Brigance spoke with The Baltimore Sun about several topics, including his fight with ALS, the Ravens' outlook this season after splitting their first two games and former Ravens running back Ray Rice, whose $35 million contract was terminated Monday with the NFL indefinitely suspending him after a graphic video surfaced of his domestic violence incident.
Baltimore's long and at times fraught efforts to bring gambling to the city finally succeed with the Horseshoe Casino opening on Tuesday. Observers will watch how it does in an increasingly saturated casino marketplace.
This past weekend, the security check-lines for the inaugural Moonrise Festival ¿ which took place on Saturday and Sunday at Pimlico Race Course ¿ looked like a sea of tie-dye, furry boots, baggy pants and T-shirts emblazoned with various DJ logos.
The second and final day of the Moonrise Music Festival, the electronic dance music event that attracted thousands to Pimlico Racecourse over the weekend, appeared to be running smoothly Sunday evening, city officials said.
A well-known anti-drug advocate is calling for Baltimore's Moonrise Festival to be canceled after a series of arrests and overdoses at electric dance music concerts — including two deaths at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia.
Terry West has been in various horse competitions for over 40 years, working as a jockey for 27 years before transitioning into hunter and jumper horse competitions. She is racing at least four horses Sunday in both competitions at Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico Race Course.
As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine Saturday in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, a sizable field was shaping up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner.
With the short-lived nasal strip controversy resolved and wins in two Triple Crown races on his resume, California Chrome left Pimlico Race Course shortly after 6 a.m. on Tuesday for Elmont, N.Y., where his connections plan to run the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby champion in the Belmont Stakes on June 7.
California Chrome's trainer, Art Sherman, raised the rather startling possibility that his horse might not run in the Belmont Stakes because of New York rules barring a nasal adhesive strip the colt has used throughout his six-race winning streak.
Pimlico Race Course, the scene Saturday of the largest crowd in Preakness history, remained a hive of activity on Sunday, with hundreds of workers breaking down tents, cleaning up the infield and hauling away trash by the truckload.
California Chrome was the best 3-year-old thoroughbred in America going into the Kentucky Derby. He was the best at Churchill Downs. And now he's the 2014 Preakness Stakes champion after distancing himself from Saturday's 10-horse field.