Counting down the Sweet 16 in Maryland horse racing history

By Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun (May 18, 2013)


The only Triple Crown champion to be bought at auction, the undefeated Seattle Slew proved a steal, sweeping the 1977 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

The anticipation of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes set us thinking: Who are the greatest Maryland thoroughbreds of all time — the horses who were bred, born, owned or trained here?

To that end, The Sun presents its Sweet 16 of Maryland racing history, an elite group of champion colts and fillies of the past century who have done the Free State proud.

See whether you agree.

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