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Jeff Bonde

At long last, Pino is back in Preakness saddle again

USUALLY on Preakness Day, Maryland-bred jockey Mario Pino rides in the other races before taking a seat and watching the featured race of the day. But after being a spectator the past 21 years, Pino is back in the Preakness aboard Menacing Dennis.

The chance of Menacing Dennis' winning tomorrow is a long shot, about the same as the Orioles winning the World Series this year or the Ravens a Super Bowl in the coming season. But Pino is optimistic, and a lot of local racing officials are just as happy for him.

This is an opportunity for one of Maryland's best jockeys over the past 20 years. He is the consummate pro and gentleman. There is no other way to describe Pino, 40, who...