2016 Preakness

Sinatra: ‘As Long As This Place Is Open The Preakness Will Be Here’

In direct contrast to recent talk about moving the Preakness away from Maryland’s iconic, though outdated, Pimlico Racecourse was the fan and gambling response the this year’s event: both attendance and handle records fell on Saturday, and new records were also set on the event’s precursor, Black-Eyed Susan day on Friday. Rick Bozich of WDRB […]

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Desormeaux’s Preakness Masterpiece Earns Him Jockey Of The Week

Jockey Kent Desormeaux teamed up with his brother Keith on Saturday to win the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes aboard Exaggerator. That win led to Desormeaux being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 16th – May 22nd.  The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members […]

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‘I Will Take This Defeat Like A Champ’: Gutierrez Speaks About Nyquist’s First Loss

Jockey Mario Gutierrez, hounded on social media for his ride aboard Nyquist in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, released a statement via Instagram on Sunday afternoon. Under apparent instructions from trainer Doug O’Neill, Gutierrez sent Nyquist for the lead, allowing the colt to endure the fastest first quarter ever run in the second leg of the Triple […]

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Seven Probables So Far For Belmont: Cherry Wine, Lani On The List

In total, seven horses are currently listed as probable for the Belmont Stakes on June 11. Along with Derby winner Nyquist and Preakness victor Exaggerator, the connections of Cherry Wine, Brody’s Cause, Lani, Destin, and Suddenbreakingnews have indicated that their colts will be present for the third jewel of the Triple Crown. A start in […]

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‘Beaten By A True Champion,’ Nyquist Points To Belmont

It’s on to the Belmont Stakes for Nyquist, trainer Doug O’Neill said Sunday morning, the day after the Kentucky Derby winner finished third in the Preakness. Though Nyquist no longer is undefeated, to O’Neill and his team, the colt hasn’t lost any luster. “Even the great Secretariat got beat,” O’Neill said. “They’re not machines, as […]

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‘This is fun, isn’t it?’: Exaggerator Exits Preakness Well, On To Belmont

Trainer Keith Desormeaux reported that Exaggerator was “full of energy” Sunday morning in the aftermath of his rousing 3 ½-length upset over previously undefeated Nyquist in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. After losing all four of his previous meetings with Nyquist, including a second-place finish behind the Kentucky Derby winner (G1) […]

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Triple Crown Attempt Denied In 2016: Will ‘Pharoah Effect’ Last?

In 2015, American Pharoah was heralded as the “savior” of the horse-racing industry after his striking Triple Crown-capturing victory in the Belmont Stakes. Ending the 37-year drought between winners of the elusive three races, the colt drew new fans into the sport and recaptured the imagination of its old fans. “Spurred by American Pharoah,” writes […]

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Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Exaggerator Wins The Preakness

The Paulick Report is excited to have photographer Eric Kalet back in Baltimore this year to share his unique perspective on Preakness week. Each day, we’ll see through Eric’s eyes the preparations, festivities, and important moments leading up to the Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness, and of course, the races themselves. The Preakness contenders were dealt […]

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Despite Rainfall, Attendance And Handle Records Fall At 2016 Preakness

Though the weather was predicted to be cool and rainy throughout the racing day on Saturday, Pimlico officials have announced that the racetrack set both attendance and handle records as Exaggerator cruised home the 3 1/2-length winner of the 2016 Preakness. A total of 135,256 people were in the stands to see Nyquist’s undefeated record […]

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Exaggerator Turns The Tables On Nyquist In The Preakness

Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners and Rocker O Ranch’s Exaggerator got a clean trip from just off the pace in Saturday’s 141st running of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, and used it to his advantage, rallying to a 3 1/2-length victory over his rival Nyquist. The sophomore by Curlin had lost to the […]

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