| May 18, 2013
| 5:16 PM
John Velazquez's run of misfortune began when he broke a rib and his right wrist during a tumble at Aqueduct Racetrack in April.
When the 41-year-old jockey returned for the Kentucky Derby, it was not aboard the victorious Orb — the horse he had...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:17 PM
Race 1: Jockey Joel Rosario rode Aussi Austin to victory in the first of 13 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Bake Shop took second and Pretension finished third in the 1 1/16-mile dirt race. The winner finished in 1:45.23.
Bake Shop and...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:05 PM
BALTIMORE -- Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
| May 19, 2013
| 10:50 AM
D. Wayne Lukas may seem to the public an unlikely candidate to be one of the most hands-on trainers working in horse racing today. He shows up on television — like Saturday, when his horse Oxbow cruised to a win in the 138th Preakness —...
| Dec 29, 2012
Ex-Oriole Gonzalez signs with Brewers
The Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year deal with former Orioles left-handed reliever Michael Gonzalez, according to a Fox Sports report Friday. Gonzalez, 34, flourished last season with the...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:50 PM
A few low, indecipherable noises escaped from the table where Shug McGaughey, trainer of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, sat during the post-position draw Wednesday.
The horse had drawn the dreaded No. 1 gate, meaning eight horses will be closing...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The top local entrant for Friday's 89th running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico took one wrong step on Thursday and had to be scratched.
Walkwithapurpose, a Maryland-bred owned by Sagamore Farm in Glyndon, was expected to be one of the top...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Over at the Frontrunner at Santa Anita Park, we were all rooting for Goldencents. His jockey, Kevin Krigger, and trainer, Doug O'Neill, are local favorites.
It was raining at Churchill Downs. We could see the rain on the big screen. The track was muddy....
| May 1, 2013
| 5:03 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Derby favorite Orb comes from one of the country’s oldest racing families, with ties to the greatest horses of the era.
The second choice, Verrazano, is a product of Todd Pletcher’s new-school empire; he’s...
| May 3, 2013
| 3:51 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mine That Bird spent the week tucked away in the Kentucky Derby Museum, not far from the track at Churchill Downs and the throngs wondering who will win the 139th run for the roses.
The 2009 Derby winner seems to enjoy when...
| May 4, 2013
| 3:49 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, coming from far back in the pack and giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic.
When the field turned for home on the cool,...