After the Derby

Maybe you’ve just perfected your Mint Julep (you can put that to work for the next two legs of the Triple Crown. But don’t put away your special Derby hat, or that distinctive Derby style because for most racing fans, the fun is only just beginning. The hats and the clothes are just part of […]

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American Pharaoh Wins the Preakness

Today in Baltimore the track was very wet — beyond “sloppy” — and Victor Espinoza was worried that American Pharaoh wouldn’t like getting mud in his face. So he made the decision to hustle American Pharaoh out of the gate and bring him right to the front. Turned out to be a great plan. American […]

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California Chrome Wins the Next Leg of the Triple Crown

I am partial to Chestnut thoroughbreds, so I was rooting for him in the Preakness. Of course he didn’t need my help. He got a picture perfect ride from Victor Espinoza and won handily. I was also very impressed by Ride On Curlin, who made a big move at the end; just not big enough.

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Will Orb take the Preakness?

Orb is now the odds-on favorite for the Preakness. He’s coming into the race having won his last five . . . but he’s drawn the #1 post position which is one of the least favorable starting positions. The Preakness is known as more of a strategy race than the Derby. So it’s a good […]

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A race of Preakness winners

What would happen if Orb were to race against past Preakness Winners? NBC Sports and HorseRaceGame.com created a fantasy race that pits Orb against 13 previous Preakness winners — War Emblem, Big Brown, Afleet Alex, Curlin, Smarty Jones, Funny Cide, Rachel Alexandra, Point Given, I’ll Have Another, Lookin at Lucky, Bernadini, Louis Quatorze and Shackleford. […]

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I’ll Have Another takes the Preakness

I will admit it: I thought that Bodemeister would win the Preakness. Without an early pace setter and over the shorter distance, I thought he’d do it, especially as coming into the backstretch the time was a full two seconds slower than the Derby. But I’ll Have Another rallied with another incredible run down the […]

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Fox finds a home at Pimlico

Here’s a red fox that will have one of the best views of the track at the big race tomorrow (and who has been watching the workouts all week. Wonder who he’s favoring? Fox finds a home at Pimlico.

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Shackleford takes the Preakness; no Triple Crown for Animal Kingdom

No matter how much I yelled “go, go, go!!!” at the TV set, Animal Kingdom wasn’t able to catch Shackleford before the wire. He made a good run for it but ran out of track too soon. Shackleford ran a great race, leading wire to wire. He’s obviously not a distance horse but the Preakness […]

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