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  • 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?...
  • Tale of Verve a Preakness possibility

    Tale of Verve a Preakness possibility
    Trainer Dallas Stewart and owner Charles Fipke's decision on Tale of Verve's status for the 140th Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course likely will rest on their analysis of last Saturday's Kentucky Derby. "I talked with the owner last night,"...
  • 'Pharoah,' Dortmund, Firing Line look good in workouts for Preakness

    'Pharoah,' Dortmund, Firing Line look good in workouts for Preakness
    American Pharoah looked fresh after his first jog since winning the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert plans to keep his preparations for the Preakness just as light. The top three Derby finishers all jogged lightly Thursday as dawn broke on a...
  • Dortmund comfortable, American Pharoah 'floats over the track' during first workouts at Pimlico

    A group of Preakness contenders who arrived Wednesday from Kentucky got their first experience on the Pimlico Race Course track Thursday morning. Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah and Dortmund, who finished third, said both...
  • Preakness notebook: Lukas facilitated sale of Mr. Z to enter him in Preakness

    Preakness notebook: Lukas facilitated sale of Mr. Z to enter him in Preakness
    One of the greatest trainers in Preakness history, six-time winner D. Wayne Lukas, created a bit of intrigue Wednesday by unexpectedly entering Mr. Z in Saturday's race. Mr. Z's owner, Ahmed Zayat, had said he did not want to bring the horse back on two...
  • Derby winner American Pharoah draws rail, is 4-5 favorite in 2015 Preakness

    Derby winner American Pharoah draws rail, is 4-5 favorite in 2015 Preakness
    It was the reigning king who finally lifted the curtain on a late-developing Preakness week. American Pharoah could not have grasped the recent turmoil in this city or the hopes so many horse racing lovers have attached to him because of his brilliant...
  • Preakness contenders work out at Pimlico for first time Thursday

    A group of Preakness contenders who arrived Wednesday afternoon from Kentucky got their first experience on the Pimlico Race Course track Thursday morning. Bob Baffert, trainer for Derby winner American Pharoah and Dortmund, who finished third, said...
  • Bob Baffert looks to overcome unlucky post positions of American Pharoah, Dortmund

    Bob Baffert looks to overcome unlucky post positions of American Pharoah, Dortmund
    It had to be one of those what-are-the-odds moments for trainer Bob Baffert, and we're not talking about the fact that Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah was set as a 4-5 morning line favorite for the 140th running of the Preakness on Saturday at...
  • Danzig Moon, Mr. Z. both sired by Malibu Moon, with Harford County ties

    Danzig Moon, Mr. Z. both sired by Malibu Moon, with Harford County ties
    Without the benefit of technology, it would be a full-time job for Mike Pons to keep track of all the foals by Malibu Moon. His Country Life Farm now owns only a quarter of the prodigious stallion, and it's been nearly a dozen years since he stood at...
  • Derby winner American Pharoah has dreaded rail for Preakness

    Bob Baffert can only hope the finish of the Preakness Stakes turns out better than the post-position draw. The trainer watched in disbelief Wednesday as his Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah drew the dreaded No. 1 post position for Saturday's second...
  • Firing Line seeks to end runner-up stigma in Preakness

    His horse has amassed nearly $1 million in earnings over six races, so owner Arnold Zetcher found no need to lament Firing Line's reputation for finishing second in big events. "He's an unbelievable horse," Zetcher said. "If you take all of his seconds...