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Report: Derby winner Country House will skip the Preakness

Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes. Photo by Jay Cannon/Capital News Service.

Country House, the winner of last week’s controversial Kentucky Derby, will skip the Preakness Stakes and not make a bid for the Triple Crown due to illness, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form.

Trainer Bill Mott told the racing publication that Country House is coming down with a cold.

Bourbon War is in for the Preakness Stakes; Maximum Security is out

Bourbon War. Credit: Leslie Martin.

Bourbon War, who fell short of qualifying for the Kentucky Derby, will enter the Triple Crown series at Old Hilltop, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today.

He’s a familiar foe to some of the Derby contenders, finishing second to Derby runner-up Code of Honor in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and fourth behind Maximum Security, Bodexpress and Code of Honor in the Florida Derby.

Logic, Diplo and Kygo to headline Preakness InfieldFest

Logic. Photo courtesy of Def Jam.

Platinum-selling rapper Logic, mega-producer Diplo and Norwegian DJ Kygo will head up the party at this year’s Preakness InfieldFest, the Stronach Group announced today.

What a new Pimlico Race Course could look like

Image via the Maryland Stadium Authority.

The dirt oval where Seabiscuit and War Admiral faced off head-to-head would be gone, torn up and relegated to history, as would the creaky grandstands and clubhouse where fans cheered on greats like Secretariat, American Pharoah and Justify, all eventual Triple Crown winners.

Under a new $424 million plan put forth in a report by the Maryland Stadium Authority, Pimlico Race Course would remain up on Old Hilltop, but everything would be razed and a new multi-use complex would be built on the 110-acre parcel. The new track, 15/16 miles in length on the dirt, would be rotated 35 degrees clockwise, and there are plans for an all new state-of-the-art clubhouse for the massive crowds that turn out for the Preakness Stakes.

Odesza joins bean-spillers Post Malone and 21 Savage on Preakness InfieldFest bill

Image via Preakness.com

The owners of Pimlico Race Course announced today that rappers Post Malone and 21 Savage and electronic duo Odesza will headline the InfieldFest at this year’s Preakness Stakes.

Officers’ Right to Privacy When Being Recorded in Public



In March of 2010, Anthony Graber was charged with felony violation of the Maryland wiretapping law. Mr. Garber was confronted by a plain-clothes police officer, Joseph David Ulher, for speeding and recklessly driving his motorcycle. Mr. Garber had a video recording device on his helmet, recording his drive. When Mr. Garber was confronted by Officer Ulher, he neglected to tell him that the device on his helmet was recording the interaction.

Preakness Likely to Retire Binge-Drinking Centaur Mascot



I’ve had a problem with Kegasus, the half-human, half-horse Preakness mascot, since his debut in 2011. But it wasn’t his low-brow, irresponsible vibe. It was mostly that despite his punning name, he isn’t a pegasus; he’s a centaur. (Come on, people!)