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Sports Digest | September 13, 2014
Et cetera Apprentice rider Ritvo wins at Laurel Park in his first race in Maryland Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo guided Winter Lady to victory in the eighth race at Laurel Park on Friday on his first Maryland mount. Ritvo, 20, who moved his tack from Gulfstream Park to the Mid-Atlantic last week, kept Winter Lady in close contention along the rail in the 6-furlong $45,000 optional allowance test for fillies and mares before slipping past front-runner Who Needs on the turn and turning back Proud to be Wild in the stretch to win by four lengths in 1 minute, 10.33 seconds.
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By Susan Reimer and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Not many people can say they ran underneath the Patapsco River, but now about 900 Special Olympians and their supporters can add that to their athletic achievements. The occassion was Sunday's sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit Special Olympics Maryland. It was hot inside Fort McHenry tunnel No. 4, even though the ventilation system was on high. The lights were on and the white tiles were shimmering. A group of cadets training to be Maryland Transportation Authority Police was running in formation and shouting cadences that bounced off the tunnel walls.
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By Chris Eckard, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2011
Running in a tight pack as he cruised through downtown streets, the zoo and the Under Armour headquarters, Stephen Muange didn't want to push the pace at Saturday's Baltimore Marathon. It wasn't because he couldn't, or even that he didn't want to. The 30-year-old just didn't know how marathons ran. Trying out the 26.2-mile race format for the first time, Muange pulled away from two other elite runners in the final mile to take first place in one of the most thrilling finishes in the event's 11-year history.
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Sports Digest | September 13, 2014
Et cetera Apprentice rider Ritvo wins at Laurel Park in his first race in Maryland Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo guided Winter Lady to victory in the eighth race at Laurel Park on Friday on his first Maryland mount. Ritvo, 20, who moved his tack from Gulfstream Park to the Mid-Atlantic last week, kept Winter Lady in close contention along the rail in the 6-furlong $45,000 optional allowance test for fillies and mares before slipping past front-runner Who Needs on the turn and turning back Proud to be Wild in the stretch to win by four lengths in 1 minute, 10.33 seconds.
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By Nancy Noyes and Nancy Noyes,Special to The Sun | November 3, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- More favorable wind greeted the fleet of 79 competing in the annual J/24 East Coast Championships out of Severn Sailing Association yesterday, the second day of the three-day event.After the Race Committee was forced to abandon the day's first race when a major wind shift during the first beat skewed the course unacceptably, the breeze settled in at 6 to 11 knots from the west-northwest and held fairly steady for the rest of the day, allowing two more windward-leeward races to be completed, and bringing the total to three, which will make the regatta aqualifier for next October's World Championships in Annapolis.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | September 20, 2005
The race committee boat at the Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship is called Full Moon. But what the committee and the 42-boat field lacked from morning to midafternoon yesterday was full sails. Light winds delayed the start of competition for four hours, giving sailors bobbing at the mouth of the Severn River time to work on their tans, do a little office work on their cell phones and visit with each other. Even when the starting gun finally sounded to mark the first of five days of racing, the 4-knot breezes barely filled the sails of the 22-foot boats as they made their way toward the Eastern Shore.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | February 23, 1996
FAIRFAX, Va. -- When he walked out of the rain and into the George Mason University Fieldhouse early last night, Michael Johnson wasn't followed by an entourage, only by expectations.They have been there for a long time: meet after meet, victory after victory, year after year. They have followed Johnson from obscurity in Dallas to worldwide fame, from a nondescript high school career that saw Johnson fail even to win a state championship to his becoming the most dominant figure in track and field.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2003
In the film Seabiscuit, the hero rebounds from near death to win a big race at the end of the movie. Magic Weisner's comeback may still end that way, but it began with a stunning disappointment yesterday at Laurel Park. In his first race since nearly dying from West Nile Virus, Magic Weisner, the runner-up in last year's Preakness, finished last in a $36,000 non-stakes race against veteran local horses. Owned, trained and bred by Nancy Alberts, Magic Weisner finished 21 1/4 lengths behind the winner, Inner Harbour, in the seven-furlong race.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2004
ATHENS - Success proved to be too much yesterday for the U.S. Yngling team. Skipper Carol Cronin, Liz Filter and Nancy Haberland put together a perfect first race, never losing the lead and cruising across the finish line 37 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Ruslana Taran. But when it came time for a repeat performance, they not only lost the magic, but they also seemed to become the victims of voodoo. Cronin got off cleanly and reached the first mark just 41 seconds off the lead Russian boat.
