05/14/2015 10:21PM

Hovdey: Firing Line furthers the mark of Zetcher


There will not be any lifting high of the Woodlawn Vase at Pimlico on Saturday after one of the eight horses entered wins the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes. For starters, it’s way too big, at nearly 30 pounds and three feet tall. Besides, the Maryland National Guardsmen on duty might have something to say about too much manhandling of the most valuable trophy in sports since they will be watching it like a hawk all day long. Imagine being the guy to drop $4 million worth of ornate sterling silver on national TV.