Discussion

Hot List: Preakness Stakes

Updated: June 3, 2013, 5:33 PM ET
By Bob Ehalt

This weekend's race, Saturday, May 18

The Preakness Stakes, Pimlico

There's a natural tendency to discount a victory in the mud, especially in a race as prestigious as the Kentucky Derby. Some horses, even champions, have a deep disdain for a wet surface, allowing something completely unfathomable to happen in those races. Yet for every Mine That Bird there is a Smarty Jones, and Orb falls more in line with the 2004 Derby-Preakness winner than the "Bird" who never won ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE HORSE RACING HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM