Wednesday, May 16, 2012


  • It remains one of the most iconic images of the heat of battle in 20th century thoroughbred racing.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • Kentucky Derby winner Ill Have Another will leave from the ninth gate in Saturdays 137th Preakness, two spots outside where Derby runner-up Bodemeister was drawn on Wednesday.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • BALTIMORE - Just like in the Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister is the favorite in the Preakness. This time, Bob Baffert intends to justify the odds.
  • (NBC Sports)
  • • BALTIMORE -- Bob Baffert led Bodemeister around the shedrow, or maybe Bodemeister led Baffert -- it was hard to say.
  • (ESPN)
  • Wouldnt you know it, the winner of the Kentucky Derby is an underdog at the Preakness.
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  • VIENNA, Va., May 16, 2012 — The Triple Crown races are a study in contrasts, both off and on the track. Length, locale, atmosphere: the only thing in common is that all three are horse races, and Kentucky, Maryland and New York are the venues.
  • (Washington Times)
  • Jockey: Kent Desormeaux Gets the riding services of a Maryland legend, but colts best effort was unexceptional fourth-place finish in Wood Memorial. Jockey: Joe Bravo Trainer chose not to enter his top colt, Union Rags.
  • (Washington Post)
  • There are how many thoroughbred horse races a day, 300? And 5-1 pays the same at the edge of nowhere as it does on a coast, the difference in handicapping being that many of the 5-1 horses competing in the sticks belong in bed.
  • (ESPN)
  • Tiger Walk (Tale of the Cat x Majestic Trail by Kris S.) is confirmed for the 137th Preakness Stakes, running from the fifth post position.
  • (Examiner)
  • While Doug O'Neill has been able to enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer during the past week and a half, his time in town hasn't been devoid of controversy.
  • (Baltimore Sun)

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