Saturday, May 18, 2013
Patch brings you some of the week's more unusual headlines from around Maryland.
Naked Shooting Suspect on PCP Climbs Fire Truck (Graphic Video) After he finally came down from the truck, police used a Taser on the man, who is suspected of shooting someone earlier in the day. Burglar Hides in Target until after Closing, Smashes Displays A masked man stole electronics and wheeled them out the back door of the Pikesville store on Reisterstown Road. Student Robbed of Marijuana in Franklin High Bathroom A student told police he was robbed of his marijuana after an uninvolved student witnessed the incident. Man Pleads Guilty to Depraved Heart Murder in Gaithersburg Hit-and-Run Death Police said the Damascus resident ran one man down with his car, targeted another. Report: Quince Orchard Students Won't Lose AP Exam Credit …
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
From A to Z, a wild, fun time at the 138th Preakness Stakes.
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Baltimore is home of Pimlico and the Preakness Stakes.
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The Baltimore tradition means many things to those who attend the race.
Preakness day is a Baltimore tradition, but it means different things to those who attend the race. Jeff Burdick grew up in Saratoga, NY, and now calls Baltimore home, so he’s no stranger to the track. "It’s kind of in my blood," Burdick said. Burdick, adorned in a black hat with horses attached to the brim, reviewed his choices in the upcoming races in relative peace in the infield—something that used to be a rare commodity on Preakness day. "It’s a lot different since they banned coolers," Burdick said. While those around him may have been there more for the concerts than horse racing, Burdick was focused on the time-honored tradition of gambling, and was still considering whether or not he would even bet on the Preakness Stakes. Orb’…
A Towson professor writes about recent scandals plaguing the Obama administration, and a Patient First spokesman shares tips on dealing with stress at work.
Here are a few of the top Local Voices posts this week on Baltimore city and county Patch sites. Do you want to share your thoughts on local politics, sports or anything else that strikes your fancy? Just click Start a Blog under the top stories on our front page. A walk in the park: Joe Stewart writes about a walking tour of Baltimore's Clifton Park. A Quick Early-on Handicapping of Obama Administration Scandals: Watch, but Don’t Bet: Towson professor Richard Vatz writes that controversy surrounding the 2012 attack on the Benghazi consulate, above all, "exist forever and not reflect well on [President Barack Obama] and his presidency." Take Steps Now to Reduce Northeast Overcrowding: County Councilman David Marks writes about school …
Share your Preakness photos on Instagram. Use #Preakness this weekend to share yours!
Preakness is here! We want to see how you're enjoying the festivities surrounding the second leg of the Triple Crown. Here's how you can join in: On Twitter? Follow us at @NorthBmorePatch —and use #Preakness in your posts to let us know what you're up to at Old Hilltop! Note: If you're viewing this article on your mobile device, the gallery will not be visible.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Are you attending Preakness for the race, or the party?
Some people will attend Maryland's biggest thoroghbred race and not see a horse all day long. With all that's going on in the infield, it's not hard to fathom that happening Saturday during the 138th Preakness Stakes. There's games, deals on drinks, a bikini contest, a grafitti wall and concerts throughout the day. Here's a rundown of the performers slated for Saturday: A general admission infield ticket goes for $60 at the gate Saturday. For more info about InfieldFest, visit the Preakness website.
Patch provides key info and live coverage of Preakness Saturday.
Today, the eyes of the sports world turn to Maryland—Pimlico to be exact. The 138th Preakness Stakes highlights Preakness Saturday in Baltimore, as Orb seeks the second leg of the Triple Crown toward the end of a day featuring one of the city's biggest parties of the year: InfieldFest. We have the rundown on events, traffic plans and more. And we'll be updating things as they happen via the live chat included with this post. Want to chime in on the live chat? Post right here, or include the hashtag #Preakness when you're on Twitter today. We'll also pull in photos from Instagram with the #Preakness hashtag in an article to appear on the site Saturday morning. Some key articles you might need to read before Preakness: See all of our …
See what alternatives to driving to Pimlico Race Course are available on Saturday.
The Maryland Transit Administratrion listed on its website the following methods for getting to Pimlico Race Course, and recommended which methods race fans should use if coming from several areas in and around Baltimore City. Local Bus Service to Pimlico Metro Subway Service To Pimlico Light Rail Service To Pimlico Best Transit Options To The Preakness From Towson-Lutherville-Timonium-Hunt Valley-Southern PA Take Light Rail to Cold Spring Lane Stop. Take connecting Shuttle Bus to Pimlico. ($3.50 Day Pass required) From Glen Burnie-BWI Marshall Airport-Linthicum-Severna Park-Annapolis Take Light Rail to Cold Spring Lane Stop. Take connecting Shuttle Bus to Pimlico. ($3.50 Day Pass required) From Downtown Baltimore Take Metro Subway from …