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Curlin (left) catches Street Sense in the shadow of the wire in the 2007 Preakness.
At the Red Board Cafe, the customer is always right. After being on the winner the day after both legs of the Triple Crown, the Belmont seems all too easyFull Story >>
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 ...
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 ...