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  • I'll Have Another is 4-5 favorite to win Triple Crown

    I'll Have Another is 4-5 favorite to win Triple Crown
    In his bid to win horse racing's elusive Triple Crown, I'll Have Another today was named a 4-5 favorite for Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Immediately after the No. 11 post position and odds were announced, I'll Have Another's connections tweeted, "We drew...
  • I'll Have Another holds off Bodemeister to win 2012 Preakness

    I'll Have Another holds off Bodemeister to win 2012 Preakness
    All along, they had been so relaxed. So when it came time for Team O'Neill's horse to make his charge -- a historic one -- the colt moved forward almost nonchalantly. I'll Have Another glided past Bodemeister to win the 137th running of the Preakness...
  • Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister

    Jockey optimistic about chances with Bodemeister
    Jockey Mike Smith arrived full of confidence at Pimlico on Friday. And why not? He will ride Morning Line favorite Bodemeister out of the No. 7 gate in the Preakness. "As we all know, so many things can happen in a race, but if given the opportunity,...
  • Jockey Mario Gutierrez reflects on I'll Have Another

    Jockey Mario Gutierrez reflects on I'll Have Another
    No one's life was changed more by I'll Have Another's Triple Crown chase than 25-year-old jockey Mario Gutierrez. While his winning form on the colt far from guarantees even that the jockey will get on great horses -- that side of the sport is very...
  • Rosie Napravnik becomes first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks

    Rosie Napravnik becomes first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks
    Last year, as she came down the stretch of the Kentucky Oaks, Rosie Napravnik thought to herself, “Girl power.” She would have been the first woman to win the race for the top 3-year-old fillies, an event that in recent years has come to...
  • Preakness parties gallop across state lines

    Preakness parties gallop across state lines
    The Preakness is, let's face it, the dark horse on the nation's party planning circuit. After all, the second leg of the Triple Crown is squeezed between its more challenging and prestigious cousins, the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. And, it's...
  • Turn to Team NBC for most complete Preakness TV coverage

    Turn to Team NBC for most complete Preakness TV coverage
    Last year, 8.8 million viewers saw NBC’s coverage of the Preakness. That’s the kind of big-tent mass audience that makes the race one of Baltimore’s showcase events. And that doesn’t count the hundreds of thousands who will watch...
  • Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks

    Derby notes: Rosie Napravnik becomes first woman to win Kentucky Oaks
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The red-headed girl who shocked Maryland horse racing with her daring debut in 2005 was coronated as an elite jockey Friday at Churchill Downs. Rosie Napravnik won the Kentucky Oaks on Believe You Can. She is the first woman to...
  • I'll Have Another trainer tells governor horse is 'gonna win' Preakness Stakes

    I'll Have Another trainer tells governor horse is 'gonna win' Preakness Stakes
    Gov. Martin O'Malley scored the behind-the-scene tour most Preakness fans wish for: an up-close look at the 11 horses in the Stakes Stables. Tom Chuckas, president of the Maryland Jockey Club, walked the governor around the barns, packed high with hay...
  • Race-by-race results at Pimlico

    Race-by-race results at Pimlico
    Race 1 Varsity kicked off the 2012 Preakness with a win in a five-furlong run on Pimlico’s turf. He entered the race as the favorite at 7-5. Agnostic, ridden by Maryland’s 2011 top jockey Sheldon Russell, finished second, while Night...
  • Strong showing by Astrology no surprise to his connections

    Strong showing by Astrology no surprise to his connections
    All week, George Bolton told anyone who would listen that Astrology was better than a 14-1 long shot in the 136th Preakness, even if he had run only two races as a 3-year-old, and even if he smashed his head on the starting gate last time out. Bolton,...
  • Can I'll Have Another win Triple Crown? Opinions are mixed

    Can I'll Have Another win Triple Crown? Opinions are mixed
    Only 30 horses have made it to the Belmont Stakes with a chance to win the Triple Crown. Eleven have succeeded. This is whyI'll Have Another's quest to become the 12th at Belmont Park on June 9 will captivate a nation that long ago stopped paying...