Orb’s Triple Crown hopes dashed by Oxbow

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BALTIMORE, Md. — After a sixth place showing at the Kentucky Derby, Oxbow led the field wire-to-wire to win the 138th Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Ridden by veteran jockey Gary Stevens, the horse dashed the hopes for a Triple Crown by Orb.  Orb, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the favorite going into Saturday’s race was the favorite.  The horse finished fourth.

Oxbow’s winning time was 1:57:54 on the 1 3/16the mile course — that’s only 4.5 seconds slower than the record set by Triple Crown winner Secretariat in 1973.

Oxbow came into the Preakness as a 15-1 shot and “didn’t get a lot of respect after the Derby,” Stevens told NBC.

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