SWEET VICTORY

Oxbow Wins Preakness

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.