Friday, May 18, 2012


  • (CBS News) He finished out of the money in the Kentucky Derby, but Went the Day Well may well be wearing a blanket of Black-Eyed Susans in the winners circle at the Preakness Stakes Saturday.
  • (CBS News)
  • The one hundred and thirty-seventh edition of the Preakness Stakes is set to take place on May 19, 2012. Here are the post positions, horse names, odds, jockey and trainer names for the second leg of horse racings Triple Crown: 1.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • BALTIMORE -- The new shooters are all long shots in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The new-shooter angle has long been studied by handicappers analyzing the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Mario Gutierrezs life has changed since he won the Kentucky Derby. The biggest change has been the number of phone calls he receives.
  • (FOX News)
  • BALTIMORE (AP) -- Pretension finally got the nod this week to run in the Preakness on Saturday. Even though the New York-bred chestnut colt captured the Canonero II Stakes, Pimlicos Preakness prep, the owner hesitated.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • BALTIMORE -- The final hour of the Kentucky Derby telecast on NBC drew nearly 15 million viewers, a 6 percent increase in total viewers over 2011.
  • (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
  • BALTIMORE — Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was nestled on a corner bench in front of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course, thinking back to a time when he was nothing more than a young man trying to make a living in the horse racing game.
  • (La Crosse Tribune)
  • May 18 (Bloomberg) -- A mistake many gamblers make at the racetrack is to bet on the favorite regardless of how small the payout will be. These folks are known as "chalk eaters" or, more appropriately, "chalk-eating weasels.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Legendary jockey Kent Desormeaux failed a breathlyzer test at Belmont Park on Friday and has been taken off his mount for the Preakness at Pimlico on Saturday, according to Tim Wilkin of the Albany Times Union.
  • (MyFox Tampa Bay)
  • Recent history has been fairly kind to Derby starters who move forward to the Preakness. Some may go even further to call it a two-horse race. However, the way the Derby pace played out points to other possible outcomes.
  • (Los Angeles Times)

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