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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
The screams of joy from Monica Lawler could be heard across the cavernous clubhouse at Pimlico shortly after the Kentucky Derby ended Saturday. She and her father, Bob Lawler, put money on No. 19, I'll Have Another, who had just won the first leg of the Triple Crown. Monica bet $6 on the Kentucky-bred horse to finish first, second or third. She picked the horse based solely on its name and quickly headed to the teller to collect $55 in winnings. Her father, who tried a more complex bet involving other horses, didn't take home a dime.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Two jockeys were injured and taken away from Churchill Downs by ambulance after a scary collision during the third race of the Kentucky Derby day slate. Jockey Megan Fadlovich complained of concussion symptoms, and fellow rider Marcelino Pedroza Jr. complained of lower back pain after the incident, which appeared to start when two horses clipped heels. Both jockeys were alert and moving all extremities as they were taken to nearby Audubon Hospital for further examination, a track spokesman said.
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March 14, 1999
Annapolis' annual Green Derby Day, scheduled for tomorrow, has been postponed until April 18 because of the possibility of inclement weather, event officials said.The street festival, held in honor of St. Patrick's Day in the Eastport section, features green beer races, land canoe races, team relays for adults and events for children.The event, sponsored by Ruth's Chris Steak House, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Severn Avenue between Second and Fourth avenues. Proceeds benefit local charities.
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Peter Schmuck | May 4, 2013
The racing gods obviously got their signals crossed, choosing to grace Pimlico with a glorious afternoon to enjoy the first jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday while the 19 horses in the Kentucky Derby slogged through the mud at Churchill Downs. So the 5,749 race fans at Old Hilltop truly got the best of both worlds, kicking off the two-week run-up to the Preakness with a full card of live racing and the opportunity to place their bets and try to choose the horse that will come to Baltimore with hope still alive for horse racing's biggest prize.
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By ROB KASPER | May 5, 2007
Today is Kentucky Derby Day. It is the custom in our household on Derby Day for family members to reach into a paper bag and blindly pull out the names of the horses running at Churchill Downs. We repeat the ritual two weeks later when the Preakness is run at Pimlico Race Course. The person who chooses the winning horse gets to behave badly, to claim that he or she is much smarter than the rest of us. I have yet to win. My interest in thoroughbred horse racing is short-lived. It fires up on Derby Day and goes into hibernation after the Belmont in June.
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By Rob Kasper | May 3, 2000
THE MINT is sprouting. The ice is melting. And the bourbon, like all of us, is aging. But after a mint julep or two, who cares? Derby Day, a day devoted to sipping, singing and sometimes betting, is Saturday. For touts, the big event is the horse race, the 126th running of the Kentucky Derby, when 3-year-old horses race 1 1/4 miles around Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Derby is the first leg of horse-racing's Triple Crown, with the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont following on its heels.
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By ROB KASPER | May 1, 2004
THE LETTUCE is stubby, the rabbits have already wiped out the beans, but the mint is thriving and the ponies are prancing in Louisville. Hot damn, honeylamb - it's Derby Day! Today is a day to forget, or ignore, the slings and arrows of life. Those would include the slow-moving drain, the new howl coming from the car engine, the battle that is gardening. Push such persistent sources of sorrow aside, pick a winner, pick some mint, make a julep. Around here, the first of May is not merely the start of a new month, it's the beginning of a whole new attitude.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2002
Two weeks hence, the historic plant off Northern Parkway will be teeming with humanity and abuzz with activity. When the Preakness arrives at Pimlico Race Course, excitement reigns in Maryland racing unlike at any other time of the year. Yesterday - with the big action in Kentucky - it was business as usual at Old Hilltop, where the crowd of 8,001 warmed up for the Kentucky Derby by tackling an 11-race live card and action from 28 other tracks, most prominently Churchill Downs. Except for the controversial Jumbotron board, the infield that is crammed with zaniness on Preakness Day was full of inertia.
