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Preakness in the rearview mirror

Updated: May 19, 2012, 9:07 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Well, it wasn't Clippers versus Spurs, was it? But the Preakness wasn't a bad showcase for a sport considered by some to be "in trouble."

Here's horse racing's chief source of trouble: the mainstream media that shows up once a year on an expense account at the Kentucky Derby and has an assistant scare up another sport-in-peril story.

Horse racing is changing fast.

The "majors," the Triple Crown races and the Breeder's Cup, draw great on site and on TV.

During the ...

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