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Prison Inmates Operate Horse Rescue Farm

Maryland is one of eight states with a horse rescue farm operated by prison inmates. The farm gives a second chance to retired race horses. An anonymous gift could open doors for inmates, too.


136th Running of the Preakness Stakes

Shackleford, Animal Kingdom Could Meet Again Soon

Preakness winner Shackleford and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom could meet again in next month’s Belmont Stakes, resuming a newfound rivalry among 3-year-old colts that haven’t gotten much respect this year.



Zito Has 2 Rooting Interests In Preakness

Nick Zito believes his horse Dialed In is the best 3-year-old in the country. He’ll be keeping an eye on a rival
in Saturday’s Preakness, though, and maybe even rooting a bit for Norman Asbjornson.



Wiley-Wagner Beats Cancer, Wins Comeback

Eighteen months after finishing her final chemotherapy treatment, Mary Wiley-Wagner had another reason to



Preakness Update

Four years ago trainer Steve Asmussen won the Preakness with Curlin, a lightly raced colt who developed into a two-time Horse of the Year. Two years ago, he came with another Horse of the Year, Rachel Alexandra, the first filly to win the Preakness since Nellie Morse in 1924. Asmussen will try his hand again Saturday, this time with Astrology. The son of A.P. Indy was co-owned by the late Jess Jackson, who also owned Rachel Alexandra.



Baffert, Zito Ready For Second Shot In Preakness

U.S. Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Nick Zito like their positions heading into the Preakness Stakes.


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Even Without Nehro, Preakness Could Draw 14 Horses

Despite Nehro’s absence, the race is expected to attract the maximum 14 horses — only the third time since 1991 that 14 horses have run in the Preakness.



Preakness Hopefuls Eyeing Weather For Workouts

Trainers for Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro along with other candidates for the Preakness are watching the weather before setting workouts early this week at Churchill Downs.


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22 Horses Entered For Kentucky Derby

A total of 22 horses have been entered for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, two more than the maximum allowed field.


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Md. Jockey Club Needs State Aid To Break Even

The Maryland Jockey Club says it can break even this year, but only if a proposed state loan clears the General Assembly by April 11.


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Riding Instructor’s Son Has Lucky Touch With Horses

In some sports, the greatest athletes become household names: Ray Lewis, Cal Ripken and Johnny Unitas come to mind.