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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...
  • Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history

    Preakness starters Orb, Titletown Five have a history
    One of the colts entered in Saturday’s 138th running of the Preakness Stakes can lay claim to a distinction not shared by seven others:  He’s actually finished ahead of the expected favorite Orb in a race. Titletown Five, one of three...
  • 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...
  • Rain at Pimlico isn't a welcome sight for Preakness jockeys

    Rain at Pimlico isn't a welcome sight for Preakness jockeys
    Among the concerns for jockeys at the Preakness today is the weather. Shortly before rain began to fall minutes ago, jockeys were watching the skies. Some know all too well that their horses don’t respond to sloppy tracks, and they were holding...
  • NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast

    NBC Sports delivers another winning Preakness telecast
    Whether it's a Sunday night football game or the third Saturday in May at Pimlico, when NBC Sports floods the zone with members of its A-Team, the telecast is almost always a winner. That was again the case for the 138th Preakness Stakes -- thanks to...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Black Onyx scratches from Kentucky Derby because of ankle injury

    Black Onyx scratches from Kentucky Derby because of ankle injury
    Late Thursday morning, trainer Kelly Breen spoke about his stable's lack of notoriety. "We call it flying under the radar," he said. "You guys might call it lack of respect. We're a small stable. We have some good horses. We've been to the Derby every...