Matt Gardner


Matt is the founder of "And Down The Stretch They Come," SB Nation’s horse racing blog, where he spends most of his time trying to solve the great mysteries of handicapping. When he’s not writing about horse racing, he can be found at his local pub reading the Daily Racing Form and attempting to formulate a winning Pick 4 ticket. He once hit a superfecta at Arlington Park after punching in the number of his horses incorrectly on the AutoTote machine.


Palace Malice denies Orb and Oxbow

Palace Malice upsets the Preakness and Derby winner and takes the last leg of the 2013 Triple Crown.

Can a horse spoil the Orb/Oxbow party?

Orb and Oxbow face off at Belmont Park to decide the final leg of the 2013 Triple Crown.

So much for a Triple Crown

Oxbow and Gary Stevens dashed the hopes of fans seeking a Triple Crown winner with a dominating gate-to-wire performance in the Preakness.

Oxbow and Stevens go gate-to-wire in the Preakness

The Triple Crown drought lives on for another year as Orb falls to Oxbow.

Sky Ring shocks at 24/1 in the Dixie Stakes

The Preakness day excitement continued to build as long shot Sky Ring won the Dixie Stakes, the final undercard race of the day.

Sage Valley rolls home in the Maryland Sprint

Sage Valley won his fourth race in a row with a big victory on the Preakness undercard.

Pianist goes gate to wire in the gallorette

It was sweet music at Pimlico as Pianist won the Gallorette on the Preakness undercard.

Summer Applause Romps In The Dupont Distaff

The first graded stakes race on the Preakness undercard ends up an all-chalk trifecta.

Preakness undercard preview

The Preakness isn't the only race to bet on at Pimlico today. A thirteen-race card is scheduled for Saturday in Baltimore, with six stakes races prior to the big event.

Fiftyshadesofhay Wins The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

The traditional race for the fillies on the day prior to the Preakness, the 89th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes took center stage at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

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