Derby winner Orb faces a friend in the Preakness - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Derby winner Orb faces a friend in the Preakness

Posted: Updated:

By MIKE FARRELL
Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Illinois Derby victor Departing played together as colts in the lush pastures of Claiborne Farm in central Kentucky.

But it will be all business on Saturday when they meet for the first time on the racetrack in the $1 million Preakness Stakes.

Orb is aiming for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, and a chance at immortality three weeks later in the Belmont Stakes as the first horse to sweep the series since Affirmed in 1978.

Departing could be Orb's main obstacle as the leading "new shooter" in the Preakness. "New shooters" are the fresh horses who bypass the Kentucky Derby and join the Triple Crown two weeks later at Pimlico.

The draw for the race is later Wednesday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Sports NewsSports NewsMore>>

  • Facing child abuse charges, Adrian Peterson absent from Sunday game

    Facing child abuse charges, Adrian Peterson absent from Sunday game

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:43:12 GMT
    Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England.
    Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England. 
  • Wedding forces rescheduling of college football game

    Wedding forces rescheduling of college football game

    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
    You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September.
  • Source: Ray Rice video sent to NFL

    Source: Ray Rice video sent to NFL

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:14 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:14:48 GMT
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
    A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée to an NFL executive five months ago, while league executives have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. The person played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices