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  • 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...
  • Rosie Napravnik believes Mylute can run with Orb in Preakness

    Rosie Napravnik believes Mylute can run with Orb in Preakness
    Kentucky Derby winner Orb is the even-money favorite for the Preakness, so the biggest topics leading up to the weekend have, obviously, been about his chances and how to beat him on Saturday. “The jockey was just here," Mylute jockey Rosie...
  • 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...
  • Orb and Departing roamed the same field before becoming racehorses

    Orb and Departing roamed the same field before becoming racehorses
    They likely won't recognize each other Saturday as they go to the gate for the 138th Preakness. Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, and Departing, a horse some believe could be the only one capable of ending this year's Triple Crown chase in Baltimore, will...
  • Michael Phelps is the second-most influential athlete in U.S.

    Michael Phelps is the second-most influential athlete in U.S.
    Michael Phelps is the second-most influential athlete in the United States, according to data from surveys conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research and published by Forbes.com. Phelps ranks behind only Tim Tebow, a quarterback without a team, and...
  • 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...
  • 2013 Preakness Day entries and comments from Maryland Jockey Club

    2013 Preakness Day entries and comments from Maryland Jockey Club
    May. 18, Post Time: 10:45AM Entries and comments provided by the Maryland Jockey Club First - Purse $55,000, AOC $25,000-$20,000, 3 yo's & up, One And One Sixteenth Miles Post, Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Odds 1 Aussi Austin, Rosario, R.Rodriguez, 3-1...
  • Kentucky Derby fixture D. Wayne Lukas has two more chances to return to winner's circle

    Kentucky Derby fixture D. Wayne Lukas has two more chances to return to winner's circle
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Standing outside of his barn at Churchill Downs, leaning against a temporary fence that seems more invitation that blockade, D. Wayne Lukas is as much a Kentucky Derby fixture as spilled bourbon and bad bets. The Derby takes...
  • 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,...
  • 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...