Keyword: Preakness

  • Backside Quiet on Preakness Day

    With the serious work over, it was a quiet morning on the backside of Pimlico Race Course early May 16 as connections of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) awaited the second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • D. Wayne Lukas and Mr. Z

    Preakness: Lights, Camera ... Lukas?

    Mr. Z is the troubled one of the bunch. He's the kid who is found throwing baseballs through windows instead of pitching toward home plate, whose focus often seems to wander, the wild-card player.

  • American Pharoah (left), Firing Line (center), and Dortmnd (right) in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    California Horses Thrive on Big Scene

    California horses have been more than effective at the highest levels of U.S. racing in recent years, and the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was just the most recent example.

  • Bob Baffert at Pimlico

    Baffert's Training Brings Classic Success

    "You've got to know when to back up or lean on them. It's just a fine line, but you have to see them every day." -- Bob Baffert, trainer of Preakness (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund.

  • Firing Line

    Callaghan Looking to Turn Preakness Tables

    Heading into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this weekend, trainer Simon Callaghan said there are several factors that could enable his charge Firing Line to pull off a victory over American Pharoah.

  • The trifecta in the 2007 Preakness was the same as the Derby, but in a different order.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness Not as Easy as 1, 2, 3

    The top three Kentucky Derby finishers have only all hit the board in the Preakness twice since Affirmed, Alydar, and Believe It filled the frame in both races in 1978.

  • Divining Rod

    Divining Rod Breezes for Preakness

    Lael Stables' Divining Rod worked an easy half-mile in :51 3/5 at Fair Hill Training Center the morning of May 9 in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

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    Danzig Moon Confirmed for Preakness

    Danzig Moon, the fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will continue down the Triple Crown trail to Baltimore for the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund approach the Kentucky Derby finish.

    Kentucky Derby Top Three Back on Track

    American Pharoah and Dortmund, stablemates who finished first and third, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), returned to the track at Churchill Downs May 7 for the first time since Saturday's Run for the Roses.

  • Summer Squall and jockey Pat Day wins the 1990 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.  
Photo by: Skip Dickstein

    Game as Dick Tracy: The Summer Squall Story

    On the 25th anniversary of their plucky colt’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) win, Dogwood Stable’s Cot Campbell recalls the thrilling highs and gut-wrenching lows of campaigning a top 3-year-old along the 1990 Triple Crown trail.

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Calumet Farm, managed by Bill Wittman and part of the Henyrk deKwiatkowski family trust, near Lexington, Ky. on Feb. 3, 2011.
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Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt

    Calumet Farm: The Rebirth of a Legend

    The extraordinarily reclusive new owner of this 91-year-old Thoroughbred nursery has revealed little about his plans since purchasing the most public of Lexington properties, but one goal is clear: to breed Triple Crown runners and, hopefully, winners.

  • Bodhisattva rolls to victory in the Federico Tesio Stakes.

    Bodhisattva Gets Classic Credential in Tesio

    Bodhisattva shook off a determined challenger with a powerful late surge and won the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at April 18 Pimlico Race Course, possibly earning consideration for the Preakness (gr. I) next month.

  • The One That Got Away

    Cot Campbell relates the story of how he turned down a future champion for $1,200.

  • Pine Bluff

    Preakness Winner Pine Bluff Confirmed Dead

    Pine Bluff, winner of the 1992 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and a multiple graded stakes winner for breeder Loblolly Stable, has been confirmed dead by his final owner, Danny Fred Duncan of Duncan 21 and Change Farm in Texas.

  • The California Chrome team celebrates their Eclipse Award-winning night.

    California Chrome Sews Up HOY Honors

    California Chrome, a colt who was running against his fellow California-breds at the beginning of the season, soared through his conditions and emerged Horse of the Year as the annual Eclipse Awards were presented Jan. 17.

  • Michael Blowen on Silver Charm's Return

    Listen to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as newly returned Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm greets fans Dec. 2. The 20-year-old champion returned to the U.S. after standing in Japan.

  • California Chrome will return to the worktab Aug. 8.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome to Have First Breeze Back

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is expected to return to the worktab for the first time since running fourth in the Belmont Stakes when he breezes Aug. 8 at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

  • Ring Weekend won the 2014 Tampa Bay Derby.

    Ring Weekend, Uncle Sigh Top Pegasus Lineup

    Ring Weekend, coming off a fifth in the Preakness, and Uncle Sigh, 14th in the Kentucky Derby, head a field of seven sophomores slated for the Pegasus Stakes June 15 at Monmouth Park that also marks the return of Albano.

  • Steve Coburn at Belmont Park June 8.

    'Chrome' Co-Owner Has No Regrets for Comments

    Art Sherman expected California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn to apologize the morning of June 8 for comments he made in the aftermath of his runner's spoiled Triple Crown bid, but the outspoken Coburn did nothing of the kind.

  • Bayern streaks to victory in the Woody Stephens Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Runs Away With Woody Stephens

    Returning to sprinting after finishing off the board in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Bayern drew off in the stretch to post an easy victory in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 7 at Belmont Park.

  • Ride On Curlin works June 1.
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    Ride On Curlin Posts 'Super' Belmont Breeze

    Daniel Dougherty's Ride On Curlin, runner-up to California Chrome in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), stretched his legs June 1 with a seven-furlong breeze under exercise rider Bryan Beccia at Belmont Park.

  • 2014 Preakness Stakes Race Sequence

    Relive California Chrome's victory in the 2014 Preakness Stakes. See where your favorite horse was at six points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

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    'Chrome,' Ride On Curlin Exit Preakness Well

    The morning of May 18 was time for Art Sherman to check his horse and relive the thrill of California Chrome's Preakness victory, while trainer Billy Gowan was all smiles about a runner-up finish from Ride On Curlin.

  • California Chrome Exits the Winner's Circle

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome exits the Pimlico winner's circle after becoming the first Cal-bred to win two legs of the Triple Crown.

  • Preakness Stakes Day Scene Setter

    Claire Novak checks in with an update from Pimlico on Preakness day, including a report on who went to the track this morning.