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By James M. Merritt | May 17, 1991
IN ALL MY YEARS of attending the races, the best handicapper I ever knew was Capt. Frank Case, a former ship master, who had come ashore to open a nautical instrument shop on South Gay Street, then Baltimore's principal maritime thoroughfare.The captain always maintained that, next to the Chesapeake blue crab, the Preakness was the best thing Baltimore had going for it. In his opinion it was the greatest horse race in the country, one for which the Kentucky Derby was merely a proving ground for 3-year-olds to establish their right to compete in the Preakness.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Stanley J. Andrzejewski Sr., a retired electronics engineer who survived the nearly ill-fated assault on Italy's Mount Belvedere during World War II, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. The son of a plumber-prize fighter and a homemaker, Stanley Joseph Andrzejewski Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised at 1612 Thames St. in Fells Point. In 1943, Mr. Andrzejewski dropped out of Patterson High School and enlisted in the Army, and after completing basic training, decided to join the men of the 10th Mountain Division, who were known as "soldiers on skis" and whose training facility was near Vail, Colo.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1998
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Coronado's Quest, the pre-race Preakness favorite scratched because of a bruised foot, returns today in the Riva Ridge Stakes, a Grade II $125,000 seven-furlong sprint on the Belmont Stakes undercard.Although the Riva Ridge is a far cry from the $1 million Belmont, the colt's owner, Stuart S. Janney III of Butler, Md., is pleased that he's healed, happy and apparently back in the hunt."I would have loved to run in the Belmont," Janney said. "But I think we're doing right by the horse bringing him back in this spot.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2005
ELMONT, N.Y. - He has never been beaten, never been challenged. He has won his six races by a combined 45 3/4 lengths. And, although he's not running in the Belmont Stakes, he's the most exciting, and perhaps the most brilliant, horse running Saturday at Belmont Park. His name is Lost in the Fog, and he'll be the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup. Like the Belmont, the Riva Ridge is restricted to 3-year-olds. But the Belmont is 1 1/2 miles, and the Riva Ridge is seven furlongs, or seven-eighths of a mile.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | May 12, 1992
The morning of May 20, 1972, broke under dark, foreboding skies in Baltimore. A light mist fell, adding to a quagmire that had built up at Pimlico Race Course from a heavy, overnight rain.In the solitude of a Pimlico barn, jockey Eldon Nelson spoke with trainer Del Carroll and the handlers of Bee Bee Bee about the possibility of pulling out of the Preakness later that day.Nelson argued emphatically against scratching."We exercised him in the morning and the trainer wanted to know whether I thought we should run," Nelson said recently.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1998
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When the connections of the horses pick their post positions today for the 124th Kentucky Derby -- the first time that has ever happened -- they will vie for 15 or 16 slots in the starting gate.That appears to be the size of the field after four horses on the fence dropped off: Nite Dreamer, Heart Surgeon, Voyamerican and Maryland-bred Smolderin Heart. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Yarrow Brae remained a possibility.The Derby horses for 1998, in order of likely betting preference, are: Indian Charlie, Halory Hunter, Favorite Trick, Cape Town, Real Quiet, Victory Gallop, Artax, Old Trieste, Parade Ground, Chilito, Hanuman Highway, Rock and Roll, Robinwould, Basic Trainee and Nationalore.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2005
ELMONT, N.Y. - He has never been beaten, never been challenged. He has won his six races by a combined 45 3/4 lengths. And, although he's not running in the Belmont Stakes, he's the most exciting, and perhaps the most brilliant, horse running Saturday at Belmont Park. His name is Lost in the Fog, and he'll be the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup. Like the Belmont, the Riva Ridge is restricted to 3-year-olds. But the Belmont is 1 1/2 miles, and the Riva Ridge is seven furlongs, or seven-eighths of a mile.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2013
Stanley J. Andrzejewski Sr., a retired electronics engineer who survived the nearly ill-fated assault on Italy's Mount Belvedere during World War II, died Thursday of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. The son of a plumber-prize fighter and a homemaker, Stanley Joseph Andrzejewski Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised at 1612 Thames St. in Fells Point. In 1943, Mr. Andrzejewski dropped out of Patterson High School and enlisted in the Army, and after completing basic training, decided to join the men of the 10th Mountain Division, who were known as "soldiers on skis" and whose training facility was near Vail, Colo.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | June 6, 1993
