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By James M. Merritt | May 17, 1991
IN ALL MY YEARS of attending the races, the best handicapper I ever knew was Capt. Frank Case, a former ship master, who had come ashore to open a nautical instrument shop on South Gay Street, then Baltimore's principal maritime thoroughfare.The captain always maintained that, next to the Chesapeake blue crab, the Preakness was the best thing Baltimore had going for it. In his opinion it was the greatest horse race in the country, one for which the Kentucky Derby was merely a proving ground for 3-year-olds to establish their right to compete in the Preakness.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | May 17, 2009
As he watched the Preakness on Saturday, Joe Kelly summoned the racing spirits that move on both four legs and two. Whirlaway, Citation and Secretariat. Arcaro, Hartack and Shoemaker. Horses with hurricane strength. Riders who harnessed their power. At 91, Kelly has seen them all at Pimlico Race Course. "The ghosts are everywhere," he said. One of them, he fears, might soon be the track itself. The fate of both Pimlico and Laurel Park is in question because their owner, Magna Entertainment Corp.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | May 12, 1992
The morning of May 20, 1972, broke under dark, foreboding skies in Baltimore. A light mist fell, adding to a quagmire that had built up at Pimlico Race Course from a heavy, overnight rain.In the solitude of a Pimlico barn, jockey Eldon Nelson spoke with trainer Del Carroll and the handlers of Bee Bee Bee about the possibility of pulling out of the Preakness later that day.Nelson argued emphatically against scratching."We exercised him in the morning and the trainer wanted to know whether I thought we should run," Nelson said recently.
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May 20, 2007
1873 Survivor 1874 Culpepper 1875 Tom Ochiltree 1876 Shirley 1877 Cloverbrook 1878 Duke of Magenta 1879 Harold 1880 Grenada 1881 Saunterer 1882 Vanguard 1883 Jacobus 1884 Knight of Ellerslie 1885 Tecumseh 1886 The Bard 1887 Dunboyne 1888 Refund 1889 Buddhist 1890 Montague 1891-93 No races 1894 Assignee 1895 Belmar 1896 Margrave 1897 Paul Kauvar 1898 Sly Fox 1899 Half Time 1900 Hindus 1901 The Parader 1902 Old England 1903 Flocarline...
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May 19, 1991
Fastest times recorded by winners over the 1 3/16-mile course of the Preakness:Horse... ... ... ... ... ... Year... ... ... ... TimeTank's Prospect... ... ... ..1985... ... ... 1:53 2/5Summer Squall... ... ... ... 1990... ... ... 1:53 3/5Gate Dancer... ... ... ... . 1984... ... ... 1:53 3/5Sunday Silence... ... ... ...1989... ... ... 1:53 4/5Canonero II... ... ... ... . 1971... ... ... ... 1:54Hansel... ... ... ... ... .. 1991... ... ... ... 1:54Codex... ... ... ... ... ... 1980... ... ... 1:54 1/5Spectacular Bid..
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May 16, 1992
1900: Hindus1901: The Parader1902: Old England1903: Florcarline1904: Bryn Mawr1905: Cairngorm1906: Whimsical1907: Don Enrique1908: Royal Tourist1909: Effendi1910: Lay Master1911: Watervale1912: Colonel Holloway1913: Buskin1914: Holiday1915: Rhine Maiden1916: Damrosch1917: Kalitan1918: War Cloud and Jack Hare Jr.1919: Sir Barton1920: Man o'War1921: Broomspun1922: Pillory1923: Virgil1924: Nellie Morse1925: Coventry1926: Display1927: Bostonian1928: Victorian1929: Dr....
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May 2, 1998
TodayMister Business, winner of the Miracle Wood Stakes over Laurel's main track, makes his debut on the turf course in the 33rd running of the $75,000 Woodlawn Stakes.Pimlico has scheduled an early opener for its first race -- gates open at 10: 15 a.m. -- so patrons can catch the 2,000 Guineas from Newmarket, England. They can stay to watch the Kentucky Derby simulcast and the Woodlawn live. Post time for the first race is 12: 30 p.m.Past winners of the Woodlawn have used it as a stepping stone to the Preakness.
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May 17, 1997
1873 Survivor1874 Culpepper1875 Tom Ochiltree1876 Shirley1877 Cloverbrook1878 Duke of Magenta1879 Harold1880 Grenada1881 Saunterer1882 Vanguard1883 Jacobus1884 Knight of Ellerslie1885 Tecumseh1886 The Bard1887 Dubine1888 Refund1889 Buddhist1890 Montague1891-93 No races1894 Assignee1895 Belmar1896 Margrave1897 Paul Kauver1898 Sly Fox1899 Half Time1900 Hindus1901 The Parader1902 Old England1903 Flocarline1904 Bryn Mawr1905 Cairngorm1906 Whimsical1907 Don...
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,mike.klingaman@baltsun.com | May 17, 2009
As he watched the Preakness on Saturday, Joe Kelly summoned the racing spirits that move on both four legs and two. Whirlaway, Citation and Secretariat. Arcaro, Hartack and Shoemaker. Horses with hurricane strength. Riders who harnessed their power. At 91, Kelly has seen them all at Pimlico Race Course. "The ghosts are everywhere," he said. One of them, he fears, might soon be the track itself. The fate of both Pimlico and Laurel Park is in question because their owner, Magna Entertainment Corp.
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May 19, 2007
1873 Survivor 1874 Culpepper 1875 Tom Ochiltree 1876 Shirley 1877 Cloverbrook 1878 Duke of Magenta 1879 Harold 1880 Grenada 1881 Saunterer 1882 Vanguard 1883 Jacobus 1884 Knight of Ellerslie 1885 Tecumseh 1886 The Bard 1887 Dunboyne 1888 Refund 1889 Buddhist 1890 Montague 1891-93 No races 1894 Assignee 1895 Belmar 1896 Margrave 1897 Paul Kauvar 1898 Sly Fox 1899 Half Time 1900 Hindus 1901 The Parader 1902 Old England 1903 Flocarline 1904 Bryn Mawr 1905...
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May 22, 2005
1873: Survivor 1874: Culpepper 1875: Tom Ochiltree 1876: Shirley 1877: Cloverbrook 1878: Duke of Magenta 1879: Harold 1880: Grenada 1881: Saunterer 1882: Vanguard 1883: Jacobus 1884: Knight of Ellerslie 1885: Tecumseh 1886: The Bard 1887: Dunboyne 1888: Refund 1889: Buddhist 1890: Montague 1891-93: No races 1894: Assignee 1895: Belmar 1896: Margrave 1897: Paul Kauvar 1898: Sly Fox 1899: Half Time 1900: Hindus 1901: The Parader ...
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