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Preakness Stakes

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  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn shows no grace in losing

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn shows no grace in losing
    ELMONT, N.Y. — California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn spent the past five weeks captivating America with his folksy charm and a shoot-from-the-hip style that seemed refreshing until he shot himself in the foot on Saturday. Instead of expressing...
  • One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]

    One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]
    Hopefully many of you got to watch the Belmont Stakes on television last Saturday, if you weren't there in person. Once again, we saw how difficult it is to win American Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, but a little more about that later. I'm...
  • Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]

    Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]
    I do not follow horse racing all year but found myself intrigued by the Preakness and followed it to see if the Kentucky Derby winner prevailed. Once that happened, there was an excitement about the Belmont Stakes and a possible Triple Crown winner! It...
  • Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

    Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown
    Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question. Why is winning the Triple Crown so difficult? Elliott, Smarty Jones' jockey in 2004, rattled off a laundry list of reasons why no horse has captured the sport's most prestigious honor since...
  • California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

    California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite
    ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it. Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...
  • Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis

    Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis
    The California Chrome doubters who were talking about his slow Kentucky Derby time had to find something else to nitpick when California Chrome posted the fastest Preakness time since Curlin in 2007. And some who still remain doubters today have suggested...
  • Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

    Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport
    ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack. As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo. When he enters...
  • California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont

    California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont
    With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday....
  • Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors

    Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors
    Metro Meteor, whose abstract paintings rapidly are becoming an art world sensation, might be just a horse. And the 11-year-old bay, like all equines, has a hard time distinguishing reds from greens or browns. Yet Metro's original watercolors have become...
  • More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome in Belmont

    More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome in Belmont
    The case can be made that there is a lot more riding on California Chrome than a 100-pound jockey and a chance to be mentioned in the same conversation with the greatest thoroughbreds of all time. The case can be made that when Chrome bursts out of...
  • Affirmed's owner rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

    Affirmed's owner rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown
    Patrice Wolfson is talking about a poster. It's a pretty special poster because it shows her favorite horse racing memory. The poster displays a picture from the finish line of the 1978 Belmont Stakes, Affirmed edging out Alydar for the third time in 35...
  • Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

    Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise. "Anytime you have a horse good enough to run in one of these races, it's a pleasant surprise," said Evans, who owns a 500-...