O' By The Way

The Kickoff

May 17, 2007|By BILL ORDINE

There wasn't much drama during the draw for the Preakness at the ESPN Zone at the Inner Harbor late yesterday afternoon. Unless you count Street Sense trainer Carl Nafzger rushing to get there. Wonder if he used the inside lane on I-83.

The Kentucky Derby winner had arrived at Pimlico just about a half-hour before the draw was scheduled to start, and Nafzger made it just in time to see his horse get the No. 8 position.

Nafzger was asked his reaction to watching the video of the Derby - when jockey Calvin Borel eluded traffic along the rail to overcome Hard Spun - and he deadpanned, "We won."

Rockville insurance broker Rhett Butler made it to the final fivesome in the World Series of Golf in Las Vegas when he won his grouping Wednesday. Butler, who pocketed more than $3.2 million when he finished fifth in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker last year, dominated his threesome early, lost the lead on No. 17 and closed out his final opponent on the 20th hole.

bill.ordine@baltsun.com

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