Derby winner Orb faces a friend in the Preakness
BALTIMORE -- Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Illinois Derby champion Departing played together as foals in the lush pastures of Claiborne Farm in central Kentucky.
It will be all business on Saturday, though, when the horses meet for the first time on the racetrack in the $1 million Preakness Stakes.
Orb is aiming for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, and a chance three weeks later at the Belmont Stakes to become the first horse to sweep the series since Affirmed in 1978.
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