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  • Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather

    Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather
    Wednesday's live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled because of "extreme weather conditions" in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.  Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting, though. “It is better to wait and...
  • State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014

    State keeps horse racing schedule at 146 days in 2014
    Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course will have 146 days of racing in 2014, including the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, on May 17. It’s the same number that has been scheduled the last four years. The Maryland Racing...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Jeannine Edwards on covering the Preakness for ESPN

    Jeannine Edwards on covering the Preakness for ESPN
    ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards started her TV career as an in-track host at Pimlico and Laurel in the early 1990s. “It allowed me to learn television, because I came from a background of  training horses and had no TV experience,” she says....
  • Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true

    Story of Woodlawn Vase has many twists — and some are even true
    Gunfire. Skullduggery. Bones in the attic. The story behind the story of the Preakness trophy reads like a great Southern novel. The Woodlawn Vase has its roots in pre-Civil War Kentucky. It was even buried there to keep it from falling into the wrong...
  • It takes a team of artisans to make the trophies Preakness winners take home

    It takes a team of artisans to make the trophies Preakness winners take home
    No one gets to take the Woodlawn Vase home anymore. Jeanne Murray Vanderbilt made sure of that in 1953 after her husband's horse, Native Dancer, won the Preakness by a neck. She was not going to be responsible for the three-foot-tall, 30 pound solid...
  • Kegasus says Preakness worship is not to blame for 'The Rapture'

    Kegasus says Preakness worship is not to blame for 'The Rapture'
    Great news, everyone. I tracked down Kegasus in his “man stall,” and after he made all the reporters on hand close their eyes and throw darts at a dartboard, he finally answered all the softball questions they had to throw at him. But here...
  • Preakness leaving Pimlico? Not likely

    Preakness leaving Pimlico? Not likely
    It may not be an entirely empty threat, but the specter of moving vans hauling the Preakness away is running on fumes. Not because Maryland's racing industry has found a mattress full of cash or because the public en masse has developed the urge to go to...
  • Preakness infield party still raucous, but tamer than years past

    Preakness infield party still raucous, but tamer than years past
    There were still drunken 20-somethings. Still crowds making a ruckus. And people throwing up after one too many beers. But this year — unlike at recent Preakness Stakes when infield crowds gained a reputation for debauchery and rowdy stunts like...
  • Dramatic win caps off well-attended Preakness

    Dramatic win caps off well-attended Preakness
    The largest crowd in Preakness Stakes history watched the thrilling victory of a horse that's now on a Triple Crown hunt, jammed to pop band Maroon 5 and basked under a Saturday sky whose only clouds were the wispy letters of an advertisement sprayed from...
  • I'll Have Another trainer tells governor horse is 'gonna win' Preakness Stakes

    I'll Have Another trainer tells governor horse is 'gonna win' Preakness Stakes
    Gov. Martin O'Malley scored the behind-the-scene tour most Preakness fans wish for: an up-close look at the 11 horses in the Stakes Stables. Tom Chuckas, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, walked the governor around the barns, packed high with hay...