All blog posts tagged "preakness"

Unlikely Double

(By Avalyn Hunter) The last time Gary Stevens sat on the winner of a classic race, Point Given had taken him to victory in the 2001 Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I). The last time Wayne... Read More

Shackleford Calls it a Career

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- We form attachments writing about racehorses, as much as some of us try to deny it. Admiration of the Thoroughbred is, after all, part of why turf writers do what we do. The best and... Read More

Viva Big Red!

So, after nearly 40 years, the Maryland Jockey Club, after hearing two hours of testimony and forensic analyses, finally has awarded the Preakness stakes record to Secretariat. When Penny Chenery first... Read More

Colors of the Mind

As has been the custom the last few years, I spent Preakness day as guest of Thoroughbred owner Lee Einsidler in the International Pavilion in the infield, just a stone’s throw from the finish line and... Read More

Lava Man Revisited

With his induction into the Hall of Fame today here is a reprint of Lava Man's story from May 23, 2012. In Sept. 2008, it was announced that Lava Man was going to be retired to Old Friends. It never happened... Read More

Preakness 137 Picks

OK, we’re here—my final blog and Preakness picks. Two years ago I gave out the winning superfecta; last year I picked the horse that finished dead last. No promises here, just my best educated guess and... Read More

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