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Orb will seek to keep alive his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Orb won the Derby by 2½ lengths as the betting favorite.
Bob Baffert got beat again in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Bill Mott settled for half of a repeat sweep in the weekend's two biggest races. The Hall of Fame trainers could only wince as 9-1 long shot Fort Larned won North America's richest race on Saturday night, capping a weekend of upsets in the world championships at Santa Anita.
Watching from the stands at Churchill Downs and then Pimlico Race Course, Doug O'Neill experienced the thrill of victory twice.
Chasing Bodemeister around the track at Pimlico Race Course, jockey Mario Gutierrez and I'll Have Another also were chasing a chance at history. This is what he and trainer Doug O'Neill were prepared for.
With an opportunity gone in the Kentucky Derby, Saturday's Preakness Stakes was another chance for Bodemeister to prove he could be one of the all-time greats. All he had to do, trainer Bob Baffert said, was run "his race."
Unlike the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert thought he had the Preakness Stakes won with Bodemeister. It was just slow enough that his front-running horse had a good chance to put it away.
Graham Motion isn't in the spotlight this time. His Triple Crown dream is over, as favorite Bodemeister and Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another are the talk of Preakness week at Pimlico Race Course.
It was 1997, and Bob Baffert had just won the Kentucky Derby for the first time with Silver Charm. Sitting in a hotel outside Pimlico Race Course in preparation for the Preakness, he kept reliving the experience.
I'll Have Another may be getting all the attention as the Kentucky Derby winner, but when it comes to Saturday's Preakness Stakes, everyone's focused on Bodemeister.