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  • Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown

    Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown
    Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks. Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three...
  • April 2014 narrowly misses rainfall record in Baltimore

    April 2014 narrowly misses rainfall record in Baltimore
    The past few days' deluge brought April 2014 within a 10th of an inch of setting a record for "April showers" in Baltimore. The rainfall tally reached 8.6 inches at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, just shy of a record of 8....
  • Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes

    Daunting Triple Crown history follows California Chrome to Belmont Stakes
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome has just three weeks and 1 1/2 miles of racing in the June 7 Belmont Stakes ahead of him in his bid to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, a task that has proved impossible in the new era...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness

    California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness
    California Chrome continued his charmed existence on the road to the Triple Crown of horse racing Wednesday by drawing a favorable No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The race, 1 3/16 miles run at venerable Pimlico track for a $1.5-...
  • Outside Pimlico, trying to rustle up a buck or two

    Outside Pimlico, trying to rustle up a buck or two
    As crowds poured into Pimlico on Saturday afternoon, a dedicated crew of entrepreneurs set up outside the track, hoping to lure customers with deals on parking or tickets. Peanuts, barbecue and even jewelry were on sale, along with the "ice cold"...
  • Coffee Companion (5/15): Preakness posts distract from Orioles skid

    Coffee Companion (5/15): Preakness posts distract from Orioles skid
    I woke up super early to try to get out to Pimlico, decided against it because it was crummy out, then fell back asleep for a little too long. So this is more like a Brunch Buddy than a Coffee Companion. But every other weekday morning, we compile the...
  • California Chrome wins Preakness; one victory from Triple Crown

    California Chrome wins Preakness; one victory from Triple Crown
    Could this finally be the year? And could this wannabe savior of horse racing be the unlikeliest of prospects, having been bred in California and stabled at a quarter horse track? In three weeks we’ll know if California Chrome will be the...
  • Preakness Stakes 2014: Expert advice for first-time gamblers

    Preakness Stakes 2014: Expert advice for first-time gamblers
    Longshots, exotics, exacta boxes? For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing and handicapping terminology can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, learning the ins and outs of horse...
  • History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training

    History in Rice's grasp after a lifetime of training
    Linda Rice had tried college, lasting a couple of years at Penn State while realizing that studying bloodlines, speed ratings and past performance charts for horses interested her far more than what she was studying in computer science classes. "I...
  • Rain lightens crowds, fields at Black-Eyed Susan Day

    Friday morning's torrential rain gave fans and handicappers at Pimlico's Black-Eyed Susan Day a much different race card than they had planned for. But by the time the showpiece Black-Eyed Susan Stakes ran under a clear blue sky Friday afternoon and the...
  • Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness

    Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness
    For the longest time, Graham Motion couldn't figure out what he had in Ring Weekend. The horse was talented, for sure. A son of Tapit, the nation's leading sire, he quickly adapted to his workouts as a 2-year-old. But he could be difficult to handle. He...