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  • Going to the barns on the day after Derby brings up one question: what if?

    Going to the barns on the day after Derby brings up one question: what if?
    What’s left after all the bourbon is poured and money bet, after the hats are soaked through with the sweat of those elated by a validated hunch or devastated by  a sure thing who wouldn’t go, after tension built over years and years is...
  • Motion, Matz and the calm (or chaos) before the Preakness storm

    Motion, Matz and the calm (or chaos) before the Preakness storm
    A steady, cool wind swept across the track at the Fair Hill Training Center Friday as two trainers prepared colts to run in next Saturday’s 137th Preakness. Went the Day Well, the fourth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby trained by Graham...
  • Preakness entrant Went the Day Well another one of Graham Motion's success stories

    Preakness entrant Went the Day Well another one of Graham Motion's success stories
    His day-to-day work has not changed. The routine for Graham Motion is no different now than it was in the early 1990s, when he first became a thoroughbred trainer. "We send them out there, see how they are doing, take what we can from what we see and...
  • Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders

    Maryland horse racing has trouble holding its top riders
    In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California. Since the late 1980s,...
  • Maryland business helps top jockeys see their way clear

    Maryland business helps top jockeys see their way clear
    Not a lot has changed in the jockey goggle business since 1947, when Israel Kroop first stitched trim around a molded sheet of plastic, added two brass vents from a mattress, and attached a strip of elastic. Kroop's design — a made-in-Maryland...
  • What they're saying about I'll Have Another's scratch at Belmont

    What they're saying about I'll Have Another's scratch at Belmont
    You heard some derivative of the phrase over and over yesterday: "I've been around horse racing a long time, and I've never seen something like this." Or: "In all my years covering sports, I haven't had many days like this." And, so, here are some...
  • O.C. party leaders analyze Assembly race

    IRVINE — The head of the Orange County Democratic Party said 74th Assembly District Republicans missed an opportunity in the June 5 primary by not voting for Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle. According to Frank Barbaro, the moderate...
  • Raiders fall to Packers

    The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. JACKSON, RAIDERS STUMBLE AGAIN The Oakland Raiders, coached by former Glendale Community College quarterback Hue Jackson, appeared to have things under control in the American Football...
  • Five years later: Barbaro's death remembered

    Alex Brown knows just where he was in 1977, when he learned of Elvis' demise. And in 1997, when he heard that Princess Diana had died. And on Jan. 29, 2007 — five years ago today — when he got the news that, after a game fight for life, a...
  • Preakness Stakes 2012: We're 60 days out

    Preakness Stakes 2012: We're 60 days out
    On those recent warm days, was there anyone in Baltimore who didn't think ahead to an afternoon in the infield at Pimlico? We're just 60 days from the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes. Over at the Sun's Preakness page, you can catch up on all the...
  • Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run

    Take Charge Indy pulls upset at Florida Derby; Union Rags finds no room to run
    We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun. A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...