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  • Orb captures 139th Kentucky Derby

    Orb captures 139th Kentucky Derby
    Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey is a man who looks like the embodiment of the nickname that is all anybody calls him by. Short and unassuming, he said this week he made an effort to enjoy the run-up to the Kentucky Derby, a race he has, like any...
  • Todd Pletcher comes up short in Kentucky Derby again

    Todd Pletcher comes up short in Kentucky Derby again
    Todd Pletcher is now 1-for-36 in the Kentucky Derby. The trainer with a vast empire of horses entered five in Saturday's 139th run for the roses and, as bettors expected, Revolutionary, the colt guided by Calvin Borel, moved well over the wet track...
  • Jockey Gary Stevens discovering his love of racing again

    Jockey Gary Stevens discovering his love of racing again
    Nearly a quarter century ago, Gary Stevens was an up-and-coming jockey in Southern California, hoping to make his mark on the sport, put a lot of money in the bank and move on to something else as quickly as possible. A conversation he had with one of...
  • Fiftyshadesofhay wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

    Fiftyshadesofhay wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
    She had a cool name and a hot jockey, but Fiftyshadesofhay didn't look like she had much of a chance for most of Friday's 89th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Riding the 3-year-old filly for the first time, Joel Rosario also gave the...
  • With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed

    With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed
    For all of his laser focus on Saturday's Preakness, Claude "Shug" McGaughey couldn't help but dream ahead to the possibility of his colt, Orb, going for a Triple Crown at his home track of Belmont Park in New York. "I wouldn't be telling you the truth...
  • Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness

    Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness
    With nearly every eye at Pimlico fixated on either the uncatchable leader, Oxbow, or the Kentucky Derby winner and heavy betting favorite, Orb, Itsmyluckyday cruised under the radar to earn a little bit of redemption in Saturday's Preakness. After...
  • Preakness-proven Baffert will send 'Govenor' out for an upset

    Preakness-proven Baffert will send 'Govenor' out for an upset
    Bob Baffert strode into the Preakness stakes barn Friday morning, shouting toward Orb's trainer Shug McGaughey loud enough so all could hear. "OK, Shug, I'm here to take away that media spotlight for you," he said. Baffert, indeed, is one of the few...
  • Orb is horse to beat and has made the rest of Preakness field an afterthought

    Orb is horse to beat and has made the rest of Preakness field an afterthought
    Shug McGaughey, the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Orb, attributes his calm demeanor since that race to maturity. Had he made it to the Preakness with a Triple Crown chance at a younger age, the 64-year-old insists, the scene would have been...
  • Janney stays busy as Orb prepares for Preakness

    Janney stays busy as Orb prepares for Preakness
    Stuart Janney III, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, has not even been able to see his colt since the historic run at Churchill Downs. The chairman of the Bessemer Trust spent the early part of this week in Texas for meetings, then convened with...
  • Napravnik reflects on early days at Pimlico as she prepares for Preakness ride

    Napravnik reflects on early days at Pimlico as she prepares for Preakness ride
    Sitting in front of a microphone Friday morning, Rosie Napravnik fielded questions about her first race at Pimlico Race Course while donning a hat from her new sponsor, Snickers Bites. For the 25-year-old jockey, it was a fitting juxtaposition, as she's...
  • 2013 Kentucky Derby picks and analysis from Liam Durbin

    2013 Kentucky Derby picks and analysis from Liam Durbin
    The new points system for qualifying horses for the Kentucky Derby appears to have served its purpose. The race is full of horses with the preferred pedigree and running style to handle the distance. While this has served to restore some purity to the...
  • Quick retreat from Baltimore for Preakness champ Oxbow and defeated favorite Orb

    Quick retreat from Baltimore for Preakness champ Oxbow and defeated favorite Orb
    Most of the horses in the stakes barns at Pimlico Race Course had cleared out by 8:30 Sunday morning, having loaded into vans under the cover of early-morning rain. Plates with pieces of cake left over from last night's victory party for Oxbow dotted...