Now that the post positions for the Belmont Stakes have been drawn, we at least can make an educated guess on how the race might be run. read blog
NBC network will provide two hours of coverage June 7 and start its pre-race program at 3 p.m. June 8. Post time for the Belmont Stakes is 6:36 p.m. EDT.
Giant Finish, who finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in his final serious work for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 4, breezing a half-mile on the main track.
Just looking at recent history, eight of the previous dozen Belmont Stakes winners were by sires who won grade I races at 1 1/4 miles or longer, including three winners by previous Belmont Stakes winners.
Trainer Ken McPeek confirmed Monday June 3 that Magic City Thoroughbred Partners' Frac Daddy will run Saturday in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park in field that could include 15 starters.
Trainer Shug McGaughey said June 2 that Orb definitely will be pointed toward the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) following the colt's half-mile work in :48 and gallop-out of five furlongs in a sharp 1:00 2/5.
Trainer Dallas Stewart said May 28 Golden Soul, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is doing "awesome" after taking a while to recover from his effort in the Derby.
Jon & Joel recap the Preakness and the breakout performance by Oxbow. They also discuss Orb's disappointing performance at Pimlico, and take an early look at the Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby winner Orb returned to the Belmont Park main track May 23 for the first time since his fourth-place finish in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), galloping a mile and pleasing trainer Shug McGaughey.
10 questions about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness to inspire thought. read blog
by John P. Sparkman
Orb is Lady Liberty's fourth foal and second winner.
You don't witness it very often, but one of those cheering the loudest for D. Wayne Lukas and Oxbow in the final quarter mile of the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was one of his opponents in the race. read blog
Experience an interactive turn-by-turn slideshow of the 2013 Preakness Stakes. View Experience
Viewers tuning in to see if Orb could continue his Triple Crown run in the Preakness moved overnight ratings up for the Preakness during NBC's coverage of the second jewel of the Triple Crown May 18.
Evan Hammonds recaps Oxbow and his Preakness Stakes win and how Orb performed. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps Oxbow and his Preakness Stakes win and how Orb performed.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, his Preakness (gr. I) winner Oxbow, and the rest of his nine-horse contingent this week at Pimlico Race Course were on the highway before dawn May 19 heading back to their base at Churchill Downs.
Hall of fame trainer Shug McGaughey shares his thoughts on Orb's fourth-place finish in the May 18 Preakness (gr. I) on the morning of May 19, and speaks of plans for the future including a potential Bemont Stakes run. watch video
Tom LaMarra recaps Oxbow's victory in the Preakness Stakes. Watch Video
Calumet Farm's Oxbow gunned to the front from the gate in the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 and never looked back to post a 1 3/4-length victory at 15-1.
Images of the week that lead up to the big day at Pimlico. View Slideshow
Can the Kentucky Derby winner hold off eight challengers -- including five wheeling back from that race two weeks ago -- in the May 18 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico? Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey thinks so.
Pete wonders how to make money on the Preakness card. read blog
With the forecast calling for a high temperature of 70 degrees and a strong possibility of rain for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the Maryland Jockey Club could be hard-pressed to surpass last year's record crowd of 121,309.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb eats some breakfast early Preakness morning at Pimlico. Watch Video
Trainer Shug McGaughey gives Orb a bath on the morning of Preakness Stakes. Watch Video
Kentucky Derby winner Orb eats some breakfast early Preakness morning at Pimlico.
Trainer Shug McGaughey gives Orb a bath on the morning of Preakness Stakes.
Orb was the 3-5 favorite in very early wagering on the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), according to the Maryland Jockey Club.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says that a victory by Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb in the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) would be a major boost to horse racing.
This year's Preakness is all about Orb. And then there are his eight opponents, most of whom are worthy adversaries, with a case to be made for any of them to step up and run a big race. read blog
Steve Haskin reports the news of the day, including final gallops from the contenders and the weather. Watch Video
Bob Baffert talks about Govenor Charlie and Orb. Watch Video
Bob Baffert talks about Govenor Charlie and Orb.
Trainer Shug McGaughey said May 17 Orb is coming up to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in fine order, but there is still a race to be run against eight other horses.
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the field of the Preakness Stakes. Will Orb hold off Departing and former Kentucky Derby rivals? watch video
Orb was the center of attention today at Pimlico as he prepares to take on the competition in the 138th Preakness Stakes. Watch him gallop, graze, get a bath, and walk the shedrow. Watch Video
The TCI Boys discuss all of the Preakness contenders and who's most likely to give Orb his toughest challenge on Saturday. They also dive into the pace scenario. Watch it. Comment. Watch Video
Orb was the center of attention today at Pimlico as he prepares to take on the competition in the 138th Preakness Stakes. Watch him gallop, graze, get a bath and walk the shedrow.
Steve Haskin reports on the news of the day including Orb's gallop, the condition of the racetrack, the appearance of Goldencents, and more. Watch Video
Two charitable entities of The Jockey Club Foundation will benefit from a sponsorship arrangement between the Maserati car company and Orb, the even-money favorite for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Orb, the expected heavy favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), jogged and then galloped the morning of May 16 at Pimlico Race Course to give trainer Shug McGaughey every reason to be positive about the colt's chances.
Steve Haskin reports on the big news of the day, the draw. Watch Video
Steve shares photos from his first 2 days at Pimlico. read blog
Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post 1 and was made the favorite for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), second leg of the Triple Crown.
Nine horses have been entered for the 138th Preakness Stakes (gr. I): Orb, Departing, Goldencents, Govenor Charlie, Itsmyluckyday, Mylute, Oxbow, Titletown Five and Will Take Charge.
Orb is perfectly suited for the Belmont Stakes. read blog
To Brennan, success is a result of teamwork and talent. Along with wife, Stephanie, Niall operates Niall Brennan Stables in Ocala, Fl. where Kentucky Derby winner Orb received his initial training as a young colt.
Classice distances can be demanding on a 3-year-old. Shug McGaughey understands the rigors of a 1 1/4-mile race on a young horse, and has no doubt Orb was physically up to the challenge during his Derby victory May 4.
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