Tuesday, May 21, 2013
At 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jeff Galloway, a 1972 Olympian, will meet and greet customers at the Pikesville store.
Jeff Galloway Fleet Feet Sports, Pikesville. Galloway, a member of the 1972 Olympics, runs marathon training programs and programs for running injury-free, according to a newsletter from Fleet Feet. Fleet Feet has a Galloway Marathon/Half Marathon Training in the works, and participants can still join. Also on Tuesday, Fleet Feet will be holding its weekly Fun Run at 6 p.m. Tuesday, and all are welcome to join. The store is located at 1809 Reisterstown Road, Suite 149, in The Festival at Woodholme shopping center.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, finished fourth.
Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot, went nearly wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas the all-time lead in Triple Crown race victories with 14. The bay colt, ridden by 50-year old Gary Stevens and owned by Calumet Farm, took the lead early from Goldencents and won the $1 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown by 1 ¾ lengths holding off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute in 1:57.54. Oxbow also ended hopes for a Triple Crown winner for another year. Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, never got started from his No. 1 post position and finished a disappointing fourth. "I get paid to spoil dreams," Lukas said after the race. "You can’t mail it in, it’s a different surface, a different …
From A to Z, a wild, fun time at the 138th Preakness Stakes.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The 138th running of the Baltimore tradition will be held this Saturday.
We're in the final stretch before the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Here's what you need to know. When is it? The Triple Crown race will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Pimlico. NBC (WRC, WBAL) and Horse Racing Radio Network (WSPZ-AM in Washington is the only area affiliate) will have the call, which will also be streaming on the radio network's website. The first post on the day is at 10:45 a.m. Tickets? They are still available. Infield tickets are $60. Admission to the grandstand starts at $25, with box seats starting at $110. Tickets for the infield Mug Club, which include unlimited beer, are sold out. Weather? It's forecast to be partly sunny in Baltimore Saturday, with a high of 78. …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Kentucky Derby winner will arrive days ahead of the second race in the Triple Crown.
Call it a homecoming. Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, will arrive at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday, for the Preakness Stakes the following weekend, the Maryland Jockey Club announced earlier this month. Orb is owned by northern Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney. Trainer Shug McGauhey confirmed the plans with jockey club President Tom Chuckas and race officials in a phone call on earlier this month, according to the release. The horse is McGauhey's third to run in the Preakness, and first since 1989. "I’m looking forward to getting this process going again and running in the Preakness," McGaughey said in the release. Possible competitors for Orb at the Preakness could include Kentucky Derby racers Mylute, Oxbow, Will Take Charge, …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Orb won the first leg of the Triple Crown Saturday, making up major ground in the home stretch to win the Kentucky Derby.
Orb, a thoroughbred with Maryland ties, won the Kentucky Derby Saturday, setting up a potential homecoming story later this month at the Preakness. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Orb began well back in the 20-horse field, before closing very strong in the home stretch. "I was really far back," Rosario told NBC. "I said hopefully he can go faster than that. I was saying maybe I was too far back, but it was so easy." See video of the race on NBCSports.com. The horse is owned by northern Baltimore County resident Stuart S. Janney, an executive with a New York-based financial firm, according to The Sun. Orb's father, Malibu Moon, is owned by Bel Air's Pons family of Country Life Farm, The Sun reported last month. The winning time was 2:02.89, as Orb…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The baseball raffle fundraiser is being held so that the neighborhood watch group can buy radios.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The state comptroller criticizes the president of Towson University and compares her to a movie villain.
Comptroller Peter Franchot went "Old School" on Towson University President Maravene Loeschke during a Wednesday meeting. Literally. Before calling for the resignation of Loeschke, the comptroller gave the Towson University president a political tongue lashing in absentia. Then Franchot, the Amherst graduate, dropped in a pop culture reference comparing her to the Dean Gordon "Cheese" Pritchard, head of the fictional Harrison University in the movie "Old School." Pritchard, played by Jeremy Piven, lies and schemes and connives to thwart a group of middle-age men who attempt to start their own fraternity. In this case, Franchot was worked up over how Loeschke choose to tell students she was eliminating the men's baseball and soccer programs…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Pikesville store's regular event will be a show of solidarity in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, said owner Karen Levin. All are welcome to attend.
The bombings at the Boston Marathon have shaken the running world, but runners will not quit. "It's a terrible, terrible thing," Karen Levin, owner of Fleet Feet in Pikesville said Tuesday about the Monday bombings. Along with other running stores in the area and the country, however, Fleet Feet is dedicating its 6 p.m. Tuesday run to those who are and were in Boston. "Mainly to say, 'We are there with them, we are running in solidarity, and we are going to continue to run,'" she said. While the runners Levin and her husband Bobby know made it through the marathon without injury, she said she has heard that there "were some injured from Maryland." A Cockeysville resident was among them. Read the report on Hunt Valley-Cockeysville Patch. A …
The Super Bowl most valuable player will do public signings April 20.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will do a public autograph signing this week in Pikesville. There are fees for autographs, and items may be dropped off beforehand, according to The Great Moments Inc. website. Check the Flacco event site for details. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Doubletree, 1726 Reisterstown Rd, according to a tweet from @TeamFlacco. Great Moments is a retail store that specializes in "autographed sports memorabilia and hosting autograph sessions," its website states. Nearby, there's a store at 23 Padonia Road in Timonium. There are also stores in Westminster, White Marsh and Frederick.