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Justify, with Mike Smith up, was all alone at the finish in the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 5, 2018. I watched him all week. The track is the same for everybody, We know that the Derby winner liked the mud, and we know he’s the one to beat. He'll get it, but not sure it will matter much. The timing is good for us for this race." If the track is soggy, that would be even better.

That’s what bonds these relationships,” Lukas said. “I have the greatest respect for Bob Baffert. The cruelty of the sport never diminishes, nor do owners’ expectations for big-race victories. Baffert doesn’t go back that far, but he’s held the Preakness stage longer than most. ARTeriors: 14 S. One thing to know: There are plenty of reasons to think Tenfold, the son of the former Preakness winner Curlin, will have a shot heading into this year’s race at Pimlico with fresh legs.

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We’ll see what happens.” In a national teleconference last week, six-time Preakness-winning trainer D. Sporting Chance (30-1) Trainer: D. Curlin earned 2007 Horse of the Year honors after slogging to victory in the muddy Breeders' Cup Classic. Ask him about history, specifically his standing in it and the records he’s on the cusp of breaking with his latest thoroughbred superstar, Justify. Yes, he has great clientele, but he knows what to do with them.

He reflected this week on the first of his six victories, with Silver Charm. “I really didn’t care if I won or not. Eight horses are set to run in the Preakness Stakes this Saturday, as Justify looks to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. Foto: source Sean M. He’s fast,” Justify trainer Bob Baffert said of Quip. That’s when he does the most damage: when nobody’s talking about him, he’s under the radar.

History will expect it. In the last two years, the Derby runner-up finished ahead of the Derby winner in the Preakness. Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday's second race in a field of eight horses. There have been many comparisons drawn between American Pharoah and Justify in the two weeks between the Kentucky Derby and Saturday’s 143rd Preakness .

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Baffert is understandably giddy saying 'I like being the favorite.' We are having trouble finding some competition in this field. If Justify wins the Preakness on Saturday — something each of Baffert’s four previous Kentucky Derby winners have done — he will move his trainer out of a tie with D. He might grumble about the endless line of people who approach him at big races, asking for pictures or wishing to chat.

I was just so excited about winning the Derby,” he said. “That’s the most excited I’ve ever been. Justify is the heavy favorite heading into the race, but Good Magic, the second-place Derby finisher, might be able to take advantage of the shorter track. Trainer/jockey: Bob Baffert/Mike E. Trained by Rodolphe Brisset and ridden by last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Florent Geroux, Quip captured the Tampa Derby in March before finishing second in the Arkansas Derby.

It’s going to be a match race from this point on.’ ” Only on the homestretch did Good Magic begin to fade, by which point Bravazo, trained by Hall of Famer D. The industry will demand it. Justify ran an impressive race in the mud at Churchill Downs on May 5. I like being the favorite," Baffert said Wednesday. "I don't want to be 50-1. Most of them have been raised with trainer Bob Baffert , who in 2015 helped American Pharoah become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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But the truth is he embraces the role, standing outside his barn far longer than necessary to humor every request. He could’ve crowed about his audacious vision for bringing the colt so far, so fast. For two weeks I was just floating around here.” He thought Silver Charm had been out-nosed at the wire by Free House. Whether you’re taking the favorite, at 1-2, or looking for a viable longshot to spoil Justify’s Triple Crown run, there’s plenty to know about each horse in the field.

Quip had a pair of wins last year before staggering to a seventh-place showing in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs in November. Tucker Blvd. Wayne Lukas and ridden by Luis Saez, made a late charge. And Justify, having done everything asked of him to this point, will have earned it. Conditions will be similar in Baltimore — it has rained all week, and more on race day would make for another sloppy track.

By Saturday night, there might also be similarities to the wet and wild conditions in which both horses won the Preakness. Three years ago, after his horse Mr. Diamond King (30-1) Trainer: John Servis Jockey: Javier Castellano Last Three Starts 4-21 Federico Tesio 1 2-3 Swale 3 12-30 Heft 1 Here's the longest shot in the field. We would expect a similar race with Justify jumping out early with Good Magic right behind him.

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But owner Bob Lewis told him no. One thing to know: Brisset cared for Justify as a 2-year-old before shipping him off to Bob Baffert and eventual Kentucky Derby glory. Copyright © 2017 Business Insider Nederland. In retrospect, that might have been a turning point. “He’s changed a lot,” Brisset said. “After the Kentucky Jockey Club, we gave him a couple of weeks off and you could see the maturation.

