Preakness

April 22, 2015
Jose Corrales won his biggest race as a trainer last week when Bodhisattva pulled away in the stretch of the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Pimlico. The Tesio is the final stakes for 3-year-olds in Maryland prior to the Preakness, but Corrales, who ...
April 18, 2015
Employing a stalking style while traveling for the first time and stepping up to a Grade 3, $400,000 race, Whiskey Ticket won again, showing heart to hold clear a late, wide rally from Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne.
March 23, 2015
Mr. Jordan and Competitive Edge were two of the fastest 2-year-olds in the country last season, both undefeated and relatively untested before being sidelined with injuries. But something will have to give when they launch their 3-year-old campaigns in ...
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 ...
May 15, 2014
California Chrome chose neither his parents nor his destiny. As a Thoroughbred racehorse, you pretty much work with what you’re handed at birth, and what he has done is remarkable, rising from the protection of restricted stakes competition to sit atop ...
May 14, 2014
When California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby, racing fans loved the story: down-to-earth owners, an old-school trainer, and a humbly bred colt. The saga could get even better as California Chrome attempts to win Saturday’s Preakness and move closer to ...
This has been another difficult year for the brethren in the jockey community, with a long list of members on the infirmary list.
May 13, 2014
Since 1933, the Preakness Stakes has been run without variation as the second jewel in the American Triple Crown. During that period, nine winners of the Kentucky Derby failed when asked to win the Preakness as well but then came right back to take the ...
May 12, 2014
The belief that horses need lengthy rest between races has become part of the orthodoxy of the sport.
May 08, 2014
The tout on California Chrome should have been enough. Art Sherman, though, is fresh meat to a media world, both social and traditional, bereft of preconceived Art Sherman notions. Barclay Tagg and John Servis, who were likewise thrust into the ...