|War Emblem Does It Again!|
War Emblem and Victor Espinoza winning the May 18 Preakness.
Thoroughbred Corp.'s War Emblem proved his Kentucky Derby victory was no fluke with an impressive score in the May 18 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. Unlike their front-running Derby win, War Emblem and jockey Victor Espinoza came from slightly off the pace to prevail by three-quarters of a length over 45-1 longshot Magic Weisner. The victory set trainer Bob Baffert up for his third try at the Triple Crown in just six years.
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Finley: Looking like a Triple Crown winner|
Is there a horse capable of keeping War Emblem from winning the Triple Crown?
Cronley: A 'Magic' Preakness exacta
Chalk another one up for the little guy. He had that humongous Preakness exacta.
Fans battle elements at Pimlico
As usual, winning money was secondary for those
in the Preakness infield Saturday.
Mayne: Jewel's site needs polishing
It's no Four Seasons, but Pimlico's still home to the second leg of the
Pimlico steps up security for the Preakness
Pimlico Race Course has significantly increased security for Saturday's Preakness.
Seattle Slew owner to present trophy Saturday
KarenTaylor, co-owner of the late Triple Crown champion Seattle Slew, will be at Pimlico on Preakness day.
War Emblem draws eighth post for Preakness
The Kentucky Derby winner drew a favorable post at the Preakness post-position draw.
127th Preakness post positions
The field is set for Saturday's 127th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
War Emblem, Baffert shun stall 40 at Preakness barn
The heck with tradition: Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem
will be stabled in stall 32 at Pimlico.
Eddie Mac: The Triple Crown's rest stop
Need to recover from the intensity of the Derby? The Preakness fills
Slow War Emblem work doesn't concern Baffert
War Emblem had an uneventful, yet unspectacular workouts at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.
War Emblem won't steal Preakness
Derby winner War Emblem is sure to have company up front in Saturday's Preakness.
Mayne: Baffert's Derby play just the beginning
Kenny writes that Bob Baffert and Thoroughbred Corp. have now bought themselves a Triiple Crown winner.
Bill Finley runs down the contenders for the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Eddie Mac runs down the possible field for this Saturday's Preakness.
Injury forces Lusty Latin out of Triple Crown
An injury will force Lusty Latin to miss the final two legs of the Triple Crown, owner Joey Platts said.
Sunday Break opts out of Preakness
Sunday Break, the third-place finisher in the Wood Memorial, will not run in the Preakness Stakes.
Rice: The Triple Crown Triumverate reunites
Can you feel it? Doesn't all seem right with the world -- at least in the world of horse racing ?
Eddie Mac: An unpopular Derby winner?
The Kentucky Derby is supposed to be the world's greatest race ... except maybe for this year.
Some 'Magic' ready to be made at Pimlico?
Looking for a Preakness long shot? Try Magic
Weisner, a horse with the home turf advantage.
Harlan's Holiday to start in Preakness
After hesitating in the days after the Derby, trainer Ken McPeek said Harlan's Holiday would run in the Preakness.
Rice: Baffert's nearest of near misses
Bob Baffert has won three of the last six Kentucky Derbys, but oh what might have been.
The unsung hero of Derby 2002
Don Brauer was a key player in Thoroughbred Corp.'s purchase of Derby winner War Emblem.
Zito first to arrive at Preakness
Late Tuesday a familiar face showed up at the Pimlico Stakes barn in Baltimore.
Bailey replaces Pincay on Medaglia d'Oro
The colt who rallied to finish fourth in the Derby, will have a new Hall of Fame jockey for the Preakness.
Cronley: So much for the Derby experts
According to Jay, the gap between the railbirds and the "experts" continues to narrow.
Finley: Dumb, stupid luck
After 128 years, Bill believes the secret to winning the Kentucky Derby has emerged: dumb, stupid luck.
Harlan's still a favorite around the McPeek barn
The fairy-tale story of trainer Ken McPeek and the Ohio-bred Harlan's Holiday concluded without a happy ending.
Mayne: Why'd we make this so hard?
Kenny knew one person out of the 150,000 at Churchill who had War Emblem: Bob Baffert.
Buddha now pointing to Travers
Trainer James Bond will not run Buddha in any of the remaining Triple Crown races.
Derby winner War Emblem off to the Preakness
After winning the Kentucky Derby with War Emblem, trainer Bob Baffert is looking ahead. Sort of.
Reineman wants half of War Emblem's bonus
Russell Reineman, the former owner of War Emblem, believes he is entitled to half of the colt's $1 million bonus.
May 7, 2005
Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.
1 1/4 miles
May 21, 2005
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Md.
1 3/16 miles
Tank's Prospect, 1985
Louis Quatorze, 1996
June 11, 2005
1 1/2 miles
War Emblem trainer Bob Baffert talks to ESPN's Hank Goldberg after War Emblem ran away with the Preakness.
Jockey Victor Espinoza knew War Emblem was bound for victory as early as the first turn.
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Dan Patrick Show
ESPN's Kenny Mayne drops by to recap the 128th running of the Kentucky Derby.