Preakness Stakes

Saturday May 18, 2013: Pimlico Race Course

Kentucky Derby winner Orb (left) waits with stable pony Well Well at the edge of the Pimlico track before taking his morning gallop the day before the Preakness Stakes.
Orb gallops with exercise rider Jenn Patterson.
Trainer Shug McGaughey watches as Patterson lets Orb graze after his gallop.
After a bath Orb is ready to return to his stall.
Shug McGaughey (second from left) chats with trainer Bob Baffert in the stakes barn.
Baffert's trainee Govenor Charlie, the least experienced of this year's Preakness starters, has his morning exercise.
D. Wayne Lukas (far right) has three contenders a third of the field in the Preakness Stakes. He watches as one of them, Oxbow, is given some grazing time.
Oxbow will be ridden by Gary Stevens.
Will Take Charge (above) and Titletown Five (right) are the other two Lukas entries.
Rosie Napravnik will ride Mylute after finishing fifth with him in the Kentucky Derby. No female jockey has ever won the Derby or the Preakness Stakes.

Kevin Krigger has the mount on Goldencents, as he did in the Kentucky Derby.
Joel Rosario won the Derby on Orb and will ride him again in the Preakness.
Goldencents, Kevin Krigger up, has a gallop two days before the Preakness, followed by a bath.
Mylute leaves the track after galloping Friday morning, then cools off with a bath.
Itsmyluckyday is distracted by cameras during his grazing session.
Race Day!
Orb, Joel Rosario up, leads the Preakness post parade.
Mike Smith has the mount on Will Take Charge, replacing Jon Court, who rode the colt in the Derby.

The race begins: from left, Itsmyluckyday, Departing, Will Take Charge, Goldencents, Oxbow.
Gary Stevens, who has returned to racing this year after a seven-year hiatus, takes Oxbow right to the front and keeps him there.

Oxbow (right) wins by a length and three quarters. Itsmyluckyday (center), with Jon Velazquez, is second; Mylute and Rosie Napravnik (left) finish third. Between those two is Orb (red and white silks), who came in fourth.
Gary Stevens celebrates after his Preakness victory.
Oxbow's stable mates return together after the gallop out. Will Take Charge (left, with Mike Smith) finished seventh and Titletown Five (Julien Leparoux up) came in last after being eased in the final 3/16 of a mile.

Kevin Krigger acknowledges the crowd as he brings Goldencents back to be unsaddled. They finished fifth.
Oxbow and Gary Stevens head to the winner's circle.
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