Preakness

May 20, 2015
The Preakness monsoon cleared out the Pimlico infield, spread out the field by 48 lengths from front to back, and played mind games with figure makers, including those of us at Beyer Central. “Making figures is sometimes a science and sometimes an ...
May 16, 2015
Under the dark skies over Pimlico, American Pharoah shone brightly in the Preakness. He not only displayed his usual high speed, but he was the only one of the key contenders who handled with aplomb the wind, the driving rain, the mu,d and even a ...
May 14, 2015
The raising of the trophy has become a Triple Crown race tradition, akin to a matador brandishing two ears and a tail after dealing with an especially cooperative bull. For purposes of photographs, and safety, a 14-inch replica of the Woodlawn Vase is ...
I believe American Pharoah has a big forward move coming in the Preakness when we might see the big-margin win some were expecting in the Kentucky Derby.
May 13, 2015
That race in Kentucky two Saturdays ago was one of the most logical and uneventful Kentucky Derbies you will ever see. Now the first three finishers, all of whom enjoyed perfect trips at the front of the field, are all back in an eight-horse Preakness ...
Victor Espinoza wasn’t taking any chances aboard American Pharoah with the Kentucky Derby at stake and a tenacious Firing Line digging in for the long haul down the stretch at Churchill Downs. Espinoza gave his colt a rat-a-tattooing reminiscent of the ...
May 12, 2015
Do not be impressed with the circulating stat that nine of the last 18 Kentucky Derby winners have come right back to take the Preakness. Or be impressed, but prepare to be disappointed.
May 11, 2015
When the 140th Preakness is run at Pimlico on Saturday, the event will be the shining moment of the year in Maryland racing, but it also will represent the industry’s most vexing problem.
May 06, 2015
Gary Stevens says he knows how to beat American Pharoah in the Preakness with Firing Line. He does not say he is going to beat American Pharoah in the Preakness with Firing Line, but he knows what he needs to do to make it happen.
May 19, 2014
As soon as the gate opened, the 139th Preakness was a battle of tactics and wits as much as a test of raw speed. The field was loaded with potential front-runners, and the jockeys neither wanted to let a formidable rival steal away nor get involved in ...