It was the first Preakness run without the Kentucky Derby winner since 1996, but the 13-horse field was the largest since 2011. Go back to 1951 for the last time the Preakness was run without the top four finishers from the Derby.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, takes place today (6:20 p.m. Eastern) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore with isolated thunderstorms in the forecast.
One day after the world said, 'What?' when it learned that the chase for the first Triple Crown in 35 years could be halted by equine nasal strips, New York State racing officials took action on Monday to...clear the air, if you will.