Archives for May 16, 2017

Preakness primer: Derby Winner is top story line

Churchill winner's circleLast year, the Preakness Stakes was labeled as the next meeting in the intense rivalry between two West Coast colts, Nyquist and Exaggerator, who ran first and second, respectively, in the Kentucky Derby.

Exaggerator turned the tables and won the Preakness, with Nyquist finishing third. Southern California racing was on top. This year the thinking is… [Read more…]

5 Preakness Storylines as Always Dreaming goes for another Triple Crown jewel

BALTIMORE — Neither mud nor inexperience nor the ambitions of 19 other gifted and unpredictable thoroughbreds could keep yet another favorite from winning the 143rd Kentucky Derby. Always Dreaming did not quite fit our usual image of a Derby leading man. He had never even run a stakes race before April 1 and his trainer, Todd… [Read more…]