May 9, 2003
11:30 a.m. Pee Wee Preakness at Federal Hill Park. Hundreds of local schoolchildren will take part in the first event of the weeklong Preakness Celebration. The afternoon attractions will include hippity-hop races, balloon sculptors, music and clowns. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. BB&T Harbor Balloon Festival at the Inner Harbor. Hot-air balloons will surround the harbor while the Coasters provide musical entertainment at Rash Field at 7 p.m. Food stands, a beer garden and free carnival rides will keep the whole family happy.
May 20, 1997
Nine days of charity galas, parades, balloon glows, crab derbies, schooner trialsand two-legged races ended with a smashing triple-crown horse race at Pimlico -- and a dramatic turnaround for the nonprofit Preakness Celebrations Inc.Two years ago, profligate spending left a $1 million debt to 400 creditors. But volunteers from the business community retrenched, found more sponsors and created an extended week of fun while remaining in the black.This group has turned the Preakness into a springtime festival, focusing national attention on the city for nine days instead of just one, providing a major economic boost for the region -- and a big psychological boost for residents.
May 18, 1991
A photograph in the sports section of yesterday's editions incorrectly identified jockey Joe Rocco as jockey Mike Luzzi.The Sun regrets the error.Mike Luzzi, leading rider at the Pimlico meeting, was born into racing and has followed the sport from a young age. A 21-year-old grandson of trainer Virgil "Buddy" Raines, who saddled Greek Money to win the 1962 Preakness, Luzzi was a 1989 Eclipse Award winner as the nation's top apprentice and was the leading rider...
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