1. SWEET VICTORY

    Oxbow Wins Preakness

    Image #: 22399599    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 May 18, 2013.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES  - Tags: SPORT HORSE RACING)         REUTERS /KEVIN LAMARQUE /LANDOV

    Oxbow winning the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters, via Landov)

    It was a rainy day in Baltimore, but the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, was still up and running. Oxbow won the race, the 138th running of the stakes. For heavy pre-race favorite Orb, who won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago under similarly damp conditions, the weather wasn’t deemed a concern. But Orb's disappointing loss dashes hopes of a Triple Crown winner for 2013. The last time the feat was accomplished was in 1978. Oxbow was the longest shot of the century to win the Preakness.

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