The Triple Crown talk inevitably begins roughly five seconds after the latest 3-year-old wins the Kentucky Derby. This year, it’s trainer Shug McGaughey’s colt Orb who will continue to chase history at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Although he’ll start Saturday’s race from the rail, Orb is capable of getting through the other eight horses in the field. He debuted as the even-money favorite not just because he won the Derby, but because he’s the most talented in a small field.
It remains to be seen if Orb will win the first Triple Crown since 1978, but he should keep the intrigue going into the Belmont Stakes.