Oxbow wins the Preakness Stakes

Oxbow with jockey Gary Stevens in the irons takes first place at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland Credit: Reuters
Oxbow with jockey Gary Stevens in the irons takes first place at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
Credit: Reuters

Oxbow, a 15-1 longshot ridden masterfully by 50-year-old Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, cruised to an easy, wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

Itsmyluckyday, ridden by John Velazquez, finished second in the field of nine, while Rosie Napravnik guided Mylute to a third-place finish over a fast track at Pimlico Race Course.

Orb, the Kentucky Derby champion, tired badly and finished fourth, ensuring that a Triple Crown champion will have to wait at least another year.

The winning time for the mile-and-three-16th race was 1:57:54.


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