Mike Battaglia of NBC Sports joined Ed and Steve to talk about the Preakness Stakes.
American Pharoah stood outside the Pimlico stakes barn, staring straight ahead at trainer Bob Baffert, who was holding his lead shank while two others were hosing off the white bandages around the colt’s legs.
Preakness officials are considering moving the Triple Crown race to Sunday, a switch that could come as soon as next year.
D. Wayne Lukas long ago reached the age where it’s acceptable to sleep in, play a round of golf on a weekday afternoon or take a cruise to the Caribbean.
Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah, owned by Ahmed Zayat is the 4-5 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse field in the Preakness, and will be ridden by Victor Espinoza. Stablemate Dortmund, third in the Derby, is the second choice at 7-2, and Derby runner-up Firing Line is 4-1.
It’s the eve of the Preakness Stakes–Baltimore’s very own jewel of the Triple Crown. This weekend of horse racing puts the city back in the international spotlight for the right reasons.
A new filly makes her mark in the world of thoroughbred horse racing.
Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes.
Early this morning at Pimlico– Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah made his way to the track for a morning workout.
Twenty-five years later, Neil Howard is looking for another big payday at Pimlico Race Course.
From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he’s a champion in the making.
Coming up with a clever name for a thoroughbred can be a challenge — and not just creatively.
The 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.
California Chrome ridden by Victor Espinoza won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The 138th running of the Preakness Stakes saw and upset, as Triple Crown hopeful Orb was outrun by Oxbow.
Union Rags, ridden by Jockey John Velasquez, won the 144th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 9, 2012 in Elmont, New York.