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Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish

Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness. Taking one of the most memorable trips …


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019

‘Vanilla’ Preakness still has intrigue without Kentucky Derby winner

The Preakness won’t have the Kentucky Derby winner for the first time since 1996 and trainer D. Wayne Lukas believes that makes it a little “vanilla.”


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

D. Wayne Lukas-trained long shot Market King cleared for Preakness

Long shot Market King has been cleared to race in the Preakness. Market King had been on the veterinarian’s list in Kentucky after being scratched before the Pat Day Mile …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Tough, talented War of Will looks to wow in Preakness

War of Will came out of a rough race at the Kentucky Derby unscathed, surprisingly frisky and primed to show what he can do in the Preakness.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Bob Baffert-trained Improbable 5-2 Preakness favorite

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is seeking a record-setting eighth Preakness victory with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Improbable, War of Will among horses to watch in Preakness

Improbable and War of Will are among the horses to watch in the Preakness without the Kentucky Derby winner in the field. Trainer Bob Baffert’s Improbable was the favorite going …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

Improbable gets Mike Smith aboard for possible Preakness run

Improbable will have Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith aboard if the colt runs in the Preakness on May 18. Trainer Bob Baffert said he was making the switch from Irad …


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Kentucky Derby winner Country House won’t run in the Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Country House won’t run in the Preakness because of illness. Trainer Bill Mott says the long shot winner of horse racing’s biggest event is no longer being …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019

Major tracks to ban race-day use of anti-bleeding medication

Starting in 2020, 2-year-old horses won’t be allowed to be treated with the drug Lasix within 24 hours of racing. Lasix is a diuretic given to a majority of horses …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another impressive victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018

Justify enters Preakness Stakes chasing history in weather that could be biblical

By midday Friday, the eve of the running of the 143rd Preakness Stakes, the rain and mud threatened to overtake Pimlico Race Course. Water collected in puddles and ran in …


Preakness looks like Justify’s race to lose after Kentucky Derby win

The Preakness looks like Justify’s race to lose as long as he runs to his usual form. Opposing trainers understand it’ll take Justify regressing from what he showed in the …


Good Magic, Quip are top challengers to Justify in Preakness

Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic and Quip are the top challengers to Justify in the Preakness. Justify looks like the horse to beat as the 1-2 morning line favorite and …


Half the horses in Preakness field get 1st shot at Justify

Half the horses in the eight-horse Preakness field have yet to experience the sensation of chasing Justify to the finish line. Perhaps one of the new shooters in Saturday’s race …


Justify tests soggy Pimlico track in workout for Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Justify is getting acquainted with the track at Pimlico Race Course. He’ll attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive Saturday in the Preakness. The track was …


Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favorite to win Preakness

Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify.


Preakness could leave aging Pimlico, move to Laurel Park

Pimlico Race Course is all gussied up again this week, ready to host the Preakness on a day that will enable the 148-year-old track to survive another year. Old Hilltop …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Trainer Bob Baffert: Justify doing well after treatment for bruised heel

Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify is doing well and still on track to run in the Preakness after the Kentucky Derby winner was treated for a bruised heel on his …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017

13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness

Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides to win the Preakness by a head. The 13-1 long shot was one of five fresh horses in the Preakness …


Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 1/4 lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning …


Always Dreaming heavily favored in early Preakness wagering

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is taking heavy action in early wagering for this weekend’s Preakness. The 4-5 favorite on the morning line, Always Dreaming opened at 1-5 when advance …


Preakness offers encouraging news for Always Dreaming

Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday. Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in …


Conquest Mo Money looks to cash in at Preakness

Conquest Mo Money could be in line for a big payday in the $1.5 million Preakness. He drew the outside post in a field of 10 as a 15-1 shot …


Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness

The Preakness has never been Todd Pletcher’s race. Its position two weeks after the Derby is too soon for Pletcher. He prefers giving his horses more rest between starts. But …


Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby

Charging hard down the stretch, Lookin At Lee barely missed winning the Kentucky Derby as a 33-1 long shot. His second-place finish seemingly impressed no one. Lookin at Lee has …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire become ‘neighbors’ for Preakness Stakes

The two best horses in the Preakness Stakes will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate.


Aging Pimlico strains to keep its grip on Preakness

It’s Preakness week, so Pimlico Race Course is spruced up with flowers and fresh paint. That can’t mask the fact that 147-year-old Pimlico is showing its age, and without major …


Preakness ratings up

Exaggerator’s victory over Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the Preakness was watched on NBC by an average of more than 9.4 million people, a 6 percent increase over American Pharoah’s …


Nyquist won’t run in Belmont Stakes

So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.