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Preakness officials say they’re considering changing the timing of the second Triple Crown race

Preakness officials say they are considering moving the second Triple Crown race back to four weeks after the Kentucky Derby instead of two weeks later, which would change the timing that has been in place for decades. Aidan Butler, CEO of 1/ST Racing, which owns and runs Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore where the Preakness takes place, said it's necessary to take a close look at making changes.  "Discussion around […]

today08/14/2023 15


Baffert back from ban, wins Preakness with National Treasure after another horse euthanized

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bob Baffert choked back tears and his voice cracked while he tried to juggle the conflicting feelings of seeing one of his horses win the Preakness Stakes hours after another was euthanized on the same track. "This business is twists and turns, ups and downs," the Hall of Fame trainer said. "To win this — losing that horse today really hurt. ... It's been a very emotional […]

today05/22/2023 31


Kentucky Derby winner Mage will run in the Preakness at Pimlico on May 20

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Mage will run in the 148th Preakness following an encouraging workout at Churchill Downs, the horse's connections said. Mage galloped about 1 1/2 miles at a brisk pace with exercise rider J.J. Delgado aboard Friday morning at the track. Co-owner and bloodstock agent Ramiro Restrepo said the chestnut colt was "thriving" with good energy levels after his latest training session since winning the […]

today05/12/2023 87


Baltimore COVID vaccine factory forced to trash even more doses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional panel leaders say an additional 135 million doses of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine from a troubled Baltimore factory will have to be destroyed due to quality problems. The announcement Thursday follows a report in May that detailed how more than 400 million vaccine doses made at the Emergent BioSolutions plant would have to be trashed. The latest round of doses slated for destruction were made […]

today08/12/2022 22


Epicenter is 6-5 favorite for Preakness without Rich Strike

BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter has been set as the morning line favorite for the Preakness. Derby winner Rich Strike is not in the field of nine for the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown. Epicenter, fourth-place finisher Simplification and 14th-place finisher Happy Jack are the only horses back for the Preakness from the Derby. Rich Strike won the Derby at 80-1 with a furious charge down […]

today05/17/2022 2


Mower, co-inventor of implantable defibrillator, dies at 89

BALTIMORE (AP) — A cardiologist who helped invent an automatic implantable defibrillator that has helped countless heart patients live longer and healthier has died. Dr. Morton Mower was 89 years old when he died last week in Denver. He spent much of his medical career in Baltimore and at Sinai Hospital. The Baltimore Sun reports it was there that he and Dr. Michel Mirowski developed a miniature defibrillator that could […]

today05/02/2022 4


Nigerian man sentenced for stealing checks, credit cards

BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Maryland says a Nigerian national has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for his part in a mail fraud scheme in which he and another man stole bank checks and credit and debit cards and conducted transactions based on what they stole. U.S. Attorney for Maryland Erek L. Barron says in a news release on Wednesday that a judge […]

today03/03/2022 6


ATF still looking for ‘person of interest’ in deadly Baltimore fire

BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has published a video of a man considered to be a “person of interest” in a vacant rowhouse fire that killed three Baltimore firefighters last month. The Baltimore Sun reports that the ATF, city and state officials are offering a combined $100,000 reward to find the man. The video shows a man wearing a hoodie walking near South […]

today02/21/2022 10