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Frank J. DeFrancis Dash, Jim McKay Maryland Million reviving Racing in Maryland

The Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash, a yearly event at Laurel Park racetrack, ran on November 14th in Prince George’s County. Hailed as one of the most elite sprints in the country, the DeFrancis Dash features top thoroughbred horses age three and older competing over a distance of six furlongs. 828 more words

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Gulfstream Park West opinions for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21

Gulfstream Park West for Friday, Nov. 20

Race 4: #2 Duffle Bag (5-1) 

This 2-year-old showed speed in his debut at Pimlico and now drops into a maiden claimer for the first time and tries turf. 174 more words

Horse Racing

Water Main Break Leaves Pimlico Short on Preakness Day

BALTIMORE — A water-main break around two miles from Pimlico Race Course has left the track short of water on Preakness Day.

Pimlico spokesman David Joseph says officials are working to correct the water-pressure problem. 89 more words

CBS Washington

American Pharoah wins 140th running of the Preakness Stakes; keeping Triple Crown bid alive

BALTIMORE (AP/PIX11) — American Pharoah has won the Preakness in a driving rain, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid.

With victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, American Pharoah needs a win in the Belmont Stakes to become the sport’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. 84 more words

News

Pimlico Official Says Preakness Could Move To Sunday In 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) — Preakness officials are considering moving the Triple Crown race to Sunday, a switch that could come as soon as next year.

Speaking hours before the running of the Preakness on Saturday, Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra said, “I’m a believer in running the big days when people are off.” 80 more words

Local

The weather ‘what-ifs’ for today’s Preakness Stakes

If a hard thunderstorm hits Baltimore today an hour or two before post time at the 2015 Preakness Stakes, it could create a wet, sloppy mess on the Pimilco Race Course. 413 more words

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