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  • 2014 Preakness purse raised to $1.5M, Maryland Jockey Club announces

    2014 Preakness purse raised to $1.5M, Maryland Jockey Club announces
    The purse for the 2014 Preakness has increased from $1 million to $1.5 million, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. It’s the first increase of the Triple Crown race’s purse since 1998. The second jewel of the Triple Crown will be run...
  • Modified security policies in place for 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 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb

    Preakness 2013 ticket sales up amid excitement over Orb
    Ticket sales for the 138th Preakness Stakes are up nearly 10 percent over last year, with some fans excited that the winner of the Kentucky Derby has a connection to Maryland. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Monday that ticket sales...
  • Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney

    Orb brings home Kentucky Derby win for Janney
    Stuart Janney III slipped into Churchill Downs virtually unnoticed Saturday afternoon, a few hours after landing in Lexington and driving to the track with his wife, two children and son-in-law. The northern Baltimore County resident, who had avoided...
  • Preakness 2013 taps 'Top Chef' contestant to spruce up Pimlico's menus

    Preakness 2013 taps 'Top Chef' contestant to spruce up Pimlico's menus
    Company's coming to Pimlico Race Course. For the throngs expected at Saturday's Preakness, the hospitality team at Pimlico Race Course is bringing in 7,000 pounds of crab meat and 3,000 pounds of aged tenderloin. Did someone remember to get ice? Yes:...
  • As Preakness 2013 arrives, infield shows identity shift from drink-a-thon to music festival

    As Preakness 2013 arrives, infield shows identity shift from drink-a-thon to music festival
    In 2008, Ed DeRosa witnessed the infamy of the Preakness infield — the passed-out partiers, the chucking of full beer cans into crowds and of course, the "Running of the Urinals," where drunken infielders ran down a row of portable toilets. DeRosa,...
  • Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach

    Racetrack handicapper has fresh face, old-school approach
    In the first week of her reporting internship for a horse-racing newspaper, Gabby Gaudet nervously approached one of the most celebrated figures in the sport. "Can you tell me how you first got involved in the game?" she asked Kelly Breen, who trained the...
  • Jockeys call for increased disability insurance

    Jockeys call for increased disability insurance
    Jerry Bailey can look back on a Hall of Fame jockey career that featured 5,892 victories but also the searing memory of 17 fractures, including a broken back, jaw and collarbone, and several busted ribs. Yet Bailey considers himself lucky. He never...
  • Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb

    Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb
    Stuart Janney III, the co-owner of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday morning to watch the colt once again have an easy trip around the track and then go through his morning routine. Janney, the chairman of the...
  • The newest thing in Maryland horse racing: optimism

    The newest thing in Maryland horse racing: optimism
    The Kentucky Derby winner and oddsmakers' favorite for the Preakness Stakes isn't exactly a Maryland horse, but he's close — Orb is partially owned by a Baltimore County businessman, and his sire spent some time in Harford County. Attendance at...
  • Orb is the favorite in our media poll

    Orb is the favorite in our media poll
    Maryland Jockey Club senior vice president for communications Mike Gathagan credentialed more than 1,600 media members for the 138th Preakness. We talked to a few of them to get their take on how Saturday's race might end up. Not surprisingly, they went...