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Kentucky Derby winner Classic Empire to skip Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Kentucky Derby winner Classic Empire will skip the Belmont Stakes next month after finishing eighth in the Preakness. (MORE)

Yonkers features Art Rooney Pace on Saturday night

NEW YORK (AP) Harness driver Dave Miller will attempt a double on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway when he guides contenders in two stakes races. (MORE)

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

BALTIMORE (AP) Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks' rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three weeks until the Belmont in New York, Cloud Computing could return to run on his home track. (MORE)

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) Sometimes it pays to have a fresh horse.

Cloud Computing skipped the Kentucky Derby, while eventual winner Always Dreaming and Classic Empire mixed it up in the mud at Churchill Downs. (MORE)

Chad Brown dedicates Preakness to late mentor Bobby Frankel

BALTIMORE (AP) As Chad Brown stood in the Preakness winner's circle with Cloud Computing, the 38-year-old trainer didn't think about winning the second jewel of the Triple Crown in his first try.

He thought about late mentor Bobby Frankel, who came to Pimlico four times and never hit the board in the Preakness. Frankel died of leukemia in 2009, and was on Brown's mind Saturday. (MORE)

Farewell Triple Crown: Always Dreaming fades in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) For Always Dreaming, the first half of the Preakness went exactly as planned.

Locked in a battle with Classic Empire, the Kentucky Derby winner reached the midpoint of Saturday's race with a narrow lead. (MORE)

13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) Cloud Computing caught Classic Empire in the final strides Saturday to win the Preakness by a head.

The 13-1 long shot was one of five fresh horses in the race that didn't run two weeks ago in the Kentucky Derby. (MORE)

The Latest: Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset

BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on the Preakness Stakes (all times EDT):

6:58 p.m. (MORE)

The Latest: World Approval wins $250,000 Dixie

BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on the Preakness Stakes (all times EDT):

6:14 p.m. (MORE)

The Latest: Always Dreaming down to 7-5 favorite

BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on the Preakness Stakes (all times EDT):

6:05 p.m. (MORE)

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