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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | May 27, 2007
Jockey Mario Pino of Ellicott City received word yesterday that he will be replaced on Hard Spun, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness, by jockey Garrett Gomez in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Pino had ridden the Danzig colt to a brilliant finish in the Derby, but faced some hard questions after the May 19 race at Pimlico Race Course, where he made an early move in the midst of a fast pace and then saw his horse weaken down...
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | November 16, 2007
When Orioles designated hitter Aubrey Huff walked into a Florida radio studio last week, he probably never thought he was about to join a fellowship that includes Monica Lewinsky, Britney Spears and Michael Vick. But in the week since he impugned Baltimore's nightlife and shared the Bubba the Love Sponge studio with a naked porn star, Huff has become a subject of Internet infamy. He's in hot water with fans and club executives over a radio appearance that never could have circulated five or 10 years ago. And he's learning a prime new media lesson: If you're a public figure, assume that anything said near a recording device will be heard by anyone and everyone.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | April 12, 1997
LONDON -- Police in the county of Warwickshire said a motorcyclist dropped two hefty bags of 10-pound ($17) and 20-pound notes yesterday when he spun out of control. As he collected himself, dozens of motorists abandoned vehicles and feverishly collected cash. He fled, scattering more money and deterring pursuit.Pub Date: 4/12/97
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | November 1, 2007
After finishing second twice by a half-length, jockey Mario Pino, 46, won twice at Laurel Park yesterday to move within two of 6,000 career wins. "Since Hard Spun finished second in the Breeders' Cup [Classic], I'd had [four] seconds until these last two," Pino said. "A half-length and a nose, really in those first two today. I could have done it today. I want to do it here." More than 80 percent of Pino's 5,998 wins - 4,826 - have come at Maryland tracks, including the first one at Bowie Race Course in January 1979.
NEWS
April 30, 1996
A Salisbury man was seriously injured Friday when his car spun out of control on Defense Highway, hit a utility pole and flipped over, police said.The driver, Robert Bruce Fullerton, III, 22, of the 400 block of Harden Court in Salisbury, was listed in critical condition yesterday at the Prince George's Trauma Center.Police said Mr. Fullerton was speeding east on Defense Highway about 2 a.m. in a black 1987 Mazda RX7 when he hit a curve and lost control. The car spun clockwise and slid sideways along the eastbound lane, smashed into a utility pole near the driver's side door, breaking the pole at its base, then flipped over.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 11, 2004
Two men remained hospitalized yesterday after their car spun out of control early Sunday and rolled into a yard north of Crownsville, Anne Arundel County police said. The driver, Timothy George Potee, 20, of the 200 block of Cape Sable Court, Pasadena, was in critical condition, and his passenger, Ryan Matthew Wegner, 19, of the 1500 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., was in serious condition, according to a spokeswoman at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Both men were wearing seat belts.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | November 1, 2007
After finishing second twice by a half-length, jockey Mario Pino, 46, won twice at Laurel Park yesterday to move within two of 6,000 career wins. "Since Hard Spun finished second in the Breeders' Cup [Classic], I'd had [four] seconds until these last two," Pino said. "A half-length and a nose, really in those first two today. I could have done it today. I want to do it here." More than 80 percent of Pino's 5,998 wins - 4,826 - have come at Maryland tracks, including the first one at Bowie Race Course in January 1979.
FEATURES
September 9, 1998
Meet Eric WynaldaEric Wynalda of Major League Soccer's San Jose Clash is lightning fast! "Eric is so skilled and so sneaky that he can score at anytime," says Marcelo Balboa of the Colorado Rapids.Earlier this summer, Eric played on the U.S. team in the World Cup. He is the team's all-time leading scorer.When Eric was a kid, he had difficulty reading. But he worked hard to overcome his problem. Today, reading is his favorite hobby!Strath Haven High was trailing Penncrest High, 46-47, with one second left to play.
NEWS
May 29, 1996
An Anne Arundel County police officer's patrol car spun out of control on a rain-drenched road Sunday, skidded into a drainage ditch and flipped over, county police said yesterday.The officer, Terry Lee Williams Jr. of the Eastern District station, was taken by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma center, where he was treated for back and neck injuries. He was released yesterday, a hospital spokesman said.Williams was headed south on Magothy Bridge Road about 3 p.m. to answer a report of an alarm at a business when his car fish-tailed and spun into a ditch.
