Preakness Stakes http://wfpl.org en Why Hasn't a Racehorse Won the Triple Crown Since 1978? http://wfpl.org/post/why-hasnt-racehorse-won-triple-crown-1978 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three racehorses won the Triple Crown in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and n</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">one have won the ultimate thoroughbred distinction in the subsequent decades. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:10:14 +0000 Joseph Lord 9502 at http://wfpl.org Why Hasn't a Racehorse Won the Triple Crown Since 1978? Post Positions for California Chrome and the 10 Other Belmont Stakes Contenders http://wfpl.org/post/post-positions-california-chrome-and-10-other-belmont-stakes-contenders <p>Ten horses are expected to challenge California Chrome's bid Saturday to be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.</p><p>Post positions and odds were set Wednesday in Elmont, New York.&nbsp;</p><p>California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is the favorite at 3-5. Wicked Strong, the Derby fourth-place finisher, is the second choice at 6-1.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are the runners, jockeys and odds for the 11 horses running in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:25:48 +0000 Joseph Lord 9492 at http://wfpl.org Post Positions for California Chrome and the 10 Other Belmont Stakes Contenders California Chrome Wins the Preakness Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/california-chrome-wins-preakness-stakes <p>California Chrome has taken another step toward becoming the first Triple Crown winner since 1978's Affirmed.</p><p>The Kentucky Derby winner outran nine other contenders Saturday to take the 139th Preakness&nbsp;Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico&nbsp;Race Course. California Chrome, a heavy favorite, was followed by Ride on Curlin and Social Inclusion.</p><p>California Chrome is the 13th&nbsp;horse since Affirmed to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown. The last Triple Crown contender after two races was I'll Have Another, who dropped out of the 2012 Belmont Stakes with an injury.</p> Sat, 17 May 2014 22:44:56 +0000 Joseph Lord 9365 at http://wfpl.org California Chrome Wins the Preakness Stakes For the First Time Since '09, a Filly Will Run in the Preakness http://wfpl.org/post/first-time-09-filly-will-run-preakness <p>A filly is going to run in the Preakness Stakes for the first time since 2009, when Rachel Alexandra won the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ria Antonia will be ridden by Calvin </span>Borel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who guided Rachel Alexandra to victory.</span></p><p>Ria Antonia is coming off a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, where she has been training.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:48:17 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 9328 at http://wfpl.org For the First Time Since '09, a Filly Will Run in the Preakness Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Headed to Preakness Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-derby-winner-california-chrome-headed-preakness-stakes <p>Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will head to Baltimore to race in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of American horse<span style="line-height: 1.5;">racing’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Triple Crown. Despite the elusive allure of the sport's grandest prize, California Chrome’s trainer, 77-year-old Art Sherman, is confident his horse has what it takes.</span></p><p>“I want to tell you something," Sherman said Saturday after the Derby. "I think California Chrome is the rock star, and I’m his manager, and I’m going all the way.”</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 11:52:23 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9269 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Headed to Preakness Stakes Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Draws Rail Position for Preakess Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-derby-winner-orb-draws-rail-position-preakess-stakes <p>Kentucky Derby winner Orb has drawn the rail in Saturday's Preakness and has been installed an overwhelming even-money favorite in the nine-horse race.</p><p>Orb will seek to keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Orb won the Derby by 2½ lengths as the betting favorite. The brown colt is looking for his sixth straight victory as part of the smallest Preakness field since 2007.</p><p>Govenor Charlie, trained by Bob Baffert, was added to the list Wednesday for the 1 3/16th-mile race.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 23:09:55 +0000 Associated Press 5413 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Derby Winner Orb Draws Rail Position for Preakess Stakes