By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 6, 1992
Bill Donovan has chosen a local jockey, Tommy Turner, 26, to ride Dash For Dotty in the Preakness May 16.Not only will Turner have his first Preakness mount, he also will be aboard Diamond Duo, the Donovan-trained 3-year-old filly, in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes May 15."I figured, why not go with the local boy?" Donovan said. "When I told him yesterday morning, he was on Cloud 9. Tommy has been riding for me and doing good, so why change?"Donovan had hired nationally known jockeys such as Craig Perret and Eddie Delahoussaye to ride Dash For Dotty in his past few starts.
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 11, 1992
LAUREL -- "Should I zig, or should I zag?"That is how Bill Donovan sums up the next few weeks, when he will be mapping out a stakes campaign for Dash For Dotty, a 3-year-old gelding.The Richmond, Va.-born horseman trains the Triple Crown prospect for the family of well-known Baltimore businessman Henry Rosenberg.Should they go for the Kentucky Derby on May 2 or avoid it?The horse returns to Baltimore today after a four-month campaign in Florida, where the Calumet Farm-bred horse won three races in seven starts and placed in two stakes.
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | March 26, 1992
Dash for Dotty, the unheralded -- and perhaps only -- Maryland-based Kentucky Derby candidate, worked out in virtual seclusion yesterday morning at Pimlico Race Course.But he was impressive.Only a handful of Pimlico regulars were there at 8:30 a.m. to witness the gelding's six-furlong move, which he accomplished in 1 minute, 12 3/5 seconds."This is the best this horse has ever worked," his trainer Bill Donovan said afterward. "He worked as good as any horse I've ever had, and that includes Lost Code [which earned $2 million]
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | July 8, 1994
Cherokee Run and a trio of quick 3-year-olds from California and New York are among the dozen horses who were entered yesterday for the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.The actual field for the $300,000, six-furlong sprint, which is the main stakes event of the summer at Maryland thoroughbred tracks, might be narrowed by the time the starting lineup is drawn Thursday.The Grade II Dash will be run at Laurel Race Course on July 16.Cherokee Run is probably best-known entrant. He finished second to Prairie Bayou in the 1993 Preakness and has been hitting the board in Grade I company at Belmont Park this year, finishing second in the Metropolitan Mile to Holy Bull and third behind Virginia Rapids and Punch Line in the Carter Handicap.
June 22, 2008
My wife, Ann, and I took a trip to Kansas City, Mo., in May to attend a genealogy convention. During our visit, I photographed these two kids dashing through the water fountain on the Crown Center plaza, which is located near Union Station and is noted for its shops and restaurants. William Hughes, Baltimore The Sun welcomes submissions for "My Best Shot." Photos should be accompanied by a description of when and where you took the picture and your name, address and phone number. Submissions cannot be individually acknowledged or returned, and upon submission become the property of The Sun. Write to: Travel Department, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278, or e-mail Travel@baltsun.
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | October 16, 1994
Soviet Problem was shipped 3,000 miles from the Bay Area to meet her Southern California rival, Cool Air, on Maryland turf yesterday and didn't disappoint the bettors who backed her at ** 6-5 odds.The fast filly from San Francisco overcame a slow start and abruptly accelerated in the stretch at Laurel Park to set a stakes record in the Laurel Dash, first of the weekend's four Turf Festival events.At the wire, Soviet Problem held onto a 1 1/4 -length lead over a rallying Cool Air, running the six furlongs under jockey Chris McCarron in 1 minute, 9 seconds, fastest of the Dash's seven runnings.
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
The question in a six-furlong race is a question of speed. In the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash today at Laurel Park, three horses hold the answer.Kelly Kip, Affirmed Success and Heckofaralph are three of the country's fastest horses out of the gate. You can wait until about 5: 25 p.m. today to find out who is fastest, or you can listen now to the Florida trainer Bill Cesare."He's going to go to the front," Cesare said about Heckofaralph, one of two horses he'll saddle for the De Francis Dash.
By James H. Bready and James H. Bready,Special to the Sun | March 16, 2003
At the start of The Legacies of Western Maryland College, by K. Douglas Beakes (Gateway, 183 pages, $5), is a photo of the author. How proudly he smiles, this being his third book so far about alma mater? Not on your tintype. He glowers. Beakes, a small-town boy, entered Western Maryland College in 1942, went off to war, and graduated in 1948. Today, his mind is a movie screen for rerun after rerun of student days and nights. But, since last May 20's name change ("a modern-day academic tragedy")
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 5, 1992
LAUREL -- There are 87 days remaining until the Kentucky Derby on May 2.Several 3-year-olds with Maryland connections are among the early nominees, but one Baltimore-owned and trained horse has shown he clearly should love the 1 1/4 -mile Derby distance.Dash For Dotty, owned by Henry Rosenberg, 62, the board chairman of Crown Central Petroleum, is trained by Pimlico-based Bill Donovan.After a disappointing run in the Jan. 4 Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah, Dash For Dotty came back Saturday and set a Gulfstream Park record of 1 minute, 49 2/5 seconds over nine furlongs on the grass.
By Erika Niedowski and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2002
Seven shiny shuttle buses - painted bright yellow, green and royal blue - were set to make their debut on the streets of downtown Baltimore this morning, part of a new service designed to help ease the parking crunch that causes hassles for area workers and visitors. The Downtown Area Shuttle, known as DASH, is expected to carry about 300 passengers today, said Michele L. Whelley, president of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Inc., one of the partners in the DASH initiative. Workers who arrange, through their employers, to use the service will pay $50 a month for parking at a lot near PSINet Stadium and unlimited rides anywhere on DASH's two routes.
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