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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Throughout the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome's co-owner predicted victory to anyone who'd listen, saying he felt it from his gut and his heart. Coburn, wearing his trademark cowboy hat, sang the same confident tune Wednesday after his champion drew the No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes . His strong belief was echoed in the morning line set by Pimlico handicapper Keith Feustle, which has California Chrome as a massive 3-5 favorite. “I'm great with No. 3,” Coburn said after the evening draw, held on the infield at Pimlico Race Course.
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NEWS
By Pete Pichaske | May 14, 2014
If you go the Preakness this weekend, odds are you'll recognize the voice calling the race. That's because the voice belongs to Dave Rodman, who has called the Preakness - and every other horse race at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, except when he was sick or on vacation - every year since 1991. "I've never really put a number to it," said Rodman, when asked to estimate how many races he's called. "I'm not trying to break any world records or anything. " Perhaps not. But Rodman, who moved to North Laurel when he got the Pimlico job 23 years ago and now lives in Ellicott City, already has secured a place among the nation's elite horse racing announcers.
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By John Scheinman | May 14, 2014
On the wall next to Coley Blind's desk in the back corner of the Pimlico racing office is a small framed black-and-white photograph of the legendary race horse Citation, the day of his walkover in the 1948 Pimlico Special. A walkover usually only takes place when the favorite is so overwhelming that nobody even bothers to enter another horse to compete, and the lone runner takes a solo victory lap around the track. That's how great Citation was. In the picture, Eddie Blind, dapper in a fedora, holds Citation's shank with his right hand while cradling his little son Coley, dressed like Spanky from "The Little Rascals," in his left.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
If there's a heaven for horses, then California Chrome's great-great-grandsire will be peering down at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday to see whether his progeny can do what he did 50 years ago: win the Preakness and, with it, the first two legs of racing's Triple Crown. Even then, Northern Dancer ran as if he had wings. After smashing the track record in the Kentucky Derby, the stubby bay colt from Canada captured the 1964 Preakness by 21/4 lengths, pulling away in the stretch from his more classic-looking rivals.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
On Thursday, Venti Tre Modern Italian, a new fast-casual restaurant at the Shops at Canton Crossing, is offering a free entree with the purchase of an entree to anyone wearing his or her favorite Preakness hat. Venti Tre is from Fazoli's, the nation's largest chain of quick-service Italian restaurants. The Canton location is the first anywhere. The Preakness hat offer at Venti Tre is good on May 15 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.                                      
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sarah LaCorte and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Longshots, exotics, exacta boxes? For first-time bettors lining up before the teller at the Preakness, horse racing and handicapping terminology can be overwhelming. In a gambling game that is more than probability, learning the ins and outs of horse betting can also be exciting - and profitable. We're here to help. Well, Preakness handicapper Gabby Gaudet is here to help. Gaudet offers expert tips on how to choose the right steed and lists some common betting mistakes to avoid. A recent Towson University graduate, Gaudet, 23, was selected as the Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park racing analyst last fall.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him. Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome chestnut seemed to relish his turn as the Brad Pitt of Preakness week. “I think he loves it,” said assistant trainer Alan Sherman. “He'll sit out there and pose all day. He loves the cameras and the attention.” California Chrome is certainly used to the glare after winning the Kentucky Derby as a heavy favorite and horse of the people.
NEWS
May 12, 2014
California Chrome Jockey: Victor Espinoza Trainer: Art Sherman Owner: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Breeder: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Most recent location/race/placement: Kentucky Derby - GI // Churchill Dns // 1 Pablo Del Monte Jockey: Jeffrey Sanchez Trainer: Wesley A. Ward Owner: "Mrs. John Magnier, et al. " Breeder: Wesley A. Ward Mot recent location/race/placement: Toyota Blue Grass S- GI // Keeneland // 3 Kid Cruz Jockey: Julian Pimental Trainer: Linda Rice Owner: Black Swan Stable & Vina Del Mar Breeder: Machmer Hall Mot recent location/race/placement: Federico Tesio S. // Pimlico // 1 Social Inclusion Jockey: Luis Contreras Trainer: Manny Azpurua Owner: Rontos Racing Stables Breeder: Dr. Chet Blackey, Martin Keogh, Robert Tillyer Mot recent location/race/placement: Wood Memorial Stakes - GI // Aqueduct // 3 Ride on Curlin Jockey: Joel Rosario Trainer: William Gowan Owner: Daniel Dougherty Breeder: G. Watts Humphrey Jr. Mot recent location/race/placement: Kentucky Derby - GI // Churchill Dns // 7 Dynamic Impact Jockey: Miguel Mena Trainer: Mark E. Casse Owner: John Oxley Breeder: Blue Heaven Farm Mot recent location/race/placement: Illinois Derby - GIII // Hawthorne // 1 Bayern Jockey: Rosie Napravnik Trainer: Bob Baffert Owner: Kaleem Shah, Inc Breeder: Helen Alexander Mot recent location/race/placement: Derby Trial Stakes - GIII // Churchill Downs // 2 Ring Weekend...
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Rainy weather is forecast this week leading up to the 139th Preakness Stakes, but a partly cloudy day with highs around 70 degrees is forecast for the event itself. Chances for showers and thunderstorms are expected Tuesday and Wednesday, with heavy rain and storms late Thursday night through Friday.  Storm chances are expected to taper off by Friday evening, and after that clouds are expected to gradually clear out into Saturday. Winds are forecast to be still on Saturday. It's expected to be a second consecutive cooler-than-normal Preakness day. In 2013, a high of 67 degrees was reported with overcast skies.
SPORTS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
Ticket sales for Saturday's 139th Preakness are running ahead of last year, as the event's past success and star power of featured musical acts allow organizers to curtail advertising. With the spotlight on the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome and musical headliner Lorde, Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Monday that most seats outside the Pimlico Race Course infield are sold out, as they were last year at this time. He said sales are running about 2 percent higher than last year, when Orb, a horse with Maryland connections, won the Derby and was headed to the Preakness.
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