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Off the wire

posted: 05/26/2016 2:15 a.m. Discuss

BASEBALL Teixeira out Slumping first baseman Mark Teixeira is out of the New York Yankees' lineup against Toronto because his neck is bothering him again.

Nyquist out of Belmont Stakes

posted: 05/25/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.

Derby winner Nyquist won't run in Belmont

posted: 05/24/2016 10:58 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — The trainer of Nyquist says the Kentucky Derby winner is sick and won't run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11.

Like it is: This Preakness was for you, Bill Handleman

posted: 05/24/2016 2:53 a.m. Discuss

Obviously the bettors, and probably most of the TV audience, were pulling for Nyquist in Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

A matter of when, not if, for Keith Desormeaux

posted: 05/23/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

BALTIMORE -- For trainer Keith Desormeaux, Exaggerator's victory in the 141st Preakness was not about a deepening rivalry with Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist or about upending the latest quest for a Triple Crown.

No lie: Exaggerator wins Preakness

posted: 05/22/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner's circle with Exaggerator -- stay inside and wait.

LIKE IT IS: Pimlico no jewel; Nyquist's star loses shine

posted: 05/22/2016 2:47 a.m. Comments 2

Pimlico Race Course opened almost 150 years ago, and while you would never know it by the presentation TV makes during the track's one great day of thoroughbred racing a year, it doesn't seem to have changed a lot since War Admiral and Seabiscuit hooked up for their well-documented match race in 1938.

Commentary: Triple Crown quest nearly impossible

posted: 05/22/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

American Pharoah made us believe again, and Nyquist reminded us Saturday that nothing really changed when that interminable Triple Crown drought ended last June.

2 horses go down early on

posted: 05/22/2016 2:07 a.m. Discuss

Ten years after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro tragically broke down at the start of the Preakness, the owners of the popular colt watched another horse they bred die during a race on a rainy Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Off the wire

posted: 05/22/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

BASEBALL Mets’ Duda out again Lucas Duda is out of the lineup again with a bad back, and the New York Mets are concerned about their power-hitting first baseman.

Here comes the mud

posted: 05/21/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

BALTIMORE -- Let it rain again on the Preakness. Team Nyquist doesn't seem concerned.

Rick Lee’s Preakness selections and analysis

posted: 05/21/2016 2:49 a.m. Discuss

3 NYQUIST;Mario Gutierrez;Doug O'Neill; 3-5

Go Maggie Go wins at Pimlico

posted: 05/21/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

BALTIMORE -- Coming off a fourth-place finish in the prestigious Kentucky Oaks, Go Maggie Go found her way back into the winning circle in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

Like It Is: Muddy track may be Nyquist's biggest foe

posted: 05/20/2016 2:04 a.m. Discuss

Standing under an eave to stay semi-dry from a rain that had seemed to have taken up residence in Baltimore, a lesson was learned watching the 1983 Preakness.

Preakness nears end at Pimlico

posted: 05/20/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

Change is coming to horse racing in Maryland, offering the potential to bolster an industry that has long been important to the state. But the pride of a downtrodden neighborhood, concern about maintaining tradition and the desire of a high-powered corporation to appeal to upscale clients are all in play as debate rages about the form that change should take.

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