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Shug McGaughey, the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Orb, attributes his calm demeanor since that race to maturity. Had he made it to the Preakness with a Triple Crown chance at a younger age, the 64-year-old insists, the scene would have been...
For all of his laser focus on Saturday's Preakness, Claude "Shug" McGaughey couldn't help but dream ahead to the possibility of his colt, Orb, going for a Triple Crown at his home track of Belmont Park in New York. "I wouldn't be telling you the truth...
BALTIMORE — Horse racing's Preakness is a place of history and a bubble of hope. If you come here with a Kentucky Derby victory under your belt, as trainer Shug McGaughey and Orb have, you have little time to appreciate that history. You are...
NewsdayThe Triple Crown buzz began minutes after Orb splashed across the wire at Churchill Downs, and optimism about the Kentucky Derby winner isn't misplaced. He has the pedigree, connections and versatile running style that inspire confidence, and his...
ReutersMay 16 (Reuters) - The Preakness Stakes will be run for the 138th time on Saturday. Following are some key facts about the race: * The Preakness Stakes is a race for three-year-olds over a mile-and-three-sixteenths, held annually on the third Saturday of...
Baltimore Sun Media GroupThe top local entrant for Friday's 89th running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico took one wrong step on Thursday and had to be scratched. Walkwithapurpose, a Maryland-bred owned by Sagamore Farm in Glyndon, was expected to be one of the top...
Orb's path to the finish line in the second leg of the Triple Crown remains uncrowded. Normandy Invasion, the fourth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, dropped from contention for Saturday's 138th running of the Preakness on Sunday. Trainer Chad...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Todd Pletcher knew there were rumors. He even figured some of them impugned his horses. When you're one of the winningest trainers in the game who just happens to condition a quarter of the Kentucky Derby field, that, he said,...
Reuters(Reuters) - Factbox on the Kentucky Derby, to be run at Churchill Downs on Saturday. * The Kentucky Derby is a race for three year olds over one and a quarter miles, held annually on the first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky....
Kent Desormeaux has five mounts Friday when Arlington Park begins its five-month meeting and then he will be off to Churchill Downs, scene of the three greatest triumphs of his distinguished career. The Hall of Fame jockey will be traveling with a heavy...
The Baltimore SunLast year's chase for the Triple Crown ended when trainer Doug O'Neill stepped to a microphone stand in a patch of fenced-in grass next to a barn near the Belmont Park track. Brushing back tears, he announced that a tendon injury would prevent I'll Have...
The Hartford CourantThe two morning-line favorites drew ideal post positions for Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Orb (7-2) will break from the No. 16 slot in the field of 20, while Verrazano (4-1) starts from the No. 14 position. A head-on shot of the...
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