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NEWS
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.
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FEATURES
May 10, 1992
TODAYMother's Day Balloon Competition. Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville. 7 a.m. liftoff. (410) 837-3030. Free.Maryland Preakness Celebration Potomac Hunt Races 40th Annual Steeplechase. River and Partnership roads, Seneca. 12:30 p.m. (202) 862-2873. Admission.Belvedere Square Antique Show. York Road and Belvedere Avenue. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Approximately 20 dealers sell furniture, collectibles. (410) 239-6427. Free.Picnic Sunday Cookouts. Boordy Vineyards, Hydes. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Complimentary tastings, tour of the winery free with Preakness pin. Reservations required.
SPORTS
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...
NEWS
By Karen Zeiler | May 7, 1993
Preakness Week celebrations are getting under way. Here are some events at (or near) the harbor:* The sixth annual Fells Point/Little Italy Preakness Festival rolls from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday at the lot adjacent to Bohager's Bar and Grill in the 1400 block of Eastern Ave., between Fells Point and Little Italy.Hear live music by 14 national, regional and local recording artists, including Eli in Lust, Misty, Uprising Revolution, the Greenberry Woods, Y-Not?, and Everything.
NEWS
May 19, 1994
With all the problems besetting horse racing in America these days, it easy to forget what's right with this sporting event. That's why the 118th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico comes at an auspicious time.At its best, horse-racing can be thrilling and exciting, a spectacular blend of the raw power of specially bred horses and incredibly skilled jockeys. It is both sport and business, a melding of America's centuries-old love of horses, gambling and money-making sports. All of this will be on display this Saturday.
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