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2dJay Hovdey

Plenty of company for bad Classic rides

The Preakness is always run in a fishbowl when the Kentucky Derby winner is front and center -- especially when the Derby winner is an undefeated champion with one leg up on the Triple Crown.

The Matt Bernier After Show (3:26)
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11hSteve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

California considers more liberal use of whip

California Thoroughbred jockeys will be allowed to use their whips with greater frequency in the last sixteenth of a mile under a proposed rule introduced Thursday.

Arlington Matron preview (7:04)
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11hMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Horses heating up on the Belmont Stakes trail

For this week, the focus is the impact of the Preakness and other significant news on the overall picture for the June 11 Belmont Stakes.

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1dMike Curry | America's Best Racing

Hard to look past Exaggerator in Belmont

With Nyquist out of the Belmont Stakes with a fever, Exaggerator appears to be as close to a lock in the Belmont Stakes as you'll find in racing.

Weekend Warrior: Arlington Matron (6:12)
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2dBob Ehalt | America's Best Racing

Betting tips found in the Preakness payoffs

There was a minor upset in the Preakness Stakes, but for the most part, a cold and wet third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course turned out to be a chalk player's paradise.

Weekend Warrior: Arlington Classic (7:10)
Weekend Warrior: Snow Chief Stakes (4:39)
Weekend horse racing recap (2:57)
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4dMike Watchmaker

Nyquist's loss shows how tough it is to win Crown

Many of us were probably guilty of letting our Triple Crown guard down after American Pharoah last year became the first to sweep the series in 37 years.

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Derby winner Nyquist has fever, getting tested

Two days after the first loss of his career, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has developed a slight fever, leaving plans temporarily on hold for a rematch with Preakness winner Exaggerator in the B

Weekend Wrap: Preakness Stakes (7:03)
Weekend Wrap: Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (6:14)
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6dDana O'Neil

Dream for Nyquist, trainer O'Neill, sinks in Pimlico mud

Heavily favored Nyquist and trainer Doug O'Neill entered Saturday's Preakness with an air of confidence. Instead, their seemingly inevitable victory gave way to a brand-new Triple Crown drought.

Race of the Day: Wednesday, May 25 (5:26)
Exaggerator bypasses Nyquist to win Preakness (4:47)

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Weekend Wrap: Dixie Stakes (4:39)
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6dDavid Grening | Daily Racing Form

American Freedom wins stretch battle in Sir Barton

American Freedom rewarded Bob Baffert's faith in the horse by grinding out a 1¼-length victory over Voluntario in the Sir Barton Stakes over a muddy track at Pimlico.

Weekend Wrap: Gallorette Handicap (4:53)
6dJay Privman | Daily Racing Form

Mizz Money gets head up in Gallorette

Mizz Money tenaciously held off all rivals through the lane to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Gallorette Handicap at Pimlico.

6dJim Dunleavy | Daily Racing Form

Always Sunshine makes the grade in Maryland Sprint

The rapidly improving Always Sunshine scored his first graded stakes win in easy fashion at Pimlico on Saturday, taking the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint by 2-1/2 lengths.

Weekend Wrap: Maryland Sprint (2:45)
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6dNicole Russo | Daily Racing Form

Lady Shipman wins from outside at Pimlico

Rosario got a leg up on Lady Shipman for the first time as she overcame the outside post to win the $100,000 The Very One Stakes for turf sprinters at Pimlico.

7dNicole Russo | Daily Racing Form

Ahh Chocolate holds on to win duPont Distaff

Ahh Chocolate wore down a classy rival who got away with an easy pace, and then held off a flying challenger and hit the wire victorious in the Grade 3, $150,000 Allaire duPont Distaff.

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