• Here are 5 things to know about the Preakness

    DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — If trainer Art Sherman coughed, no one would care. When his horse coughs, that’s news. Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome coughed after training Thursday, leaving open the possibility the horse wouldn’t be in top shape for Saturday’s Preakness. Sherman’s veterinarian discovered that the colt had a small…

  • Maker down to one shot in the Preakness

    MIKE FARRELL Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Trainer Mike Maker saddled three horses in the Kentucky Derby. He’s down to one shot in the Preakness on Saturday. General a Rod, who ran 11th in a traffic-plagued trip, returns to challenge Derby winner California Chrome in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. In the Derby,…

  • Napravnik seeks warm homecoming in Preakness

    DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Rosie Napravnik’s roots in Maryland run so deep, many get the impression the highly successful jockey was born there. “I grew up in New Jersey,” Napravnik said this week, “but as far as the racing world goes, I am from Maryland.” Napravnik left home as a 16-year-old…

  • Preakness predictions in race for the Triple Crown

    Just up I-95 in Baltimore, the second leg of the race for the
    Triple Crown gets underway Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Ring Weekend focuses on Preakness after gelding

    MIKE FARRELL Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Ring Weekend will try to become the eighth gelding to win the Preakness, and the first since Funny Cide in 2003. The middle jewel of the Triple Crown has not always welcomed geldings. Bowing to pressure from breeders interested only in developing mares and stallions, the Preakness banned…

  • Preakness: another outside post for Ride on Curlin

    MIKE FARRELL Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Triple Crown post position draws haven’t been kind to Ride on Curlin. He landed post 18 in the 19-horse Kentucky Derby. The colt dropped way off the pace, hit traffic trouble turning for home before passing 10 horses in the stretch to finish seventh. Luck didn’t favor him…

  • Filly Ria Antonia long shot in Preakness

    DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Maybe it’s because she’s a girl among boys. Perhaps it’s because the horse hasn’t won in 10 months, or ever attempted a race this long. Whatever the reason, Ria Antonia is the long shot in the 10-horse Preakness field, a whopping 30-1 underdog behind 3-5 favorite California…

  • Breaking down the odds as Triple Crown season kicks off

    April showers bring May flowers. And May? May brings the start of the Triple Crown season — horse racing\’s premier series of the entire year.

  • Security tightened for Preakness

    For the first time ever, security will be roaming the grounds of Pimlico with metal detectors. But that\’s not the only security change for the thoroughbred horse race.

  • Get ready to shuck and slurp Maryland’s ‘Skinny Dipper’

    If the words \”shucking\” and \”slurping\” make your mouth water, get ready for the debut of a new oyster raised in Maryland.

  • Shifting focus at Preakness from drinking to racing

    It\’s long been known as the booziest leg of horse racing\’s Triple Crown series.

  • Derby runner-up Bodemeister heading to Preakness

    Bodemeister is headed to the Preakness to challenge I\’ll Have Another after their memorable finish in the Kentucky Derby.

  • After failed experiment, Preakness doubles down on party atmosphere

    The 2012 Preakness will feature Grammy Award-winning artists, all-you-can-drink beer and a \”party manimal\” with a unicorn-man sidekick.