Horse Racing

Belmont distance, fatigue test Justify in Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE (AP) Justify keeps showing something new each time he races.

In the Kentucky Derby, he showed he could run in the mud in a crowded, 20-horse field. In the Preakness, he showed he could withstand the challenge of a top rival pressing him early and hold off others before the finish line - also in the mud. (MORE)

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

BALTIMORE (AP) Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead.

The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith's white silks and knew his horse had been pushed to his limit with 100 yards left to go. (MORE)

Good Magic's fast start leads to disappointing finish

BALTIMORE (AP) Dueling in the fog in front of 134,487 fans straining to see the action, Good Magic gamely jumped to the lead in the Preakness and held the rail.

Every time Kentucky Derby winner Justify got close, Good Magic withstood the challenge. After one horse nosed in front, the other gave no ground. (MORE)

The Latest: Kentucky Derby winner Justify captures Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local):

7:15 p.m. (MORE)

The Latest: Justify crosses finish line 1st at Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local):

7 p.m. (MORE)

The Latest: Muddy day at Pimlico for race fans, horses

BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local):

4:15 p.m. (MORE)

Preakness could ultimately land on 'super track' at Laurel

BALTIMORE (AP) Belinda Stronach has lofty goals for horse racing in Maryland, and she isn't so sure Pimlico Race Course is the place to make it all happen.

Stronach, the chairman and president of The Stronach Group, which owns and operates Pimlico and Laurel Park, spoke to The Associated Press Saturday about the future of the Preakness as rain poured on the infield chalet with her last name on it. (MORE)

Baffert, Justify hope to shine at potentially wet Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be chasing history, and Justify hopes to keep his Triple Crown bid alive in what is shaping up to be a soggy Preakness.

Baffert saddled Justify in a Kentucky Derby victory on a wet track two weeks ago, and the duo is looking for a repeat performance Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. (MORE)

Red Ruby pulls away to easy victory in Black-Eyed Susan

BALTIMORE (AP) Following an unplanned two-month break from racing, Red Ruby returned with a flourish in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

Red Ruby pulled away from Coach Rocks on a sloppy track Friday and cruised to a 4 3/4-length victory, her third career win in five tries. (MORE)

Preakness looks like Justify's race to lose after Derby win

BALTIMORE (AP) Opposing trainers at the Preakness always want to see the Kentucky Derby winner up-close and then set their sights on trying to beat that horse.

This year, they can see Justify. They just don't know if they can beat him. (MORE)