Saturday, May 18, 2013
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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Friday, May 17, 2013
See where your pick to win the 138th running of Preakness Stakes will start the race on Saturday.
Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, will start his run for a Preakness Stakes victory from the number one postposition. The number one position means the horse will be the closest to the inside rail when the race begins, and the Preakness hasn’t had a winner from that position since Tabasco Cat in 1994. But Orb was still the odds on favorite to win the marquee race at Old Hill Top on Saturday. "I’m not sure that I would have picked the ‘1’ out of there. If it had come out the ‘1’ in the Derby, you’d almost have felt like you needed to go home, but I don’t feel that way here," Shug McGauhney, Orb’s trainer, said in a news release.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Kentucky Derby winner will start on the rail in Saturday's nine-horse field at Pimlico.
Orb will have the shortest track to run if he has aims of winning the second leg of the Triple Crown Saturday at Pimlico. The Kentucky Derby winner drew the inside post position Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, slated for Saturday evening at Old Hilltop. Orb is an even-money favorite heading into the 138th Preakness Stakes. Here's the field: In Kentucky earlier this month, Orb defeated a field twice the size of the one he'll have bearing down on him out of the gate on Saturday. Trainer Shug McGaughey told reporters Wednesday, “I’m not sure that I would have picked the ‘1’ out of there. If it had come out the ‘1’ in the Derby, you’d almost have felt like you needed to go home, but I don’t feel that way here." Mylute, which finished fifth…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 138th running of the Baltimore tradition will be held this Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here's what you need to know. When is it? The Triple Crown race will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico. NBC (WRC, WBAL) and Horse Racing Radio Network (WSPZ-AM in Washington is the only area affiliate) will have the call, which will also be streaming on the radio network's website. The first post on the day is at 10:45 a.m. Tickets? They are still available. Infield tickets are $60. Admission to the grandstand starts at $25, with box seats starting at $110. Tickets for the infield Mug Club, which include unlimited beer, are sold out. Weather? It's forecast to be partly sunny in Baltimore Saturday, with a high of 78. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Kentucky Derby winner will arrive days ahead of the second race in the Triple Crown.
Call it a homecoming. Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, will arrive at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday, for the Preakness Stakes the following weekend, the Maryland Jockey Club announced earlier this month. Orb is owned by northern Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney. Trainer Shug McGauhey confirmed the plans with jockey club President Tom Chuckas and race officials in a phone call on earlier this month, according to the release. The horse is McGauhey's third to run in the Preakness, and first since 1989. "I’m looking forward to getting this process going again and running in the Preakness," McGaughey said in the release. Possible competitors for Orb at the Preakness could include Kentucky Derby racers Mylute, Oxbow, Will Take Charge, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Monday, May 6, 2013
Western's girls team and Poly's boys team are top seeds in the state playoffs, which open this week.
Varsity teams from Western and Polytechnic high schools are in the mix for this year's state lacrosse playoffs Western, the second-seed in the 4A-3A South girls bracket, earned a bye and will host the winner of Perry Hall's Wednesday match against Glen Burnie on Friday. Poly's top-seeded boys team earned a bye and will face the winner of Kenwood's Wednesday match against Catonsville at home on Friday. Poly's eighth-seeded girls team hosts Kenwood in their first round match on Wednesday, then the winner will travel to top-seeded Catonsville. Check out the full 4A-3A girls and boys brackets. Do you have photos of this year's teams? Share them by clicking "Upload Photos and Videos" on this page. Also, if you want to get your voice heard on …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Orb won the first leg of the Triple Crown Saturday, making up major ground in the home stretch to win the Kentucky Derby.
Orb, a thoroughbred with Maryland ties, won the Kentucky Derby Saturday, setting up a potential homecoming story later this month at the Preakness. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Orb began well back in the 20-horse field, before closing very strong in the home stretch. "I was really far back," Rosario told NBC. "I said hopefully he can go faster than that. I was saying maybe I was too far back, but it was so easy." See video of the race on NBCSports.com. The horse is owned by northern Baltimore County resident Stuart S. Janney, an executive with a New York-based financial firm, according to The Sun. Orb's father, Malibu Moon, is owned by Bel Air's Pons family of Country Life Farm, The Sun reported last month. The winning time was 2:02.89, as Orb…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Maryland Jockey Club released its list of items banned from Pimlico Race Course.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced new restrictions on what will be allowed at Pimlico Race Course during the Black Eyed-Susan and Preakness days May 17-18. Spectators will not be allowed to bring in cameras with detachable lenses or lenses longer than six inches in length, no duffle bags or laser pointers. "Each year, we spend considerable time working with federal, state and local law enforcement and public safety agencies to ensure the safety of all our fans, which remains our number one priority. Collectively, we feel these changes will address concerns fans may have following the Boston tragedies," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said in a news release. "We ask that everyone please read carefully our security procedures and…