| May 18, 2013
| 5:36 PM
No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday and waited out a midafternoon downpour to watch Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to capture the...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Race 1: Jockey Joel Rosario rode Aussi Austin to victory in the first of 13 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Bake Shop took second and Pretension finished third in the 1 1/16-mile dirt race. The winner finished in 1:45.23.
Bake Shop and...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:50 PM
A few low, indecipherable noises escaped from the table where Shug McGaughey, trainer of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, sat during the post-position draw Wednesday.
The horse had drawn the dreaded No. 1 gate, meaning eight horses will be closing...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:03 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby favorite Orb comes from one of the country’s oldest racing families, with ties to the greatest horses of the era.
The second choice, Verrazano, is a product of Todd Pletcher’s new-school empire; he’s...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Last year's chase for the Triple Crown ended when trainer Doug O'Neill stepped to a microphone stand in a patch of fenced-in grass next to a barn near the Belmont Park track.
Brushing back tears, he announced that a tendon injury would prevent I'll Have...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 1:18 PM
CBS '60 Minutes' will feature a report Sunday night on Rosie Napravnik, the 25-year-old jockey who will be the only female riding in the Kentucky Derby.
But there's a backstage story to the report that features another 25-year-old woman, Michelle...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:49 PM
Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Some years, Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind has to turn horses away from the Preakness. He and other members of the staff may look through the credentials of 20 horses, calculating their earnings -- the Preakness uses a fairly...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the even-money favorite for the Preakness, so the biggest topics leading up to the weekend have, obviously, been about his chances and how to beat him on Saturday.
“The jockey was just here," Mylute jockey Rosie...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Childs Walker took a look at the mysterious process used to pick the location of the Major League All-Star Game for Tuesday's paper.
It's clear why the Orioles -- and those working in tourism and sports marketing in the city -- covet the chance to...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:52 PM
After her two previous mounts pulled out of the Belmont Stakes, jockey Rosie Napravnik will ride trainer Todd Pletcher's filly Unlimited Budget in attempt to make history Saturday.
A win would make Napravnik the second woman to win a Triple Crown race,...