May 19, 2002
Year Horse Jockey 1919 Sir Barton Johnny Loftus 1930 Gallant Fox Earle Sande 1935 Omaha Willie Saunders 1937 War Admiral Charles Kurtsinger 1941 Whirlaway Eddie Arcaro 1943 Count Fleet Johnny Longden 1946 Assault Warren Mehrtens 1948 Citation Eddie Arcaro 1973 Secretariat Ron Turcotte 1977 Seattle Slew Jean Cruguet 1978 Affirmed Steve Cauthen
May 14, 1997
Today: Preakness Stakes post position draw, Hall of Fame dining room, 5 p.m.Tomorrow: Miss Preakness Stakes.Friday: Alibi Breakfast, Preakness Terrace, 9 a.m.Friday: Grade III Gallorette Handicap; Grade II Black-Eyes Susan Stakes.Saturday: Sir Barton Stakes; William Donald Schaefer Handicap; Grade III Breeders' Cup; Grade II Dixie Stakes; Grade III Pimlico Distaff; Grade I Preakness Stakes.Note: Daily post time is 1 p.m. except for Saturday, which is 11 a.m.Pub Date: 5/14/97
June 11, 2005
1509: England's King Henry VIII married Catherine 1509: England's King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon. 1776: The Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence calling for freedom from Britain. 1919: Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner. 1977: Seattle Slew won the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown. 2001: Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.
June 1, 2008
The Triple Crown is at hand for Big Brown, but his coronation as one of racing's elite horses will have to wait. So say many in the racing business, people who are starving for a Triple Crown winner but wary of bestowing greatness on a precocious 3-year-old before it has been earned. Belmont Stakes Saturday, 6:25 p.m. post time, Elmont, N.Y., chs. 2, 7 Past royalty Triple Crown winners: Year Horse 1919 Sir Barton 1930 Gallant Fox 1935 Omaha 1937 War Admiral 1941 Whirlaway 1943 Count Fleet 1946 Assault 1948 Citation 1973 Secretariat 1977 Seattle Slew 1978 Affirmed
May 9, 2007
Horse Trainer Last race Result Preakness status Street Sense Carl Nafzger Kentucky Derby 1st Yes Hard Spun Larry Jones Kentucky Derby 2nd Yes Curlin Steve Asmussen Kentucky Derby 3rd Possible Sedgefield Darrin Miller Kentucky Derby 5th Doubtful Teuflesberg Jamie Sanders Kentucky Derby 17th Yes Xchanger Mark Shuman Federico Tesio 1st Yes King of the Roxy Todd Pletcher Santa Anita Derby 2nd Yes Chelokee Michael Matz Florida Derby 3rd Possible ...
January 13, 2007
It's still all Barbaro all the time; how about reining it in a little bit? Barbaro, Barbaro, Barbaro! Are we really still talking about him eight months after the Preakness? Did they really rename "The Sir Barton Stakes" as "The Barbaro Stakes?" What next? The Barbaro of Seville? Major Barbaro? Barbaro Shop Quartets? Barbaro Streisand? The Ravens' B.J. Sams broke his leg, too. How's he doing? Don't we owe him some love? Maybe we should rename "The Ravens Roosts" as "Sams' Sanctuaries."
May 16, 1992
1900: Hindus1901: The Parader1902: Old England1903: Florcarline1904: Bryn Mawr1905: Cairngorm1906: Whimsical1907: Don Enrique1908: Royal Tourist1909: Effendi1910: Lay Master1911: Watervale1912: Colonel Holloway1913: Buskin1914: Holiday1915: Rhine Maiden1916: Damrosch1917: Kalitan1918: War Cloud and Jack Hare Jr.1919: Sir Barton1920: Man o'War1921: Broomspun1922: Pillory1923: Virgil1924: Nellie Morse1925: Coventry1926: Display1927: Bostonian1928: Victorian1929: Dr....
October 14, 2011
Laurel Park will celebrate its 100th anniversary with live racing, birthday cake and a Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 22 from noon to 6 p.m. The live card will begin at 1:10 p.m. As part of the centennial celebration, the first 3,000 people will receive a 100th birthday key chain, and drawings will be held for prizes such as flat screen TVs, iPads and airline gift cards. A health fair will be held and entertainment includes live music and on-track performances between races, featuring Medieval Times performers, pony club members and Jack Russell terriers and basset hounds.
July 20, 2002
Not since the spectacular early morning fire of July 4, 1944, leveled old Oriole Park at 29th Street and Greenmount Avenue had Baltimore experienced a more emotional loss of a historic sporting venue than when the old clubhouse at Pimlico went up in flames in an eight-alarm blaze in 1966. Ever since 1870, when the Maryland Jockey Club returned horse racing to Maryland, the Steamboat Gothic-era members' clubhouse had been host to generations of race-goers who gathered on its broad porches and in its dining rooms, club rooms and parlors to urge on such legends as Seabiscuit, War Admiral, Man o' War, Citation and Sir Barton.
May 15, 1999
1873 Survivor1874 Culpepper1875 Tom Ochiltree1876 Shirley1877 Cloverbrook1878 Duke of Magenta 1879 Harold1880 Grenada1881 Saunterer1882 Vanguard1883 Jacobus1884 Knight of Ellerslie1885 Tecumseh1886 The Bard1887 Dubine1888 Refund1889 Buddhist1890 Montague1891-93 No races1894 Assignee1895 Belmar1896 Margrave1897 Paul Kauver1898 Sly Fox1899 Half Time1900 Hindus1901 The Parader1902 Old England1903 Flocarline1904 Bryn Mawr1905 Cairngorm1906 Whimsical1907 Don...