What you should know about the Preakness
- News of the day: His Kentucky Derby victory may be hanging by the thread of a drug test in Kentucky. But Medina Spirit cleared one of three hurdles to get into Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. The first of his out-of-competition screenings came back clean. If the other two come back today just like that, he will race this weekend at Pimlico. CONTINUE READING.
- Brent Musburger: And the winner is . . . CONTINUE READING.
- Ron Flatter Racing Pod: With a drug controversy hanging over him, Medina Spirit tries to maintain his tenuous hold on a Triple Crown bid by winning this weekend in Baltimore. On a special, pop-up episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, horse-playing bookmakers Duane Colucci, Chris Andrews, Johnny Avello and Vinny Magliulo handicap this weekend’s Preakness Stakes with in-depth analysis of every horse in the race. LISTEN NOW.
- Ron Flatter Racing Pod, No. 2: Controversies over drug tests will not be ignored, but there is a horse race this weekend in Baltimore. That is the setting for a Preakness preview episode of the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. Maryland Jockey Club TV host Naomi Tukker analyzes and handicaps the Black-Eyed Susan and the Preakness stakes. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas discusses his long shot Ram plus the controversy surrounding Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit. Exercise rider Humberto Gómez talks about the differences between Medina Spirit and stablemate Concert Tour. LISTEN NOW.
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Josh Appelbaum’s Market Insights
Josh looks at the Bucs’ easy schedule and then turns his attention to the MLB menu. CONTINUE READING.
Dave Tuley’s ATS Report
- MLB: Favorites went 8-4 with upsets by Blue Jays (+145), Rays (+106), Cardinals (+124) & Rockies (+145); faves now 301-248 SU (but still only 54.8%); Unders went 8-3-1 with push on A’s-Red Sox (9) to increase slim lead to 282-265-19 (51.6%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
- NBA: Suns outlasted Blazers 118-117 to stay alive for No. 1 seed; Blazers could still land in NBA play-in tourney. Favorites went 9-0 SU but only 5-3-1 ATS with push on Bucks (-9) at Pacers; Spurs (+5 at Knicks) & Kings (+8.5 at Grizzlies) also covered in losses. Faves improve their slim lead to 521-503-14 ATS (50.9%) on the season. Unders went 7-1-1 with the push on Raptors-Bulls (216), so Overs’ lead is down to 523-517-11 (50.3%) overall. RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
- NHL: Avalanche (-500) routed Kings 5-1 to clinch President’s Cup (best NHL record, top playoff seed); favorites 2-0 with Wild-Blues closing PK; Overs went 2-1, but Unders hold slim lead at 418-407-37 (50.7%); 1st-Period Overs 2-1, but 1P Unders lead 437-424-1 (50.8%). RECAPS & MATCHUPS.
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