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By Janet Heller | July 12, 1996
They sat side by side in silencebefore a gathering of expectant faceshe deeply flushed, she lily-pale.They sat until sensing the proper momentrose and exchanged a few brief vows.And as man and wife they took their seats.We sat listening to our thoughts,basking in the moment's warmth,savoring the promise of their youth.We sat while a young girl sang,and wept as those who stood to speakspun halos of words around their heads.And then we sat no longerbut rose in peace to greet each otherbuoyed by the sweetness of their joining.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,[Sun reporter] | October 28, 2007
OCEANPORT, N.J. --There they were, the three superstars of the 3-year-old class, coming down the stretch, sloshing through the mud that was so saturated it was called sloppy, separating themselves from the rest of the field in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. And when the race was over, it was the amazing Curlin who emerged victorious in a Monmouth Park track record-tying time of 2 minutes, .59 of a second, with Hard Spun 4 1/2 lengths back. Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, the betting favorite, finished fourth, one length behind Awesome Gem, a 4-year-old who used the race's speed to generate one big closing run for third . "I've been watching horse racing since 1939," said Jess Jackson, who owns Curlin with Satish Sanan and George Bolton, a Baltimore native.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | October 26, 2007
OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Hard Spun and his jockey Mario Pino are a perfect match. According to his jockey, the horse - running in tomorrow's Breeders' Cup Classic - does not get the respect he deserves. According to Hard Spun's trainer, the jockey does not get the recognition he deserves. "People keep saying I'm using a little-known jockey," said trainer Larry Jones, puzzlement showing in his face. "Mario's [four] wins from 6,000. He's one of the top 15 riders in the history of the game. He's one of the most experienced riders there is. He's the second-winningest on the active list.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | May 27, 2007
Jockey Mario Pino of Ellicott City received word yesterday that he will be replaced on Hard Spun, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness, by jockey Garrett Gomez in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Pino had ridden the Danzig colt to a brilliant finish in the Derby, but faced some hard questions after the May 19 race at Pimlico Race Course, where he made an early move in the midst of a fast pace and then saw his horse weaken down...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | May 21, 2007
The sun had barely put a streak into the night sky yesterday morning, when trainer Steve Asmussen strolled into the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course. Asmussen, usually an intense man who follows a tight schedule, wasn't supposed to be there. He had said the night before - shortly after his brilliant 3-year-old, Curlin, had won a spectacular battle to win the 132nd Preakness by a head bob over Street Sense in a record-tying time of 1 minute, 53.46 seconds - that he would be flying back to Lexington, Ky., that night.
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By BILL ORDINE | May 17, 2007
There wasn't much drama during the draw for the Preakness at the ESPN Zone at the Inner Harbor late yesterday afternoon. Unless you count Street Sense trainer Carl Nafzger rushing to get there. Wonder if he used the inside lane on I-83. The Kentucky Derby winner had arrived at Pimlico just about a half-hour before the draw was scheduled to start, and Nafzger made it just in time to see his horse get the No. 8 position. Nafzger was asked his reaction to watching the video of the Derby - when jockey Calvin Borel eluded traffic along the rail to overcome Hard Spun - and he deadpanned, "We won."
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | May 17, 2007
Maybe it's the first sign of a reversal of fortune - and maybe not. But Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and second-place finisher Hard Spun drew each other's Derby starting gate numbers yesterday for Saturday's 132nd Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. "This time, we got the seven hole and they got the eight," said Hard Spun's trainer, Larry Jones. "Maybe that means this time we'll get the win and he gets second." If that was supposed to put pressure on Street Sense trainer Carl Nafzger, Jones will have to try again.
NEWS
March 20, 1995
A Ferndale man was killed early yesterday when his car spun out of control on Washington Boulevard, overturned and ejected him, Baltimore County police said.Andre Robert Young, 22, of the 1000 block of Sundown Court was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was driving his Ford Escort south on Washington Boulevard about 3 a.m. near the Howard County line when he lost control and hit a guardrail and a curb.Police said that Mr. Young was not wearing a seat belt and that the cause of the accident was driver error and speeding.
NEWS
December 2, 1993
A 32-year-old Jessup man was killed Tuesday night after his car spun on ice and hit a tree, Howard County police said.Michael Allan Bergstein, of the 8000 block of Mission Road, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said speed was a factor in the accident.Police said, Mr. Bergstein was driving his 1994 Nissan Maxima west along Mission Road about 11:53 p.m. Tuesday when the vehicle slid on an icy surface.The Maxima spun clockwise and crossed the double yellow lines onto the right side of the road, where it rammed into a tree and turned on its side.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN REPORTER | May 17, 2007
Trainer Carl Nafzger was pacing like an expectant father in the stakes barn area of Pimlico Race Course, awaiting the arrival of Street Sense yesterday. Nafzger had driven from Kentucky to Maryland with his wife, Wanda, ahead of the flight carrying the Kentucky Derby victor while the threat of a thunderstorm loomed in the area and was relieved when Street Sense arrived and was led safely to Stall 40. "He let down. He's nice and quiet," said the trainer before he was whisked away by a driver to the post-position draw in the Inner Harbor.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,SUN REPORTER | May 7, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trainer Carl Nafzger said he was going to "sleep in" the morning after his 3-year-old charge, Street Sense, had won the Kentucky Derby. But Nafzger couldn't sleep and was at his Churchill Downs barn early serving coffee and doughnuts before 7 a.m. "You never get tired of winning the Kentucky Derby," he said. "You never get tired of reaching the higher pinnacle. In life it's hard to do and you never get tired of it." More Inside How the Preakness field is shaping up. PG 5D
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