Brian Nadeau Handicaps the Preakness

Pimlico: The GI, $1 million Preakness at 1 3/16 miles #1 Orb: Kentucky Derby hero made it five in a row in Louisville when he sat off a suicidal pace in the slop, rallied wide and rolled home as tons the best and will look to take the next step towards racing immortality in Baltimore.…

The Preakness: The Lost New York Years

The Preakness is Maryland’s race: it’s “Maryland, My Maryland” and black-eyed Susans and blue crabs. It’s so important to the state that when financial difficulties threatened racing in Maryland,the governor stepped in to make sure that the Preakness would stay in Baltimore. But 120 years ago, when financial woes imperiled the racing industry in Maryland, nothing…

Thoughts on Preakness Day…

…as viewed from home in Brooklyn: How cringingly uncomfortable were we all when Jerry Bailey kept calling Big Brown “Barbaro”? I scared my cats off the couch when I yelled out loud, “Stop, Jerry, stop!” In a related note: I continue to grumble over the re-naming of the Sir Barton. It seems historically unjust for…