After watching Orb win the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, as guests of Longines, we were invited again this past weekend to watch the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. With 3-5 odds going into the race, Kentucky Derby winner, Orb, was the clear favorite. However, it was the underdog, Oxbow, who placed sixth at the Kentucky Derby, and was a 15-1 longshot to win the Preakness, who stole the show. On Saturday, at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, ridden by 50-year old veteran Gary Stevens, Oxbow dashed Orb’s Triple Crown hopes with a first place finish. According to Stevens, Oxbow “didn’t get a lot of respect after the Derby,” but that didn’t matter as he led the entire race and proved Odds makers wrong. Needless to say, with such a dominating win, Oxbow will surely be one of the favorites going into the third and final leg of the Triple Crown — the Belmont Stakes, which takes place in three weeks. While nobody will be winning the Triple Crown this year, an achievement that hasn’t happened since 1978 when Affirmed won it, the chances of a rematch between Orb and Oxbow is likely.