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Preakness Stakes

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  • Police report peaceful day at Preakness

    Police report peaceful day at Preakness
    A group of friends and family from Elkridge prepared for the Preakness as they have every year for decades. They packed tubs of Rice Krispies treats, shrimp salad, macaroni salad, cashews, soft drinks and a giant bag of Utz chips into their cars and...
  • Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb

    Oxbow wins 2013 Preakness, beating Derby winner Orb
    No Triple Crown winner this year, no first-female-jockey-to-win, no sunshine? No problem, said those who flocked to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday and waited out a midafternoon downpour to watch Oxbow leave behind Kentucky Derby winner Orb to capture the...
  • Heavy favorite Orb draws the dreaded No. 1 gate for Preakness

    Heavy favorite Orb draws the dreaded No. 1 gate for Preakness
    A few low, indecipherable noises escaped from the table where Shug McGaughey, trainer of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, sat during the post-position draw Wednesday. The horse had drawn the dreaded No. 1 gate, meaning eight horses will be closing...
  • With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed

    With Oxbow's win, Orb's Triple Crown dreams dashed
    For all of his laser focus on Saturday's Preakness, Claude "Shug" McGaughey couldn't help but dream ahead to the possibility of his colt, Orb, going for a Triple Crown at his home track of Belmont Park in New York. "I wouldn't be telling you the truth...
  • Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb

    Stuart Janney III arrives at Pimlico to check in on Orb
    Stuart Janney III, the co-owner of even-money Preakness favorite Orb, arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday morning to watch the colt once again have an easy trip around the track and then go through his morning routine. Janney, the chairman of the...
  • Oxbow takes the Preakness, dashing hopes of a Triple Crown

    Oxbow takes the Preakness, dashing hopes of a Triple Crown
    Gary Stevens caught the water bottle tossed his way, took one swig and threw it back. “He don't want any?” a man asked, considering jockeys usually shower their horses, too. Stevens shook his head from his perch atop Oxbow, the wire-to-...
  • Rain falls at Pimlico, chance that showers will continue into evening

    Rain falls at Pimlico, chance that showers will continue into evening
    Rain sprinkling the infield at Pimlico mid-afternoon Saturday didn't stop the revelry. But some jockeys are hopeful the rain won't make the track too sloppy for the Preakness Stakes, which are set to begin around 6:18 p.m. The National Weather Service...
  • Orioles keep Sept. 5 home game, Ravens to open 2013 on road

    Orioles keep Sept. 5 home game, Ravens to open 2013 on road
    The Ravens and the NFL will open up their 2013 regular season on the road after failing to find compromise in a scheduling conflict with the Orioles and Major League Baseball. Both the Ravens and Orioles released statements Friday saying that...
  • 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...
  • Everything revolves around Orb

    Everything revolves around Orb
    The colt was a knucklehead, really. He had speed and endurance in his pedigree, but if you had polled his owners and his trainer a year ago, none would have predicted that he’d gallop in the same steps as his great-grandsire, 1977 Triple Crown...
  • Preakness analysis and betting tips

    Preakness analysis and betting tips
    (NOTE: To download Liam's full cheat sheet for all of Saturday's races, click here. Following is his analysis on the Preakness Stakes.)   There are always lots of hard luck stories in the Kentucky Derby, and some of those hard luck horses come to...
  • Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary

    Secretariat's Preakness run still looks brilliant on 40th anniversary
    Secretariat was a star but not yet a legend when his van rolled up to Pimlico Race Course in the second week of May 1973. The big red horse had taken off like a rocket ship to run down the field at the Kentucky Derby, winning in less than two minutes, a...