BALTIMORE — Through the fog and slop, this much was clear: Justify was tired en route to winning the Preakness Stakes by a half-length. It’s not ideal to ride a nail-biter into a Triple Crown bid at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. Three horses finis…
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BALTIMORE (AP) Justify keeps showing something new each time he races.
Justify’s trial by rain, mud and fog was over, and on Sunday morning, the sun finally beamed over Pimlico Race Course and the new Triple Crown aspirant. He’d endured the hardest fight of his career in winning the Preakness the previous evening, but he …
The heavily favored three-year-old chestnut colt overcame a lengthy initial challenge from Good Magic on a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore to add to his Churchill Downs triumph with a fifth victory in as many races. A hard-charging Bra…
When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith’s white silks and knew his horse had been pushed to his limit with 100 yards left to go. It wasn’t easy, but Justify had enough left to hold off several hard-charging challengers and win the Preakness on a sloppy, slippery track Saturday and keep alive the chance for a second Triple Crown champion in four years. After winning the most difficult race of his career, Justify has the chance at the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 9 to accomplish the same rare feat Baffert’s American Pharoah did in 2015.
There will be a ton of attention on this year’s Belmont Stakes as Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify will look to capture a Triple Crown. BALTIMORE — He emerged out of the fog, and the crowd at Pimlico roared. From where most of the 134,487 people were watching the 143rd Preakness, it was unclear exactly what had happened. When Justify vanished into the abyss leaving the first turn, he had been locked in an eye-to-eye duel with Good Magic, the same horse that challenged him at the top of the stretch in the Kentucky Derby. And when Justify finally emerged, it was obvious that nothing had changed, the match race still ongoing. At that moment, it seemed we were going to learn far
BALTIMORE (AP) Dueling in the fog in front of 134,487 fans straining to see the action, Good Magic gamely jumped to the lead in the Preakness and held the rail.
Trailing around the final turn, Justify splashed through the mud to secure the second jewel of the Triple Crown
BALTIMORE (AP) Belinda Stronach has lofty goals for horse racing in Maryland, and she isn’t so sure Pimlico Race Course is the place to make it all happen.
BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local):