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  • Officials considering changes to Preakness security

    Officials considering changes to Preakness security
    Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...
  • Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th Preakness

    Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th Preakness
    On the third Saturday in May, generations of Baltimoreans marched onto the infield at Pimlico Race Course with their coolers in tow, an image that helped define the Preakness Stakes. No longer. The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled enhanced security...
  • Preakness 2013: Trying to have fun in a dangerous world

    Preakness 2013: Trying to have fun in a dangerous world
    There probably won’t be many complaints about the new carry-in restrictions that the Maryland Jockey Club will institute for this year’s Preakness weekend. The Boston Marathon bombings have put everyone in the big-crowd business on a...
  • Preakness saddle cloths on their way to Pimlico

    Preakness saddle cloths on their way to Pimlico
    — As the draw for Preakness post positions came to an end Wednesday evening, Donna Peiffer's work was just beginning. Into the night she worked, turning a dozen colorful cloths into identification badges that will help millions of racing fans...
  • Preakness 2012 attendance could be among highest ever

    Preakness 2012 attendance could be among highest ever
    Baltimore Police say up to 50,000 people have shown up at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes. The department expects about 112,000 people to come to the event by the time this evening's big race has been run. If the race hits that mark, it would be one...
  • 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...