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Baffert: American Pharoah Winning Preakness Is No ‘Gimme’

American Pharoah enters Saturday’s Preakness Stakes on a five-race winning streak. During that time the talented colt has not only won the G1 Kentucky Derby, but also such top races as the G1 Arkansas Derby. The Zayat Stable colorbearer, already 4-5 on the morning line, will likely be a heavy favorite as he enters the […]

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TCI: Derby Rematch In Preakness

In this week’s TCI, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham take a look at the rematch of the top three Derby finishers in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Will American Pharoah come out victorious and head to Belmont with a Triple Crown on the line? Will Firing Line or Dortmund turn the tables on the Derby […]

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Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Hello, Baltimore!

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. Anticipation for the Preakness really […]

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Favored American Pharoah Draws Rail For 140th Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah drew post position one and was installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite for the 140th running of the G1 Preakness Stakes May 16. A field of eight 3-year-olds were entered for the 1 3/16-mile classic, which drew five colts that had also run in the Kentucky Derby. Fellow Bob […]

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‘Thrill Of The Chase’ Drives Stevens’ Desire To Keep Riding

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has won three Kentucky Derbies, the first of which came aboard Winning Colors in 1988. Just two weeks ago, Stevens was aboard Firing Line as the pair finished second – beaten just a length – to American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby. Stevens will be back in the saddle […]

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Carpe Diem To Skip Preakness, Aim For Belmont

While trainer Todd Pletcher is expected to announce Tuesday which 3-year-olds in his stable — if any — will be included in Saturday’s Preakness field, news came out Monday that Carpe Diem will not be among them. Elliott Walden, CEO of co-owner WinStar Farm, told the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman that Carpe Diem would sit out […]

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Preakness News & Notes, May 11: Baffert Oversees Duo’s Gallops At Churchill; Pletcher Decision Due Tuesday

Five-time Preakness-winning trainer Bob Baffert was back at Churchill Downs Monday morning to get his first live look in a week at Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place finisher Dortmund. “I was happy with both of them. It looks like they have kept the same energy level (as before […]

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Rematch In Baltimore: Precedent For Stablemate Triple Crown Battles

Count me among the skeptics thinking Bob Baffert would not run Dortmund in the Preakness immediately after stablemate American Pharoah’s hard-fought win over Firing Line and Dortmund in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby. Why would a trainer risk winning racing’s most cherished prize, the Triple Crown, by running an extremely talented horse like […]

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Preakness News & Notes, May 10: Tale Of Verve In, Mr. Z Out

Kentucky Derby runner-up Firing Line stretched his legs and opened his lungs a bit during an open gallop of about six furlongs Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. Exercise rider Humberto Gomez was aboard for the morning activity scheduled by trainer Simon Callaghan. “That is what Simon wanted to do this morning,” Gomez said. “I like […]

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