A rematch between the Derby and Preakness winners sure didn’t scare off the competition for the Belmont Stakes. The field of 14 matches the largest since 1996, one shy of the record set in 1983.
This Saturday’s Belmont Stakes in New York lacks a Triple Crown attempt but it does include the next best thing: a rematch between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winners.
Oxbow has won the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, meaning there will be no Triple Crown winner for the 35th consecutive year.
Two of the elite talents in the American League, Miguel Cabrera and Mariano Rivera, have begun this year no differently than any other they have played.
Since 2000, seven post-time favorites have won the Preakness. There is no doubt that this year’s post-time favorite will be Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
By Kevin Martin This year is the first time that colts making the field in the Kentucky Derby qualified under a new points system. In years past, colts qualified based on graded stakes earnings. A total […]
The Preakness is in some ways the redheaded stepchild of horse racing’s Triple Crown.