Keith Desormeaux was ready to strangle his younger brother, Kent, when he watched him steer Exaggerator to the rail in the 141st Preakness.
All the other jockeys seemed determined to get to the outside, so he figured Kent was riding straight into a muddy quagmire. “What’s he doing?” he recalled thinking.
“Welcome to my house!” Kent interjected in a merry singsong, reminding Keith that when it comes to navigating the biggest races, he’s still the master.
He certainly was Saturday, when he raced Exaggerator past Kentucky Derby champion Nyquist to win the Preakness and dash hopes for a second consecutive Triple Crown. The margin of...