Preakness 143

The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A Murky Merger, Out Of The Preakness Fog

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting states from instituting sports betting, major players in the gambling industry have been moving at light speed. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest domino to fall, involving a horse racing online wagering site and a […]

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A ‘BatCam’ Helped Save The Day For NBC’s Coverage Of Foggy Preakness

Rob Hyland has covered major events for NBC Sports, from college and professional football to Olympic track and field and figure skating, but the network’s lead producer for horse racing had never seen a challenge like last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at foggy Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. “For the first time in my career,” Hyland said, […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Baffert On Baffert

A Preakness Stakes win by Kentucky Derby winner Justify would be the seventh for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in a span of just 22 years – which would equal Robert Wyndham Walden’s all-time record of seven set in the 19th century. All of Baffert’s previous Preakness winners competed two weeks earlier in the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Servis Returns, Justify’s Speed

Windy, rainy and sloppy conditions persist as we roll through Black-Eyed Susan day at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, an update on the weather and a look at the four non-Derby starters in Saturday’s Preakness. Plus, we’ll hear from trainer John Servis about being back in […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Preakness Edition, Sports Betting’s Impact?

This week’s Supreme Court decision on sports gambling clearly has the horse racing industry buzzing about its potential impact. In this week’s Friday Show from Baltimore, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss that issue and hear from others in the industry with their takes on what it might mean for Thoroughbred racing. Plus, of course, […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Checking Out The New Guys

This year’s relatively short eight-horse Preakness field is exactly evenly spilt between runners who competed in the Kentucky Derby and those who didn’t. The latter, often tiresomely named “new shooters,” are compromised of the following runners, to which we shall now introduce you: Quip (12-1): You might think the primary owners of the Kentucky Derby […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: A Trainer Bromance?

Thursday was the annual Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course for Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness. Attendees got an extra dose of laughter when Bob Baffert, trainer of Derby winner Justify, took the stage with longtime rival D. Wayne Lukas, who will send out Sporting Chance and Bravazo in the Preakness. Watch some of […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Lessons From A Hall Of Fame ‘Father-Figure’

Fellow Frenchman Julien Leparoux helped Rodolphe Brisset find a job in the United States, following the latter’s short career as a jockey, now the trainer of Preakness contender Quip. “We came here very young,” said Brisset, 34, “and we didn’t have any family nearby. The whole (Bill) Mott team was such a family, and he […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Raining In Baltimore

Kentucky Derby winner Justify was expected to arrive in Baltimore from Louisville Wednesday afternoon, and he’s getting the same weather reception he had on Derby day a week and a half ago. In the latest Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the top storylines for the 143rd running of the Preakness […]

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Baffert, Lukas Seek Historic Wins In 143rd Preakness

Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas are in a position to deliver performances of historical significance Saturday in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Baffert and Lukas, both of whom came out of Quarter Horse racing and attained greatness with Thoroughbreds, each have six Preakness […]

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