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By Julie Scharper and Chris Korman, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2012
Tony Assadi shakes his head as he looks out over the racetrack for the second Grand Prix of Baltimore, which zooms past his Luna Del Sea restaurant and its outside patio on West Pratt Street. He and his patrons have a clear view - no blue screen blocks the sightline to the street-turned-course. But for that privilege, he signed a contract and was charged $5,000 by race organizers. "I paid it," he said. "But I didn't feel comfortable. It felt like I was paying a bribe. " As the weekend of racing heads toward the finish line today, the stability and sustainability of the event remains unclear.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
Charnie L. "Les" Kinion Jr., a city firefighter who founded the Baltimore Road Runners Club and the Maryland Marathon, died July 23 of a heart attack in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 78. "The Maryland Marathon was Les' baby. He did a lot of the work and knew how to get races organized," said John Roemer, a friend for more than 40 years. "People liked him and he was the best face the Maryland Marathon ever had," said Mr. Roemer, who lives near Parkton. "It attracted some of the best runners in the world.
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Sports Digest | May 19, 2014
Justin Boston of Sparks won the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway on Sunday, his first career Automobile Racing Club of America Racing Series victory. Boston took the lead from Grant Enfinger on Lap 181 and held off a charge from pole winner Mason Mitchell to win. It was Venturini Motorsports' first win at Toledo since Bill Venturini himself won in 1987. "I can't thank all of the guys at Venturini and back at the shop enough for this," said Boston, the 2013 ARCA Rookie of the Year.
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By Aaron Dodson and Trevor Hass and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds. Originally set for turf, riders raced on dirt due to Friday's rain. Race 2: Lunar Rock and jockey Sheldon Russell won the Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap, finishing with a time of 1:44.51. No Brakes placed second for the second consecutive year, while Regal Warrior took third.  Race 3: Saddling Romp City, jockey Horacio Karamanos rode the rail to victory in the 1 1/6-mile race, which was moved from turf to dirt.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
MESA, Ariz. - There was a time, before the 2012 Olympics, when swimming became a grim exercise for its greatest practitioner, Michael Phelps.  The pool felt like a place of obligation, not joy, and thus Phelps walked away from the sport after bringing his record gold-medal total to 18 in London. That dread was nowhere in evidence Thursday when Phelps made his triumphant return to competitive swimming after a 20-month retirement. Phelps beamed on the starting block before his first race, acknowledging the effusive roar he'd received from a sellout crowd at the Mesa Grand Prix.  Then, he showed he could still swim a little bit. In a performance that wiped away any doubts about his form, Phelps posted the day's fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly at 52.84 seconds.
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By Dewey Fox, Baltimore Sun Media Group and By Dewey Fox, Baltimore Sun Media Group | April 12, 2014
One week after a relatively sedate afternoon of races just down the road at Atlanta Hall Farm in Monkton, the Maryland Steeplechase Racing Triple Crown got started Saturday afternoon with the My Lady's Manor Races at Ladew Topiary Gardens. Jockey Jody Petty was the day's big winner as he rode to victory in the day's premier event, the 104th running of the My Lady's Manor Race. He followed that with another win less than an hour later in the John Rush Streett Memorial First Division.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Tatyana McFadden, a Clarksville native, won her first medal today in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia, earning a silver in the women's 1-kilometer sit sprint. McFadden, who has been a Paralympic skier for about a year after a successful career as a wheelchair racer in the Summer Paralympics and the world's biggest marathons, finished second behind Norway's Mariann Marthinsen. “I can't even believe it. My main goal was just to come in and make it to the final,” McFadden said in a release from the U.S. Paralympic team.
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By NANCY NOYE | October 7, 1990
When Annapolis sailor Dave Dodge went to the U.S. Sailboat Show on City Dock last year, he was seriously looking to purchase a 35- or 36-foot competitive racing sailboat to replace his Contessa 33 Blue Thunder.He didn't find what he was looking for. Instead, he found an adventure of a different kind, and this year he's working at the sailboat show instead of visiting it."I looked at a lot of boats that time," Dodge said. "But either I had raced against them and beaten them, or they weren't built to the standards of quality I'd expect."
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By Special to The Sun | February 17, 1994
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Yesterday's live racing card at Charles Town was canceled after the first race because of hazardous track conditions.Track officials said the track was too muddy for the horses. Charles Town is expected to continue live racing tomorrow at 7:15 p.m.
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By Brian Compere, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2013
Fred Schumacher knew the race was worse than he thought it would be when he watched a group of Marines climb into a pickup truck and quit after the first few checkpoints. The first JFK 50 Mile race Schumacher ran, on March 30 1974, offered a particularly difficult challenge in the 34-degree weather and steady rain that turned to sleet for part of the event. Schumacher, a 66-year-old retired Army officer from Frederick, said he had decided to start the race out of complete ignorance.
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Sports Digest | November 15, 2013
Et cetera Terps ' Mullins, Metzger make All-ACC first team in men's soccer Maryland's Patrick Mullins and Dan Metzger were named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer first team Thursday. Schillo Tshuma earned second-team honors, and Mikey Ambrose was named to the third team. Zack Steffen and Michael Sauers (Archbishop Curley) were selected to the freshman team. … Johns Hopkins sophomore defender Andrew Park was selected to the All-Centennial Conference first team, while junior midfielder Rob Heuler and sophomore forward Kenny DeStefano were named to the second team.
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