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  • Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history

    Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history
    One of the colts entered in Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness Stakes can lay claim to a distinction not shared by seven others:  He’s actually finished ahead of the expected favorite Orb in a race. Titletown Five, one of three...
  • Jockeying for position

    Jockeying for position
    Behind a door just off the paddock area of Pimlico Race Course, several jockeys are prepping for the day's races. They're handicapping the competition, comparing notes on horses and, in at least one case, going through a yoga sequence: reaching back to...
  • Preakness field coming together slowly

    Preakness field coming together slowly
    Some years, Maryland Jockey Club stakes coordinator Coley Blind has to turn horses away from the Preakness.  He and other members of the staff may look through the credentials of 20 horses, calculating their earnings -- the Preakness uses a fairly...
  • McGaughey stumbled into training but now has Triple Crown shot with Orb

    McGaughey stumbled into training but now has Triple Crown shot with Orb
    Much like the nickname “Shug,” Claude R. McGaughey III’s plans after college were a mystery to him. McGaughey, who trains Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness favorite Orb, was a student at the University of Mississippi’s business...
  • Todd Pletcher knocks down rumors about Verrazano's lack of appetite

    Todd Pletcher knocks down rumors about Verrazano's lack of appetite
    Todd Pletcher knew there were rumors. When you're one of the winningest trainers in the game who just happens to condition a fifth of the Kentucky Derby field, there are going to be rumors about your horses. He hadn't heard specifics, like the one about...
  • 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...
  • Govenor Charlie set for Preakness ... probably

    Govenor Charlie set for Preakness ... probably
    It's (mostly) official: Govenor Charlie will run in the Preakness. Maybe. Trainer Bob Baffert told Pimlico officials Tuesday morning that he planned to run the colt, listed as “possible” since skipping the Kentucky Derby. But later in...
  • 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...