The Associated Press RINSE JOB: Arkansas Derby winner Classic Empire is washed after a workout Wednesday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, site of the 142nd Preakness on Saturday. Classic Empire, last year’s male juvenile champion, placed fourth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

The Associated Press RINSE JOB: Arkansas Derby winner Classic Empire is washed after a workout Wednesday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, site of the 142nd Preakness on Saturday. Classic Empire, last year’s male juvenile champion, placed fourth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Top two Preakness picks start side by side

By Bob Wisener
This article was published May 18, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

A lukewarm 9-2 favorite in the Kentucky Derby, Always Dreaming is an overwhelming early choice to capture the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

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