BALTIMORE, M.D. — Oxbow, after a mediocre showing at the Kentucky Derby, led wire-to-wire to claim victory Saturday at the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
The horse, ridden by veteran rider Gary Stevens, dashed the Triple Crown hopes of Orb, which finished fourth at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
Oxbow came into the Preakness as a 15-1 shot after finishing sixth at the Derby two weeks ago.
“We didn’t get a lot of respect after the Derby,” said Stevens, 50, who came out of retirement earlier this year.
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