English Events Horse Happenings

Orb Breezes Half-Mile in 47.18 for Preakness; McGaughey Thrilled

ELMONT , N.Y. – Kentucky Derby winner Orb breezed a half-mile in a seemingly effortless 47.18 seconds Monday morning at Belmont Park in his final serious work for the next leg of racing’s Triple Crown, Saturday’s Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.  The series concludes Saturday, June 8, with the 145th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park .