May 25, 2016
So it was last Saturday when Nyquist and jockey Mario Gutierrez could not sustain the pressured momentum of a hot first quarter and half and ended up beaten conclusively by their former wing man, Exaggerator, and Pimlico homeboy Kent Desormeaux. Let ...
May 21, 2016
The Preakness’s early pace is the reason why Nyquist remains a fine racehorse, even in defeat.
May 19, 2016
On Saturday, rain or shine, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will try to do what only one horse in history has done before. And what a horse that was.
May 18, 2016
There are several key differences between the fields for the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago and the Preakness on Saturday. Are they enough to change the outcome?
Peter Fluor and his partner K.C. Weiner have had extraordinary success in their racing partnership thus far with standouts such as Leigh Court and Hard Not to Like. They try their incredible luck in the Preakness with the Bob Baffert-trained Collected.
May 16, 2016
There seem to be a natural inclination to favor famous athletes when brainstorming horse names. The intersection of sporting orbits is as old as the hills, and if the horse lives up to its name it can be a PR dream for racing.
May 15, 2016
If Nyquist runs his typical race, and certainly if he duplicates his Kentucky Derby, no one is going to beat him in the 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 ...