Latest Preakness Stakes News

Baltimore withdraws lawsuit against owner of Preakness track

Jun. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel and the second-oldest track in America. Earlier this year, Maryland's biggest city had asked a...

Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont

Jun. 8, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. Sir Winston captured the $1.5 million race Saturday, holding off favored Tacitus by a...

Analysis: Belmont pick is Tacitus, aided by bloodlines

Jun. 7, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

This is a Triple Crown season that will be remembered, though probably should be forgotten. Maximum Security was the winner of the Kentucky Derby for about 20 minutes, then got taken down over a claim of foul that will be debated forever. The Preakness was probably most notable for Bodexpress throwing jockey John...

Belmont will bring end to entertaining Triple Crown

Jun. 7, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There's been a buzz about thoroughbred racing since the Kentucky Derby and it just might increase when the "What if?" Triple Crown comes to an end with the Belmont Stakes. Think about it. What if Maximum Security, the first colt across the finish line, had not interfered with eventual...

Better camera technology game-changer for Triple Crown races

Jun. 6, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Without high-tech cameras and updated monitors, TV viewers would not have been able to see Justify win the 2018 Preakness. At least not nearly as clearly as they did. When the fog descended on Pimlico Race Course, everyone was blinded to the track. But NBC Sports' use of the "BatCam" and...

Gaffalione has become horse racing's rising star jockey

Jun. 5, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

Tyler Gaffalione seems poised to add his name to the list of all-time great jockeys in horse racing that includes Ron Turcotte, Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, John Velazquez and Mike Smith. While there may not be a specific moment when people in horse racing realized those jockeys would become all-time greats,...

Tacitus favored in Belmont; Preakness winner 2nd choice

Jun. 4, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the Preakness wasn't enough to make War of Will the Belmont Stakes favorite. In fact, being the only colt to run in all three Triple Crown races really didn't earn him the respect one would expect. Well-rested Tacitus was made the slight favorite over the hard-working War of Will in...

Taxpayers foot $145K bill for government tent at Preakness

Jun. 2, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The state of Maryland spent $145,500 for a corporate tent at the 144th Preakness Stakes last month, and the bill is going to taxpayers. The Baltimore Sun reports Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and state agencies entertained guests in the tent, which was among a line of corporate tents ringing...

Preakness winner War of Will likely to run in Belmont

May. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?" Casse said...

Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish

May. 18, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness. Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board and at one...