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Shit-canned: Remembering the Preakness Toilet Races

“You can’t kill stupid; you can only attempt to contain it. Like on a very large infield.” – (Source: “The Quotable Tom Warner Omnibus.”) “In 2009, the first year without B.Y.O.B., attendance plummeted to 77,850 from 2008’s 112,222…” (Source: Maryland … Continue reading

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Counting down the Sweet 16 in Maryland horse racing history

By Mike Klingaman, Baltimore Sun (May 18, 2013) 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, … Continue reading

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At Preakness, Not Everybody’s Idea of Fun

By Joe Drape (The New York Times, 5/17/2011) Excessive drinking at the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, reached its nadir in 2007 when videos of young men racing atop portable toilets in the Pimlico Race … Continue reading

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