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  • Preakness 2012 brings Ky. friends to Pimlico in quest for Triple Crown

    Preakness 2012 brings Ky. friends to Pimlico in quest for Triple Crown
    Ralph Hicks and Joe Masterson, of Bardstown, Ky., are going for the Triple Crown this year. The two traveled 30 miles south of their hometown to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. They're here attending their first Preakness today, and...
  • Jockey 'dumbfounded' by Bodemeister's loss to I'll Have Another at Preakness

    Jockey 'dumbfounded' by Bodemeister's loss to I'll Have Another at Preakness
    Mike Smith appeared dazed in the moments after his horse, Bodemeister, was again beaten by Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another — this time by a neck in Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The veteran jockey wore the frozen...
  • Union Rags looks to avoid Belmont traffic, spring upset

    Union Rags looks to avoid Belmont traffic, spring upset
    Before trainer Michael Matz can find out if Union Rags will get the clean trip he failed to get at the Kentucky Derby, the promising colt must hope for some luck with traffic. Union Rags, like all of the horses set to run in the 144th Belmont on...
  • What they're saying about I'll Have Another and the Triple Crown

    What they're saying about I'll Have Another and the Triple Crown
    Here’s a look at what some media outlets are saying about I’ll Have Another and his shot at the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. * Dick Jerardi of the Philadelphia Daily News says the speed numbers of Union Rags, who expected to...
  • Billy Turner, Seattle Slew's trainer, thinks I'll Have Another will 'run a really big race' at Belmont

    Billy Turner, Seattle Slew's trainer, thinks I'll Have Another will 'run a really big race' at Belmont
    Billy Turner will be in the stands at Belmont Park on Saturday, a shock of silver hair — and a slew of memories — tucked beneath his familiar Irish-peaked cap. At 72, he is the only living trainer of a Triple Crown champion. For now. I'll...
  • Five things to watch heading into Saturday's Belmont Stakes

    Five things to watch heading into Saturday's Belmont Stakes
    When I'll Have Another narrowly dodged being clipped by a rider-less horse who had gotten loose on the Belmont Park track last week, he avoided the sort of complication nobody had been talking about. Who could worry about something like that when there...
  • 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...
  • Animal Kingdom to miss several weeks with leg fracture

    Animal Kingdom to miss several weeks with leg fracture
    Kentucky Derby winnerAnimal Kingdom has a small fracture in the cannon bone in his left back leg and will be out of action for at least several weeks while doctors monitor his condition. The colt, who is conditioned by Maryland trainer Graham Motion...
  • 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...
  • How the horses of the Preakness get their names

    How the horses of the Preakness get their names
    Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom. These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
  • Preakness hats get the royal treatment

    Preakness hats get the royal treatment
    Move over, Animal Kingdom. This year's Preakness front-runner is likely to be the fascinator, at least in the grandstands. With the royal wedding fresh in people's minds, milliners and the fashion-forward alike predict a change in the hat fashion at...
  • Shackleford spoils Animal Kingdom's Triple Crown bid at Preakness

    Shackleford spoils Animal Kingdom's Triple Crown bid at Preakness
    Another long, hot, sticky day in the Infield has come and gone. But the event we all came to Pimlico Race Course to see -- well, at least what the people in the grandstand came to see -- was over in a hurry. Shackleford led for most of the race and set a...