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  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift of life.
  • Apropos looks to pad resume in Chicago Handicap

    Apropos looks to pad resume in Chicago Handicap
    Winning a graded stakes race puts a horse on a pedestal. That's why Apropos is running in Saturday's Grade III $150,000 Chicago Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse. "She has won a stakes race and now we're trying to get a graded stakes...

    For Preakness Day, Monkton man rounds up the big horses

    On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only...

    Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness

    Napravnik ready for emotional homecoming in Preakness
    When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming. A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who...

    1936 Ventura aerial

    1936 aerial photo of Ventura.