| May 11, 2013
| 1:34 PM
An eighth Preakness starter has been named, and he will bring jockey Rosie Napravnik back to the state where her career began to ride for the first time in its premier race.
Mylute, fifth at the Kentucky Derby, will run in the 138th Preakness on...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Nicole Stall boarded the first plane to Maryland she could catch when she heard of Benjamin Boniface's death last June.
She was there to grieve the death of a boy she had known since his birth.
But also to work. In the days after the 20-year-old's death...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Union Rags ate contentedly in his stall Sunday morning, 15 hours after finally fulfilling his promise — and some would say destiny — with a thrilling win at the Belmont Stakes.
The once-beleaguered colt had arrived at 1 in the morning....
| May 6, 2012
| 5:10 PM
As preparations begin on Old Hilltop for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, the star of the field already has a confirmed arrival date.
Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will show up Monday, much earlier than originally expected...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Elmont, NY – Paynter stayed where he was, a few feet off the rail, charging toward the finish.
Everyone whose heart had been broken by Union Rags before must have had the same thought: he's not going to squeeze through.
But then, delivering upon...
| May 5, 2012
| 7:46 PM
About 7 p.m. Saturday, 25-year-old Mario Gutierrez was escorted by a group of handlers and police officers into the paddock at Churchill Downs.
The sign over his head, the one touting the 138 years of Kentucky Derby history by listing the first and...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:41 PM
D. Wayne Lukas has had plenty of success with horses running in the second leg of the Triple Crown. His five career wins at Pimlico's featured event speak for themselves.
But this year, Lukas decided to take a slightly different approach. His horse,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 4:34 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Really, the frustration began at last year’s Belmont.
That’s when Animal Kingdom, Graham Motion’s finest horse to date, was cut off and, while veering away, clipped heels and almost tossed his jockey. It took a thunderous run at the end...
| May 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
At the desk where he works through entries after all of his morning training sessions are through, Michael Matz keeps a photo leaning against the wall.
In a walnut frame, it is slightly – and surprisingly – faded. The text below a horse in...
| May 19, 2012
| 7:11 PM
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...