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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 07, 2014
Now that California Chrome has validated his West Coast form and silenced all but the most stubborn skeptics, there will be a tendency lean too far in the other direction. A word of warning, though. The foregone conclusions drawn in the immediate wake ...
May 06, 2014
There are significant races in the Mid-Atlantic in the spring, summer, and fall, races with great tradition and big purses. The Preakness at Pimlico, however, stands alone.
May 18, 2013
When Oxbow led all the way to score a 16-to-1 upset in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, the result confirmed one tent of trainer Wayne Lukas’s philosophy: You can’t win if you don’t run.
May 16, 2013
Will Orb win the 2013 Triple Crown? Vegas has given him the most favorable odds since Big Brown in 2008.
The horse race called the Preakness Stakes has been run 137 times, dating back to 1873, only it’s tough to take the first couple dozen versions very seriously.
After Orb scored his decisive victory in the Kentucky Derby and was hailed as a bright new star of racing, many handicappers had a reason for skepticism. They had seen this scenario before.
In many years, a Kentucky Derby winner who won the roses on a wet track with a modest Beyer Speed Figure of 104 would be only a tepid favorite for the second leg of the Triple Crown. On Saturday, however, Orb will be even money or less in the 138th ...
May 15, 2013
As Michelle Beadle's presence on NBC's Triple Crown telecast showed, traditionalists in racing often react harshly to outsiders.
May 13, 2013
Over the years, the aristocratic families have faded from prominence and Thoroughbred racing has become democratized. It no longer operates like a private club; anyone with enough money can play the game. But when Orb won the Kentucky Derby, giving the ...
May 08, 2013
Field for the 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, May 18, with Daily Racing Form contender profiles and odds by Mike Watchmaker.