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Preakness Stakes

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  • A primer for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby

    A primer for the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby
    First things first: Grantland has a terrific look-back at Hunter S. Thompson's "The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved." I always start the Derby primer with a link to this story -- and by always, I mean I also did it last year -- and this adds...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president says Preakness brand 'has changed dramatically'

    Maryland Jockey Club president says Preakness brand 'has changed dramatically'
    Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said Saturday that the Preakness brand “has changed dramatically” in the last few years, citing an attendance bump in the infield celebration and increased security all around the racetrack.  ...
  • Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens had help on his way back to Preakness

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens had help on his way back to Preakness
    Gary Stevens became the oldest jockey to win the Preakness on Saturday, and the 50-year-old Hall of Famer has Clark Masterson to thank. Masterson, a personal trainer based in Bellevue, Wash., helped the 50-year-old jockey lose 25 pounds and nearly 8...
  • Preakness Stakes post time is set for 6:20 p.m.

    Preakness Stakes post time is set for 6:20 p.m.
    The Preakness Stakes post time -- the time the race is scheduled to begin -- is 6:20 p.m.  About 40 minutes before post, not long before horses and riders began heading to their gates, Pimlico officials said the tack's conditions were fast and firm....
  • 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...
  • Officials considering changes to Preakness security

    Officials considering changes to Preakness security
    Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness. Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...
  • Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th Preakness

    Maryland Jockey Club announces modified security policies for 138th Preakness
    On the third Saturday in May, generations of Baltimoreans marched onto the infield at Pimlico Race Course with their coolers in tow, an image that helped define the Preakness Stakes. No longer. The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled enhanced security...
  • Preakness 2013: Trying to have fun in a dangerous world

    Preakness 2013: Trying to have fun in a dangerous world
    There probably won’t be many complaints about the new carry-in restrictions that the Maryland Jockey Club will institute for this year’s Preakness weekend. The Boston Marathon bombings have put everyone in the big-crowd business on a...
  • Kentucky Derby full of intrigue with Pletcher's pack, O'Neill's return

    Kentucky Derby full of intrigue with Pletcher's pack, O'Neill's return
    Last year's chase for the Triple Crown ended when trainer Doug O'Neill stepped to a microphone stand in a patch of fenced-in grass next to a barn near the Belmont Park track. Brushing back tears, he announced that a tendon injury would prevent I'll Have...
  • Lukas secretly thought Oxbow was best hope for Preakness win

    Lukas secretly thought Oxbow was best hope for Preakness win
    D. Wayne Lukas may seem to the public an unlikely candidate to be one of the most hands-on trainers working in horse racing today. He shows up on television — like Saturday, when his horse Oxbow cruised to a win in the 138th Preakness —...
  • Louisville coach Rick Pitino watches his Kentucky Derby horse train

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino watches his Kentucky Derby horse train
    On Wednesday at Churchill Downs, a crowd clad mainly in Louisville basketball shirts gathered at Barn 45 to watch Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino as he visited a horse of which he owns five percent. Pitino, a month removed from becoming the...
  • Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness

    Itsmyluckyday has a productive day with runner-up finish in Preakness
    With nearly every eye at Pimlico fixated on either the uncatchable leader, Oxbow, or the Kentucky Derby winner and heavy betting favorite, Orb, Itsmyluckyday cruised under the radar to earn a little bit of redemption in Saturday's Preakness. After...