Preakness

Local News
9:06 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Derby Champ California Chrome Leads 10-Horse Preakness Field

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Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.    

Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome will break from the No. 3 post, which has produced 10 winners in the previous 138 runnings of the 1 3/16-mile race.

Social Inclusion is the 5-1 second choice of new Pimlico oddsmaker Keith Feustle. The colt drew the No. 8 post on Wednesday.

Bayern and Ride On Curlin are the co-third choices at 10-1.

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Local News
6:45 pm
Sat May 18, 2013

No Triple Crown This Year: Oxbow Wins Preakness Stakes

Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.

Oxbow quickly grabbed the lead out of the starting gate. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and 15th Triple Crown victory, most in horse racing history.

It was the third Preakness win for 50 year old jockey Gary Stevens, who returned to riding this year after seven years in retirement.

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Local News
4:34 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Orb is the Solid Favorite in Nine-Horse Preakness Field

Despite a less-than-ideal post position draw, Kentucky Derby winner Orb remains the solid favorite for tomorrow’s  Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown.

Orb is coming off a two-and-a-half length Derby victory and trainer Shug McGaughey says he “couldn’t  be more pleased” with the colt’s workouts over the past two weeks.

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Sports
7:05 pm
Sat May 19, 2012

I'll Have Another Wins Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another has captured the second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, overtaking Bodemeister at the finish line to win the 137thPreakness Stakes.

I’ll Have Another now has a chance to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.  The final leg of the series is the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.

As he did in the Derby,  I’ll Have Another came on strong in the stretch to edge out Bodemeister, who led for most of both races.   

The third-place Preakness finisher was Creative Cause.  

Sports
12:55 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

Six Derby Horses in Preakness Stakes Field

A field of eleven is entered for tomorrow’s Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. 

Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister was made the morning line favorite this week. He’ll run from post position seven.

Derby winner I’ll Have Another was the early second choice. He’ll break from
post position nine. A Preakness win would set up an opportunity for him to become racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.