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Like It Is: Justify truly in horse racing's spotlight

posted: 05/22/2018 2:03 a.m. Discuss

Watching Saturday's Preakness was like watching the 2004 Belmont Stakes, but instead of Eddington, with Jerry Bailey riding, and Rock Hard Ten, ridden by Alex Solis, not allowing the favorite, Smarty Jones, to relax it was Good Magic forcing Justify to keep a strong pace.

Justify wins second leg of Triple Crown

posted: 05/20/2018 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead.

Like it is: Justify responds when buttons pushed

posted: 05/20/2018 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Bob Baffert was confident to the point of being smug, but that's usual on any day that ends in Y.

Magic's fast start leads to disappointing finish

posted: 05/20/2018 2:44 a.m. Discuss

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.

143RD PREAKNESS STAKES: Baffert: Good break from gate important for Justify

posted: 05/19/2018 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Opposing trainers at the Preakness always want to see the Kentucky Derby winner up-close and then set their sights on trying to beat that horse.

Rick Lee’s Preakness Stakes selections and analysis

posted: 05/19/2018 2:38 a.m. Discuss


Red Ruby returns for easy Pimlico win

posted: 05/19/2018 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Following an unplanned two-month break from racing, Red Ruby returned with a flourish in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

Four get first shot at favorite Justify

posted: 05/18/2018 2 a.m. Discuss

BALTIMORE -- Half the participants in the eight-horse Preakness field have yet to experience the sensation of chasing Justify to the finish line.

143RD PREAKNESS STAKES: Favorite Justify draws 7 post; rain is expected

posted: 05/17/2018 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn't bother him with Justify.

Like it is: No need to overthink it: Justify's the pick

posted: 05/17/2018 2:37 a.m. Discuss

There is absolutely no reason to believe anyone other than Justify will win the Preakness, and that he will go into the Belmont as the overwhelming favorite to become the second horse this decade to win the Triple Crown.

Commentary: Horses, sports betting a mystery fit

posted: 05/17/2018 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The Supreme Court's blockbuster ruling on Monday paving the way for states to conduct gambling on all sorts of sporting events poses an important question about one gambling entity close to home.

Justify arrives OK, settles in at Pimlico

posted: 05/17/2018 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Within minutes of their arrival at Pimlico Race Course, Kentucky Derby winner Justify and his trainer circled the stakes barn at a rapid clip.

Commentary: Preakness not quite like the Derby

posted: 05/16/2018 2:36 a.m. Discuss

The Kentucky Derby is an all-American rite of spring that glorifies hype, sentimentality and price gouging. It defines Louisville, whose economy might buckle without the megabucks it generates.

Keeping Preakness at aging Pimlico a tough sell

posted: 05/16/2018 2:35 a.m. Discuss

Pimlico Race Course is all gussied up again this week, ready to host the Preakness on a day that will enable the 148-year-old track to survive another year.

Rivalry, bond tight for Lukas, Baffert

posted: 05/15/2018 2:11 a.m. Discuss

Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas.






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