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 …
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. …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring and summer!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Georgetown and Glover Park and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Pathc. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Washington Capitals are facing the New York Rangers. Here's where like-minded fans may be hanging out this weekend.
Plenty of people in Georgetown are ready to root our own Washington Capitals on through the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Capitals opened at home Thursday evening against the New York Rangers. They play Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and again Monday at 7:30 p.m. Over at SB Nation, the expert predictions on the Stanley Cup Playoffs are all over the place when it comes to the Caps and Rangers, but most agree this series will go six or even seven games. You don't have to trek to the Verizon Center to catch the game, though. It'll be televised on TSN, NBCSN, MSG and CSN-DC. And there are plenty of great places to watch the game. Interested in watching with a crowd? Here in Georgetown, head out to: Have other suggestions? Who do you think will …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A local runner has taken on the challenge of completing 30 races in one year.
Crossing the finish line in a race is an experience few things can match, some runners will tell you. That's been the case for Arlington resident Lauren Bailey, who started running seven years ago. But Bailey's first marathon didn't go exactly as planned. “At mile 15-and-a-half, I had heatstroke,” she told Patch. “So I had to stop running the marathon, and it was the single most disappointing thing that had ever happened to me… I knew I never wanted to feel that way again.” Bailey used that initial setback to fuel her determination and embarked on a personal challenge that was at the same time daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. “For my 30th birthday, I knew I wanted to do something big…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday could affect security measures at DC-area races.
Updated 10:14 p.m. Monday The explosions that killed three and injured more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon could have implications for DC's Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) in October. For now the MCM team is focused on supporting Boston organizers in any way they can. "I really can't tell you at this time what we're planning or doing until I get together with our staff," Tami Faram, a spokesperson for MCM, told Patch in a phone interview. Faram is in Boston supporting the communications and marketing team for the Boston race; the security team for MCM is located in Quantico, Va. "Right now we really just want to concentrate on supporting our friends here in Boston," Faram added. The Marine Corps Marathon responded to …
One of the nine runners from Georgetown told Patch she was not injured in explosions near the finish line. If you have updates, let us know.
There were two explosions near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. Nine Georgetown runners were registered to run in the race. More than 100 people were injured in the explosions and that three people are dead, reports Back Bay Patch. There are nine Georgetown residents and a total of 171 DC residents who registered to run the 2013 Boston Marathon. It was not immediately clear whether any local runners were injured, but throughout the day word came through the many of them were safe. The race shut down as soon as security became a concern. According to video of the explosion, it went off at about 4:09 on the race clock. You can track Georgetown runners from the 20007 by bib number at the Boston …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The GWU Invitational is the largest collegiate rowing competition in the Washington metropolitan area.
The annual 2013 George Washington Rowing Invitational takes over the Potomac River and the Georgetown waterfront this weekend. Teams began competing from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, and the event continues from 8 to 11 a.m. and again from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. You can view the finish line from the Washington Harbour, sitting outside at restaurants like Tony & Joe's or Nick's Riverside Grill, or by sitting on the steps down to the river in the waterfront park. There is also a large screen live-streaming the races, and the rowers make their way down the Potomac River from west of the Key Bridge, wrapping up at Thompson Boat Center. The invititational includes teams from Georgetown, Navy, Saint Joseph's, M.I.T., Gonzaga, Holy Cross, Virginia and the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Television schedule, odds and where you can settle in to watch.
March Madness comes to an end Monday night with Michigan and Louisville vying for the NCAA Championship. The game begins at 9:23 p.m., and the men's championship game will be televised by CBS. The Vegas line for the championship gives Louisville a 4-point edge. Here are a few places you might think about going in Georgetown if you want to watch the game with a group:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan and Syracuse go for the title. Here's where to watch.
Finally, the NCAA Final Four. The March Madness 2013 Final Four television schedule begins Saturday with a television schedule that includes Louisville v. Wichita State followed by Michigan v. Syracuse. The Vegas lines on the Final Four give Louisville a 9.5-point edge and favor Michigan by 2. Sure, your March Madness tournament brackets are probably busted, but you can still have fun with the tournament. How? Here's Charles Barkley on David Letterman discussing March Madness. And here are a few bars and restaurants with televisions, so you can watch the tournament with other March Madness junkies: Have other suggestions? Tell us in the comments.