Hall of famers team up to lead Oxbow to Preakness win
Hall of fame jockey Gary Stevens rode “Oxbow” to a convincing win in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore, giving fellow Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas his 6th Preakness win as a trainer.
Kentucky Derby winner “Orb” was the odds-on 3-to-5 favorite, but got caught up in traffic on the back stretch, and couldn’t catch “Oxbow,” who became the first wire-to-wire winner of the Preakness since 1982. Stevens collected his third Preakness win, and his first since coming out a seven-year retirement. “Oxbow’s” win means for the 35th year in a row, there will not be a Triple Crown winner. The final leg of of the Triple Crown is in three weeks with the Belmont Stakes.