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Sport and Society for Arete - Sport is the Thing

Richard Crepeau | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

At certain times on the calendar the volume and quality of sport on offer to fans and competitors alike overflows the capacity for any single person to absorb. It is an embarrassment of riches and at present we are in the midst of one such bonanza of events. Where to begin?

Exaggerator Wins Preakness To End Nyquist's Triple Crown Run

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.23.2016 | Sports

(Reuters) - Exaggerator took advantage of sloppy conditions and a "dream trip" to win the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes by 3-1/2 lengths in Ba...

2 Horses Die In First 4 Races At Preakness

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.22.2016 | Sports

The Preakness got off to a tragic start on Saturday, with two horses dying in the first four races and a jockey hospitalized with a broken collarbone....

Preakness: Nyquist Looks To Add Another Jewel To Triple Crown

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.21.2016 | Sports

(Reuters) - Unbeaten Nyquist is a prohibitive favorite to add the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, whi...

Secretariat's Hair

Jim Calio | Posted 05.08.2016 | Sports
Jim Calio

"Here, hold the horse," said the aging groom. "I'll be right back." And with that, he handed me the lead rope attached to the halter of Secretariat, perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973.

How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2016 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

Triple Crown Trash Talk

Rob Taub | Posted 08.09.2014 | Sports
Rob Taub

Like so many others, I've been inspired by the story of California Chrome. So much in fact, that despite not being a fan of horse racing, I decided to make the pilgrimage to Belmont Park.

7 Things That Prove It's Been A Loooooong Wait For A Triple Crown Winner

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

No one under the age of 36 has ever seen a horse win the Triple Crown. California Chrome will attempt to end the drought on June 7th with a win at the...

It's The Dream of a Lifetime

Deb Carlin Polhill | Posted 07.28.2014 | Sports
Deb Carlin Polhill

The beauty and majesty of thoroughbred horse racing is indeed poetry in motion. When these magnificent animals take to the track, they do what is in their blood to do... they do what they were born to do... they run.

WATCH: California Chrome Wins The Preakness

The Hufington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.17.2014 | Sports

There will be a Triple Crown try in 2014. California Chrome won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes just two weeks after winning the Kentucky...

Go For Preakness, Stay For Everything Else

The Huffington Post | Katelyn Mullen | Posted 05.15.2014 | Travel

All eyes are on Baltimore this weekend as Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome hits the ground running (see what we did there?) to keep the dreams ...

WATCH: Oxbow Dominates Preakness, Dashes Triple Crown Hopes

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Sports

Oxbow and Gary Stevens ensured the Triple Crown drought will continue at least one more year. Oxbow won the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes ...

Preakness Odds

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Sports

Just hours from the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes, Orb remained the favorite. The winner at the Kentucky Derby, Orb arrived at Pimlico aiming ...

PHOTOS: Bikini Contest, Infield Party At Preakness

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2013 | Sports

Coming between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont, the Preakness Stakes may get lost in the Triple Crown shuffle. But don't tell anyone partying in th...

LOOK: Famous People Are Coming For The Preakness, Bikini Contest

Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

While horse fans from around the world will tune into NBC for the 138th Preakness Stakes this Saturday, the race's actual attendees will more likely b...

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Len Berman | Posted 07.21.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Now that was exciting, a carbon copy of the Kentucky Derby. Bodemeister led the entire Preakness until he was caught at the wire by I'll Have Another. I'm just sorry we won't see Bodemeister in the Belmont.

LIVE: Preakness Stakes

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Sports

Mix yourself up a black-eyed susan (or whatever it is that Kegasus is pouring) and get ready for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes. Enteri...

The Return Of Kegasus

Posted 05.18.2012 | Sports

Whether you wanted to see him again or not, Kegasus has returned. According to the official website for the Preakness, he's bringing a friend to the r...

Mitt Romney's VP Odds: Preakness Style

Jason Grill | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Jason Grill

Mitt Romney's next major campaign move, selecting his Vice Presidential nominee, might decide what looks to be a very close general election. If you don't believe me, look no further than Sarah Palin in 2008.

Ron Dicker

How To Get A Kentucky Derby Winner On The Cheap | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.03.2012 | Money

If Saturday's Kentucky Derby makes you dream of owning a thoroughbred for the price of a nag, you're in luck. Several firms arrange partnerships for s...

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Len Berman | Posted 07.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

It's nice and all that NFL owners have adopted some new rules for player safety, but aren't their efforts misguided? Shouldn't they spend every waking moment negotiating with the players?

WATCH: Who Will Win The Preakness Stakes?

Posted 07.20.2011 | Sports

14 horses and jockeys will compete tomorrow to win the 2011 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. If all goes according to plan, Sa...

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Len Berman | Posted 07.19.2011 | New York
Len Berman

If you haven't heard, a California preacher says the world will end at 6 pm Saturday. Since post time for the Preakness is around 6:15 pm, betting on the race would be a waste of time and money.

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Len Berman | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Len Berman

This year's Preakness mascot is Kegasus, half man, half horse. The whole idea is to draw "party animals." Let's see, music, lots of beer and a bikini contest. And you wonder why ticket sales are up 17%?

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Len Berman | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Len Berman

How are NFL players spending all their locked-out free time? Working out on their own and studying the legal issues involved in the standoff? Well, some are involved in the legal system.