Trainer Bob Baffert checked in at Churchill Downs with his Kentucky Derby-winning horse. Powered by WPeMatico

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Following a minor heel issue, the Kentucky Derby winner went to the track Thursday at Churchill Downs. Powered by WPeMatico

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Just as Kentucky Derby opens with ‘My Old Kentucky Home,’ the Preakness Stakes begins with a rendition of ‘Maryland, My Maryland.’ The state song of Maryland, “Maryland, My Maryland,” is traditionally sung before the beginning of the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing, usually by the U.S. Naval […]

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Kentucky Derby winner Justify heads to Baltimore looking to keep Triple Crown hopes alive. Read more about him and the seven other horses in the Preakness. The Kentucky Derby offers a world of promise, as 20 horses all crowd together in their post positions and take off for the fastest two minutes in sports. There […]

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Avoid a faux pas at Churchill Downs, Pimlico, or Belmont Park. Here is the signature drink you’ll want to order for each Triple Crown race. When Triple Crown season rolls around, there is plenty to worry about as a fan of horse racing. Decisions both sporting and sartorial are bound to occupy one’s time leading […]

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Justify sustained a relatively minor injury sometime during the Kentucky Derby. How might that affect him in the upcoming Preakness Stakes? So much of horse racing has to do with luck. You can have the best bred horse on the planet, but if the horse doesn’t really want to compete, it’s not going to be […]

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With the most exciting two minutes in sports in the rearview mirror, these are a few reasons to continue paying attention to the Triple Crown, specifically the upcoming Preakness Stakes. Justify won the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, writing his name in the annals of horse racing history. However, for a three-year-old thoroughbred, the […]

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After coming through under the highest pressure in the Kentucky Derby, can Justify keep it going and sweep? Justify was considered the likely Derby favorite for most of the year, following an extremely impressive debut, and the follow ups to it. He broke a legitimately generations’ old rule of horse racing: Derby winners have to […]

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Only 12 horses have swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes to win the Triple Crown. American Pharoah was the most recent in 2015. One of the hardest challenges in American sports — one only 12 winners have accomplished — is the quest for the Triple Crown. Over the course of five weeks, […]

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