We kept him honest, just like we said we would.” [ The Preakness moving out of Pimlico and Baltimore? Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe High shooting victims Dave Sheinin has been a Washington Post sports writer since 1999. The AP reports: "Trainer Bob Baffert is happy that the bruise on Justify's left hind foot hasn't bothered the colt during his morning workouts at Pimlico since arriving Wednesday.

Where to put your money if you're betting on the Preakness. Z seem to skid down the backstretch to go from a close second to a distant fifth behind American Pharoah, Lukas said he couldn’t think of many races he had experienced in more difficult conditions. Race history doesn't really lead us to thinking he will be in the mix. One note: Justify has recently been treated for a bruised heel, so that is something to monitor.

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All rights reserved. You still have to be a little careful when he’s around too many horses, but he’s way more professional.” Hall of Fame trainer D. Out in front was the strapping chestnut colt named Justify, his white blaze the first thing to come into view. Three weeks later, that colt, American Pharoah, became the sport’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, ensuring his place in its history.

The last was American Pharoah in 2015. Justify already won on horse racing's biggest stage when he held off a hard-charging Good Magic to capture the Derby on a muddy track at Churchill Downs. Asked whether the forecast makes him a little unsettled, Baffert said: “No, that’s something that you can’t control. Preakness Stakes Bettor’s Guide: Can any horse upset Justify? He did win his last outing, the Federico Tesio, on April 21, but flattened out in the Grade 3 Swale, finishing to Strike Power.

He wants to acknowledge exactly none of this. “I never think about breaking records or anything like that,” he said last week. “We live in the moment. He had his wry routine down even then, when he was just a few years removed from training quarter horses, which he’d learned to love as a boy growing up on his family’s ranch in Nogales, Ariz. The injury, which turned out to be a treatable bruise, sparked a brief furor on the internet.

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BALTIMORE • Half the participants in the eight-horse Preakness field have yet to experience the sensation of chasing Justify to the finish line.

But behind him — and keeping pace, if not gaining — was a pack of rivals. Between those two wins, 13 other horses, including three of Baffert’s, had secured the first two jewels only to fail to complete the crown. Follow @DaveSheinin The story must be told. Both of those horses have something in common: Hall of Fame trainer Baffert. After Justify and Good Magic, No. It’s sloppy, but sloppy can mean a lot of different things.

Will any horse be able to beat the 1-2 favorite Justify? (Morry Gash/AP) 5. Bravazo (20-1) Trainer: D. I have a little Bill Belichick in me. More than two decades later, he’s still attracting eyes and ears to an industry that struggles for mainstream attention. Baffert blamed himself for walking his horse out on uncomfortable gravel, just to service the press. Keep it Clean. Trainer/jockey: D. Kentucky Derby winner Justify is washed after a workout, Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

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Your subscription supports journalism that matters. Earlier this week, he told TMZ that Justify is a "superior" animal to American Pharoah. Quip is third at 12-1. You run the floats over and it’ll pack it down, and it will keep a good bottom to it. TV: NBC Advertisement Distance: 1 3/16 miles Purse: $1.5M Last Year's Winner: Cloud Computing HORSES 1. Ran fine in the slop at Churchill Downs, but does he have another gear to track down Justify?

It’s on to Baltimore.” The 82-year-old Lukas will try to prevent Baffert’s ascent by saddling two Preakness contenders of his own, Bravazo and Sporting Chance. Baffert will occasionally offer a window into why he’s so accommodating. He generally looks forward to the Preakness as a relative respite during the five-week crucible of the Triple Crown series. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. One thing to know: Sporting Chance will be used to the mud on Saturday, having raced in the Pat Day Mile at Churchill Downs just before the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.

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Justify held off Bravazo at Pimlico Race Course and will attempt to become the 13th Triple Crown winner in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

Lone Sailor is 15-1, No. Everything is about the horses. Would expect that 12-1 number to be bet down considerably by Saturday. His connections like where the Son of Curlin is at right now, but he must find another gear to win on Saturday. Finished sixth in the Derby. It’s fitting given that Lukas was the pinnacle to which Baffert aspired when he broke into thoroughbred training in the 1990s. It’s because he actually doesn’t take any of his success for granted.

