California Chrome, third from right, charges out of the starting gate in the 139th Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun /May 17, 2014)
Maryland Jockey Club senior vice president for communications Mike Gathagan credentialed more than 1,600 media members for the 138th Preakness.
We talked to a few of them to get their take on how Saturday's race might end up. Not surprisingly, they went heavy on even-money favorite Orb, with a healthy dose of Mylute, the top challenger out of the Kentucky Derby ridden by former Maryland leading rider Rosie Napravnik.
Jennie Rees, Louisville Courier-Journal
Jerry Bossert, New York Daily News
Tim Wilkin, Albany Times Union
Gary Mihoces, USA Today
Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times
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