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April 26, 1993
Manchester to hold Fish Derby June 26Children age 15 and younger are invited to participate in Manchester's 1993 Fish Derby June 26 at the pond in Christmas Tree Park.The date was incorrectly given in the town's April 1 newsletter.Anglers may preregister in the town office until June 16 for 50 cents.Registration on the day of the derby will be $1.On derby day, children ages 9 to 15 may register from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and fish from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.Children 8 and younger may register from 10 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. and fish from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
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By Annie Linskey | May 5, 2005
Nepalese folk singer Hear Nepalese folk superstar (and Baltimore restaurant manager) Prem Raja Mahat when he takes the stage tomorrow at the Ottobar. The singer has released more than 40 albums in his home country. He left Nepal to escape a Maoist insurgency. Doors open at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Mahat goes on at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or visit www.theottobar.com. Pimlico Derby Day Celebrate Derby Day at Pimlico on Saturday. There will be a mini-beer fest featuring local breweries and live music.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
The screams of joy from Monica Lawler could be heard across the cavernous clubhouse at Pimlico shortly after the Kentucky Derby ended Saturday. She and her father, Bob Lawler, put money on No. 19, I'll Have Another, who had just won the first leg of the Triple Crown. Monica bet $6 on the Kentucky-bred horse to finish first, second or third. She picked the horse based solely on its name and quickly headed to the teller to collect $55 in winnings. Her father, who tried a more complex bet involving other horses, didn't take home a dime.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg | May 4, 2011
We'll get to the more serious Kentucky Derby news soon, but before we do, a brief word about patriotic fashion. Although it's only Wednesday here at Churchill Downs, you can already take a stroll of the grounds and see countless beautiful women wearing the kind of gigantic, gaudy hats that have become an important Derby stable during the last 100-plus years. And while I mostly ignored the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, I couldn't help but be struck today by how much better our ridiculous formal headware is in America than the ridiculous formal headware in England.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | April 25, 2011
Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel is looking for a ride two weeks out from the Run for the Roses, but hopes to have a mount by race day. Borel spent Sunday morning aboard Stay Thirsty, but said there was no commitment with trainer Todd Pletcher to ride the horse in the Derby. Borel said he was simply doing a favor for Pletcher. Borel and Pletcher teamed up last year for a win with Super Saver, the jockey's third victory in the race in four years. Stay Thirsty and Borel worked along the rail with Bridgetown, a 4-year-old sprinter expected to run in the $100,000-added Twin Spires Turf Sprint.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | May 3, 2008
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Barclay Tagg looks like a horseman, an old-fashioned one. He has a care-worn face and wears blue jeans and long-used cowboy boots. His jacket is the color of a dry autumn oak leaf. And the collar is usually turned up, his shoulders hunched against the brisk, early-morning air. His cool blue eyes are surrounded by worry lines. Or maybe they're laugh lines. Certainly they show up on good and bad days. For Tagg, who won the Kentucky Derby in 2003 with Funny Cide, one day rolls into another, whether he is here, beneath the twin spires, readying for today's Kentucky Derby, or back in New York or Delaware with his everyday runners.
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By KEVIN VAN VALKENBURG | April 12, 2008
Now we've heard it all: Access Hollywood's Billy Bush will host "Access at the Kentucky Derby" during NBC's coverage of the Triple Crown race May 3. The hourlong special will include the "Kentucky Derby Red Carpet Show," and it will take an inside look at the fashion, famous parties and celebrities at the event. We have several questions. Why is Billy Bush hosting anything? He's like the little brother of Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest. How this trio got on the air and has been able to stay there is a mystery.
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By ROB KASPER | May 5, 2007
Today is Kentucky Derby Day. It is the custom in our household on Derby Day for family members to reach into a paper bag and blindly pull out the names of the horses running at Churchill Downs. We repeat the ritual two weeks later when the Preakness is run at Pimlico Race Course. The person who chooses the winning horse gets to behave badly, to claim that he or she is much smarter than the rest of us. I have yet to win. My interest in thoroughbred horse racing is short-lived. It fires up on Derby Day and goes into hibernation after the Belmont in June.
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May 17, 1995
Trainer Nick Zito had some somber news when he arrived at Pimlico with his Preakness starter, Star Standard. Zito's 1994 Kentucky Derby winner, Go For Gin, who was runner-up to Tabasco Cat in last year's Preakness, has been retired.The 4-year-old son of Cormorant suffered "a tear in his tendon sheath," Zito said. The injury occurred Monday during a workout at Belmont Park in preparation for the May 29 Metropolitan Mile.Go For Gin last raced on Derby Day when he was third in the Churchill Downs Handicap.
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By Lori Sears | March 11, 1999
'Rapunzel'Let down your hair for a whimsical musical version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Rapunzel," performed weekends through March at the Hannah More Arts Center. Hear a comical musical score and see choreography by local Pumpkin Theatre talent. This original adaptation was written by playwright Mark Andrew Beachy and directed by Elaine K. Beardsley. The musical is recommended for children ages 4 and up and adults."Rapunzel" is performed at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday and March 20, March 21, March 27 and March 28 at the Hannah More Arts Center, St. Timothy's School, Greenspring Avenue in Stevenson.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 12, 2005
With the Triple Crown season making the break last Saturday, some 370 local folks had a little help getting into the horseracing frame of mind that night, courtesy of the Jemicy School. About the time the ponies left the gate in the Kentucky Derby, the school, which works with dyslexic students, was kicking off its "Triple Crown Auction" at the Baltimore Convention Center. Wendi Meisel, who co-chaired the party with fellow Jemicy parent Locke Harvey, says the committee went all out with its theme.
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By Annie Linskey | May 5, 2005
Nepalese folk singer Hear Nepalese folk superstar (and Baltimore restaurant manager) Prem Raja Mahat when he takes the stage tomorrow at the Ottobar. The singer has released more than 40 albums in his home country. He left Nepal to escape a Maoist insurgency. Doors open at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Mahat goes on at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. The Ottobar is at 2549 N. Howard St. Call 410-662-0069 or visit www.theottobar.com. Pimlico Derby Day Celebrate Derby Day at Pimlico on Saturday. There will be a mini-beer fest featuring local breweries and live music.
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