Preakness to feature 1st woman to produce Triple Crown race

Schanzer

photo courtesy: NBC Sports

BALTIMORE (AP) — Lindsay Schanzer will be the first woman to produce a Triple Crown telecast live on site when the Preakness is run this weekend.

The 32-year-old’s job became much more challenging in the past few days when plans for Saturday’s show changed with Kentucky Derby Medina Spirit failing a postrace drug test.

Schanzer had to pivot and find a balance between the horse’s humble beginnings and the medication violence that has been one of the biggest stories in sports.

Medina Spirit continues to train well for the Preakness with prerace test results due back Friday.

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