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  • Pletcher scoffs at rumors second-favorite Verrazano stopped eating

    Pletcher scoffs at rumors second-favorite Verrazano stopped eating
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Todd Pletcher knew there were rumors. He even figured some of them impugned his horses. When you're one of the winningest trainers in the game who just happens to condition a quarter of the Kentucky Derby field, that, he said,...
  • 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...
  • Orb named Belmont favorite after drawing No. 5 post

    Orb named Belmont favorite after drawing No. 5 post
    What could have been a chance at the first Triple Crown in 35 years will instead come down to this for Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney III: a shot at redemption. Always measured, Janney avoids soaring rhetoric when discussing racing. He's been...
  • 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...
  • Upset win by Oxbow gives D. Wayne Lukas record 14th victory in Triple Crown race

    Upset win by Oxbow gives D. Wayne Lukas record 14th victory in Triple Crown race
    He kept coming back, year after year, horse after horse, trying to get another victory in the Preakness Stakes before he was done. Going into the 138th running of the Triple Crown's middle leg, D. Wayne Lukas had tried eight times since Charismatic won at...
  • Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey

    Kevin Krigger could ride into Preakness history as black jockey
    The day after riding in the Kentucky Derby, Kevin Krigger packed his family and gear and headed for Pimlico Race Course — by way of Cincinnati. A woman there had captured his heart. She was Liliane Casey, 88, whose father, Jimmy Winkfield, was the...
  • Everything revolves around Orb

    Everything revolves around Orb
    The colt was a knucklehead, really. He had speed and endurance in his pedigree, but if you had polled his owners and his trainer a year ago, none would have predicted that he’d gallop in the same steps as his great-grandsire, 1977 Triple Crown...
  • Preakness analysis and betting tips

    Preakness analysis and betting tips
    (NOTE: To download Liam's full cheat sheet for all of Saturday's races, click here. Following is his analysis on the Preakness Stakes.)   There are always lots of hard luck stories in the Kentucky Derby, and some of those hard luck horses come to...
  • Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb

    Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb
    No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday and waited out a midafternoon downpour to watch Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to capture the...