Don't Threaten. Trainer/jockey: John C. Perhaps one of the new shooters in Saturday’s race can find a way to leave the Kentucky Derby winner in his wake. I don’t have a lot of confidence if he runs that same race,” Lukas said. “If he’s the best horse, so be it.” Tenfold (20-1) began racing this year. He was going to make us earn it. The first time he worked him out at Santa Anita, Baffert came away thinking, “We have a shot.” He meant: a potential Derby champion.

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Lone Sailor (15-1) Trainer: Thomas Amoss Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. Expect him in chalky exacta and in trifecta. And the 82-year-old legend is understandably hopeful about Bravazo in trying to add to his record 14 Triple Crown wins. Their relationship was perceived as prickly in those years. Not after he went 13 years winning just one Triple Crown race (the 2010 Preakness with Lookin at Lucky). If he wins No.

One thing to know: Diamond King could cause trouble if the horses that raced in the Derby feel a bit of fatigue. History just might be on their side. Trained by John Servis, Diamond King (30-1) won the Federico Tesio Stakes at nearby Laurel Park in April. I wasn’t liking it. . . . Justify raced for the first time Feb. While it's a field of eight horses, it's expected to be a two-horse race: Justify and Good Magic.

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He was running late in that race and there is an assumption that with fewer horses, he can stay off the pack and give it a go down the stretch. Lukas once lamented to the late writer William Nack that Baffert arrived at the barn hours later than the other trainers and still somehow whipped them. “How do you figure it?” he groused. Not after he was felled by a heart attack in a Dubai hotel room six years ago.

Be Nice. Trainer/jockey: Chad C. A new shooter — a horse that runs in one of the two remaining Triple Crown races after passing up the Derby — has won the Preakness four times since 2000. Baffert has already beaten three of the horses in the field. But this is what makes horse racing so great. Santa Anita by 9½ lengths and immediately establishing himself as a Derby contender. Justify is a 1-2 favorite for the Preakness.

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Baffert often talks about the excruciating pressure he feels when he’s gifted with a horse as talented as Justify. The dining room walls in the manor house featured portraits of his Preakness champions. Be Proactive. Brown/Jose L. Just last year, Cloud Computing paid $13.40 in an upset over Derby winner Always Dreaming. Though he’s never faced the others, they certainly have grabbed his attention. “John Servis didn’t come for the crab cakes.

By early April, he was winning the Santa Anita Derby by three lengths, announcing himself as the Derby favorite. The Kentucky Derby winner drew the seventh post in Saturday's race — the same post he had at the Derby. The Two-Way is the place to come for breaking news, analysis and for stories that are just too interesting – or too entertaining – to pass up. He's the best horse," said D. Check out Baltimore Sun stories, videos and pictures about the 2018 Preakness, the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Won his first two starts before finishing fifth in the Arkansas Derby. Kentucky Derby winner Justify walks in a barn with trainer Bob Baffert, Wednesday, May 16, 2018, after Justify's arrival at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Nowhere is Baffert’s reverence for the past more evident than when he talks about Lukas. “For me, Wayne is still up here,” he said, holding his hand above his head. He knows how fleeting such opportunities can be.

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An eight-horse field is set for Saturday's race at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, and it's expected to be a two-horse race: Justify and Good Magic.

Share with Us. One thing to know: Good Magic kept pace with Justify through the entirety of the Kentucky Derby but didn’t have enough to catch him in the final stretch. Then again ... “Derby runners have done well over the course of time,” insisted W. Then you’ve got Quip. He’s not just this big, beautiful horse — he is all racehorse. He’ll dictate it. Good Magic drew the fifth post and is the second pick at 3-1.

Looking out through the grandstand window onto the wet track Thursday morning during the Alibi Breakfast, Quip trainer Rodolphe Brisset said the muddy surface looks worse than it really is. Amoss told the Baltimore Sun that although Justify does not appear vulnerable, his horse ran well enough to deserve another chance. Assistant trainer Scott Blasi tells the AP: "We have a fresh horse; he's put on weight since the Arkansas Derby and he's trained really well at Churchill Downs.

Lukas will hear none of it. Even after American Pharoah’s Triple Crown run in 2015, he watched two potential Derby favorites, Mastery in 2017 and McKinzie this year, fall off the trail because of ill-timed leg injuries. When he died of pneumonia at age 61, a special train carried mourners from Baltimore to his funeral. TRADITIONAL WORSHIP AT ST. Trainer/jockey: Steve M. Elliott Walden, president and CEO of racing operations for WinStar Farm, which owns Justify and Quip. “Now, is it because they’re the better horses?