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  • Eyes on Preakness: Things to watch when race gets underway

    Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes. Post time for the second leg of the Triple Crown is 6:18 p.m. Here are some things to watch (on NBC) — and ponder — as Kentucky Derby winner...
  • Preakness starters' names evolve from an involved process

    Coming up with a clever name for a thoroughbred can be a challenge — and not just creatively. While parents simply put their choice of names for their child on a birth certificate and are done, registering a thoroughbred foal is not so easy....
  • 5 things to watch for at the Preakness

    5 things to watch for at the Preakness
    BALTIMORE — Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes. Post time for the second leg of the Triple Crown is 6:18 p.m. Here are some things to watch (on NBC) — and ponder — as Kentucky...
  • History probably won't be made, but money can be

    History probably won't be made, but money can be
    It's certainly easy to imagine American Pharoah sprinting home at the Preakness the way he did at the Kentucky Derby and keeping hope alive for horse racing's first Triple Crown in what seems like forever. No one can dispute the quality and winning...
  • How the Preakness Stakes shapes up

    How the Preakness Stakes shapes up
    First thing to remember, there is really no such thing as a Preakness party. Yes, there is the hat thing, but only at Pimlico, the track in Baltimore that plays host to the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown. No place else. National interest?...
  • Barbaro's owners have a Preakness entry in Divining Rod

    Barbaro's owners have a Preakness entry in Divining Rod
    The owners of Barbaro plan to run a horse in the Preakness on May 16 at Pimlico Race Course. Gretchen and Roy Jackson's Lael Stables is set to enter Lexington Stakes winner Divining Rod in the race, nine years after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro broke...
  • Jacksons remember Barbaro as Divining Rod prepares for Preakness

    Jacksons remember Barbaro as Divining Rod prepares for Preakness
    On May 19, 2007, more than a year after the legend of Barbaro was born at Churchill Downs, and less than four months after the horse was put down in an animal hospital, Roy and Gretchen Jackson came to Pimlico Race Course. They had driven from their...
  • Top contenders Firing Line, Dortmund present stiff challenge to Derby champ American Pharoah

    Top contenders Firing Line, Dortmund present stiff challenge to Derby champ American Pharoah
    This one is all about the supporting characters. American Pharoah is a brilliant horse, admired by all the wisest observers in the racing game. But the Kentucky Derby champion is always a sensation during Preakness week. What sets this year apart is the...
  • Can Derby winner American Pharoah become next American idol?

    From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert's barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he's a champion in the making. So what if part of his tail is missing and he has cotton stuffed in his ears before races?...
  • Even after Triple Crown run, Art Sherman still definitely in the game

     Even after Triple Crown run, Art Sherman still definitely in the game
    Celebrity in horse racing has the shelf life of a passing meteor. Thursday afternoon, Art Sherman's once streaking star was obscured in the overcast surrounding a Southern California freeway. "Heading to Santa Anita," Sherman said, via Bluetooth....
  • Community: All bets are on Derby luncheon

    Community: All bets are on Derby luncheon
    Members of the La Crescenta Woman’s Club took win, place and fashion show when they honored the Kentucky Derby at their annual luncheon in mid-April. The stage and tables were decorated with the horse-racing theme “Derby Days,” and many...