ELMONT, N.Y. -- West By West, a newcomer to the American Championship Racing Series, held off a late surge from Maryland-owned and Maryland-trained Valley Crossing and won TTC the $400,000 Nassau County Handicap yesterday at Belmont Park.Pimlico Special winner Devil His Due finished fourth as the 9-5 favorite, a half-length behind 1991 Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold, who made his customary late run but finished third.Devil His Due, current ACRS point leader, carried high weight of 123 pounds, giving the winner 9 pounds.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1998
NEW YORK -- He was Secretariat's best friend.But when Eddie Sweat died in April at age 59, he was destitute. His family couldn't afford to bury him.So a charitable organization paid for the funeral. And a former employer paid for Sweat's widow and two daughters to travel from their home in New York City to Sweat's home state of South Carolina.There, on April 24, a group primarily of relatives -- no one from Secretariat's inner circle was present -- gathered at Rock Hill A.M.E. Church in Vance, S.C., to bid farewell to Edward "Shorty" Sweat.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | June 6, 1998
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Coronado's Quest, the pre-race Preakness favorite scratched because of a bruised foot, returns today in the Riva Ridge Stakes, a Grade II $125,000 seven-furlong sprint on the Belmont Stakes undercard.Although the Riva Ridge is a far cry from the $1 million Belmont, the colt's owner, Stuart S. Janney III of Butler, Md., is pleased that he's healed, happy and apparently back in the hunt."I would have loved to run in the Belmont," Janney said. "But I think we're doing right by the horse bringing him back in this spot.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1998
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- When the connections of the horses pick their post positions today for the 124th Kentucky Derby -- the first time that has ever happened -- they will vie for 15 or 16 slots in the starting gate.That appears to be the size of the field after four horses on the fence dropped off: Nite Dreamer, Heart Surgeon, Voyamerican and Maryland-bred Smolderin Heart. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Yarrow Brae remained a possibility.The Derby horses for 1998, in order of likely betting preference, are: Indian Charlie, Halory Hunter, Favorite Trick, Cape Town, Real Quiet, Victory Gallop, Artax, Old Trieste, Parade Ground, Chilito, Hanuman Highway, Rock and Roll, Robinwould, Basic Trainee and Nationalore.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | May 12, 1992
The morning of May 20, 1972, broke under dark, foreboding skies in Baltimore. A light mist fell, adding to a quagmire that had built up at Pimlico Race Course from a heavy, overnight rain.In the solitude of a Pimlico barn, jockey Eldon Nelson spoke with trainer Del Carroll and the handlers of Bee Bee Bee about the possibility of pulling out of the Preakness later that day.Nelson argued emphatically against scratching."We exercised him in the morning and the trainer wanted to know whether I thought we should run," Nelson said recently.
NEWS
By James M. Merritt | May 17, 1991
IN ALL MY YEARS of attending the races, the best handicapper I ever knew was Capt. Frank Case, a former ship master, who had come ashore to open a nautical instrument shop on South Gay Street, then Baltimore's principal maritime thoroughfare.The captain always maintained that, next to the Chesapeake blue crab, the Preakness was the best thing Baltimore had going for it. In his opinion it was the greatest horse race in the country, one for which the Kentucky Derby was merely a proving ground for 3-year-olds to establish their right to compete in the Preakness.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 14, 1997
Trainer Henry Carroll is returning to Laurel Park on Saturday to run probable favorite Smoke Glacken in the $300,000 Grade II Frank J. De Francis Dash, the second-richest sprint race next to the Breeders' Cup Sprint.Carroll, a resident of New Jersey, raced at Laurel Park for seven years during the 1970s and has made several successful forays since then. In 1989, Yankee Affair finished second in the Washington D.C. International, and a year later Carroll's Southern Tradition captured the Martha Washington.
SPORTS
May 20, 2000
An odds-on favorite is one that's less than even money. Going back to 1890, the first year the Preakness race charts list each horse's odds, here are the odds-on favorites and how they fared. Year Horse Odds to dollar Fin. Winner 1989 Easy Goer .60 2nd Sunday Silence 1984 Swale .80 7th Gate Dancer 1982 Linkage .50 2nd Aloma's Ruler 1979 Spectacular Bid. .10 1st Spectacular Bid 1978 Affirmed .50 1st Affirmed 1977 Seattle Slew .40 1st Seattle Slew 1976 Honest Pleasure .90 5th Elocutionist 1973 Secretariat .30 1st Secretariat 1972 Riva Ridge .30 4th Bee Bee Bee 1969 Majestic Prince.
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