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  • American Pharoah, Dortmund draw first two posts for Preakness Stakes

    American Pharoah, Dortmund draw first two posts for Preakness Stakes
    Bob Baffert sent a text to his wife, Jill, shortly after the post position draw Wednesday for the 140th running of the middle leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. He told her his two horses, favorite and 4-5 betting choice American Pharoah and...
  • American Pharoah heads small field of 8 horses in Preakness

    Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah will face seven challengers in Saturday's Preakness. Vying to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, American Pharoah will part of the smallest Preakness field since 2000. Trainer Bob...
  • American Pharoah, Preakness contenders arrive at Pimlico from Kentucky

    American Pharoah, Preakness contenders arrive at Pimlico from Kentucky
    Several trailers full of Preakness hopefuls and their companion horses arrived at Pimlico Wednesday at around 2:30 p.m., hours before their connections would learn their post positions at the 5 p.m. Preakness post draw. Kentucky Derby winner American...
  • After sale, Mr. Z might race in Preakness after all

    After sale, Mr. Z might race in Preakness after all
    One of the greatest trainers in Preakness history, six-time winner D. Wayne Lukas, created a bit of intrigue Wednesday by unexpectedly entering Mr. Z in Saturday’s race. Mr. Z’s owner, Ahmed Zayat, had said he did not want to bring Mr. Z...
  • Keen Ice, With Connecticut Connections, To Focus On Belmont

    Keen Ice, whose owners include a New Haven lawyer and a North Haven businessman, is going to skip the Preakness but race in the June 6 Belmont. The 44-1 longshot finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby, won by American Pharoah. His finish has his owners,...
  • Preakness notebook: Trainer Todd Pletcher opts to keep his horses out of the Preakness

    Preakness notebook: Trainer Todd Pletcher opts to keep his horses out of the Preakness
    Todd Pletcher hasn't saddled a horse in the Preakness since Dance City finished fifth in 2011 and has only had one horse finish in the money — Impeachment, a third-place finisher — since 2000. On Tuesday, Pletcher announced that he, much...
  • Firing Line shows he could have a lot left for Preakness

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. The chasm between being good and being great can be heartbreaking in its razor-thin divide. The total distance Firing Line has been beaten in his four career losses measures less than 2 lengths with two of those defeats coming by...
  • Trainer Todd Pletcher takes pass on Preakness

    The Preakness is out for trainer Todd Pletcher. Pletcher said Tuesday he will not enter any of the four horses he was considering for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. Materiality is expected to run next in the Belmont Stakes on June 6...
  • Barbaro's owners back at Preakness with Divining Rod

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson are heading back to the Preakness as owners for the first time since Barbaro's fateful trip to Pimlico nine years ago. They're heading to Baltimore with their latest entry, Divining Rod. Barbaro captured a nation's attention...
  • No Preakness for Todd Pletcher

    Seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher will have no starters in the Preakness as he informed Maryland Jockey Club officials Tuesday he would not send Grade I winner Materiality for the race. Materiality finished a good sixth in the...
  • Trainer Todd Pletcher Not Entering Any Horses In Preakness

    NEW YORK — The Preakness is out for trainer Todd Pletcher. Pletcher said Tuesday that he will not enter any of the four horses he was considering for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. Materiality is expected to run next in the Belmont...