection.
Patricia Artimovich, a Columbia breast cancer survivor, founded the Ride for Life dressage competition with the Potomac Valley Dressage Association to raise money for the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. The fundraiser celebrated its 10th anniversary June 22-23.
The operators of Country Life Farm on Route 1 could have a number of new neighbors across the highway, if Harford County officials approve a plan to build a 258-unit apartment complex on a portion of the historic Mt. Soma Farm.
A crowd of 117,203, the fourth largest in Preakness history, was on hand to see long-shot Oxbow's shocking win and heavy-favorite Orb's disappointing run. And the total handle for the day was a healthy $81,940,233, sixth largest in history.
In the days leading up to Saturday's 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, favorite Orb's trainer, Shug McGaughey, said on a few occasions he felt his colt had yet to run his best race. After the gate opened at Pimlico and sent off the nine Preakness starters, the Kentucky Derby champion appeared to be well positioned in the middle of the pack on the back stretch. But Orb, the 3-5 favorite, and seven of the others in the field had to watch the rear end of Oxbow for the entire one and
Sunday morning D. Wayne Lukas appeared at his barn a bit later than planned but still less than 12 hours after his horse fended off a listless field in an unexpectedly languorous middle leg of the Triple Crown.
If they are going to continue to be successful, if they are going to hang around toward the top of the American League East standings all year, the Orioles have to buck this recent trend of short, uneven starts from their rotation.
With nearly every eye at Pimlico fixated on either the uncatchable leader, Oxbow, or the Kentucky Derby winner and heavy betting favorite, Orb, Itsmyluckyday cruised under the radar to earn a little bit of redemption in Saturday's Preakness.
A group of friends and family from Elkridge prepared for the Preakness as they have every year for decades. They packed tubs of Rice Krispies treats, shrimp salad, macaroni salad, cashews, soft drinks and a giant bag of Utz chips into their cars and headed to Pimlico Race Course.
No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course and waited out a mid-afternoon downpour to see Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to win the 138th Preakness Stakes on Saturday.
Kiss rocker Gene Simmons and actress/model wife Shannon Tweed caused quite a stir at Preakness 2013 when the two stopped by the Christine A. Moore Millinery tent in the corporate village of Pimlico Race Track.
Port of Baltimore officials used the Saturday observance of National Maritime Day to throw open a pier at the Canton Marine terminal and invite 28 waterfront businesses and agencies to hold a career day.