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Preakness Draws 9.7M Viewers – Most Since 2009

NBC Sports’ coverage of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes drew 9.7 million viewers, making it the most-watched Preakness since 2009, and the fourth most-watched dating back to 1990. The viewership for the race is up 20 percent from last year’s Preakness (8.1 million), according to official national data provided today by The Nielsen Company. Saturday’s race (5:50-6:39 […]

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Preakness Declared a Success by Event Organizers

The skies were overcast and there were intermittent showers, but in spite of the inclement weather and the increased security measures put into place, the 2013 Preakness Stakes was considered a big success by the Maryland Jockey Club. According to the Baltimore Sun, a crowd of 117,203, the fourth largest in Preakness history, was on […]

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Photos of the Week: Preakness Weekend

Pimlico Race Course took center stage over the weekend as it played host to the second jewel of the Triple Crown. In addition to the great racing on Friday & Saturday, Pimlico also hosted the InfieldFest, which had several top performers from the music industry on stage. To see more great photos like these, just […]

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‘Tear It Down? Fix It Up?’ Opinions Vary on Pimlico

The Maryland Jockey Club has agreed to renovate both Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, but opinions differ widely on how the renovation funds should be spent. Some, like trainer Doug O’Neill, are concerned to keep the original flavor and history of the track, while others think Pimlico should be razed. “I’ve come to the […]

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Lukas’ Churchill Barn Celebrates Oxbow Win

There were nothing but smiles on the faces of those working in D. Wayne Lukas’ barn at Churchill Downs on the Sunday morning following Oxbow’s upset victory in the Preakness (Grade I). “I looked at the fractions and they weren’t blistering and (Oxbow) loves the front end,” assistant trainer Leigh Bentley said. “You always think, […]

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Oxbow Confirmed for Belmont; Preakness Runners Doing Well Sunday

Back in the 1980’s and ’90s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas was winning Triple Crown races with astonishing regularity, the catch-phrase “D. Wayne off the plane” followed him from track to track as he made his hit-and-run assaults on racetracks across America with a lineup of assistants that included Todd Pletcher, Mark Hennig, Kiaran McLaughlin […]

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Eric Kalet’s Preakness Photo Blog: Day Four

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 Stakes and Preakness, and of course, the races themselves. In the slideshow’s fourth […]

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McGaughey on Orb: ‘It Just Wasn’t His Day’

After a disappointing fourth-place effort in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday from stable star Orb, trainer Shug McGaughey was looking for answers. Although he initially thought the far inside post position would be no problem for the Kentucky Derby winner, McGaughey told reporters after the Preakness that he thought it ended up being a more […]

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Police Report Uneventful Preakness

State and local law enforcement beefed up security at this year’s Preakness Stakes in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, but say that the event was a quiet one, with just three arrests for disorderly conduct. For the first time, racegoers were screened with handheld security wands, and were not allowed to bring large […]

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Skyring and Stevens Upset Dixie Stakes Field

Skyring and Gary Stevens scored a 24-1 front-running upset in Saturday’s Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico Racecourse on Saturday. The win was the first for Skyring in nearly a year, since he finished first in the James W. Murphy Stakes at Pimlico on May 19, 2012. Skyring is trained by D. Wayne Lukas for […]

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