Horse Racing

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American Pharoah Dominates Field In Preakness

Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2015

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Preakness Stakes Preview: Can American Pharoah Keep Triple Crown Dream Alive?

Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2015

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5 Reasons To Attend The 2015 Preakness Stakes

Among the best reasons to go to the Preakness Stakes this year are the pure spectacle of the event and a chance to visit the historical city of Baltimore.

05/06/2015

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American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.

05/02/2015

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Kentucky Derby: How I’d Bet $100

When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.

04/30/2015

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Kentucky Derby Preview: American Pharoah, Dortmund Favorites To Win

The 2015 class lining up for America’s most popular horse race includes a handful of horses with superstar potential.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2015

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.

04/27/2015

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: California Chrome Runs For Redemption

All of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.

10/28/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Belmont Stakes

The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/05/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finishline to win the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

California Chrome Wins Preakness

California Chrome has won the Preakness to keep alive his bid to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown.

05/17/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

From a betting perspective California Chrome is the obvious choice in trying to build a winning ticket. He will offer no value in the win pool at odds of 3-5 or lower. That is why exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers (the exotic bets) are the best place to invest in this year’s Preakness.

05/15/2014

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Preview: California Chrome Headlines Preakness Stakes

The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”

05/14/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: How I’d Bet $100

Find out how one Horse Racing expert would bet on the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

11/01/2013

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Breeders’ Cup: Game On Dude Poised (Again) To Get His Classic

By Kevin Martin Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic seemed a perfect setup for Game on Dude. The Breeders’ Cup was on his home track at Santa Anita Park where he had never been beaten; the […]

10/29/2013

Palace Malice ridden by Mike Smith wins the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes followed by Oxbow and orb at Belmont Park on June 8, 2013 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palace Malice Scores Upset In Belmont Stakes

Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

06/08/2013

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

Since 2000, seven post-time favorites have won the Preakness. There is no doubt that this year’s post-time favorite will be Kentucky Derby winner Orb.

05/16/2013

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Preakness Stakes: Orb Pursues Part Two Of The Triple Crown

It’s hard to surmise a scenario where we aren’t talking about yet another pending attempt to end racing’s long wait for the twelfth Triple Crown winner after this year’s Preakness.

05/15/2013

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