Preakness Stakes 2018: Everything you need to know about the 8 horses running in the second leg of the Triple Crown
The race for the Triple Crown is officially on.
After a dominant performance in the Kentucky Derby, Justify is back racing this weekend in the 2018 Preakness Stakes, looking to move one step closer to Triple Crown glory. Facing off against him will be seven horses of strong pedigree — some having raced in the Derby with Justify, others on fresh legs looking to offer a new challenge.
Post positions and opening lines were set on Wednesday, leaving horse racing enthusiasts to start scanning the field for their picks to win at Pimlico.
Justify is the heavy favorite heading into the race, but second place Derby finisher Good Magic might be able to take advantage of the shorter track, and the fresh legs of new contenders Quip and Diamond King could also prove decisive in the muddy conditions expected on Saturday.
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. Take a look below as we go post by post to give you the rundown on every horse racing this weekend at the Preakness Stakes.
1. Quip (12/1)
Trainer/Jockey: Rodolphe Brisset/Florent Geroux
Career wins: 3
Recent result: 2nd at Arkansas Derby
One thing to know: Trainer Rodolphe Brisset cared for Justify as a two-year-old before shipping him off to Bob Baffert and eventual Kentucky Derby glory. Could Quip help him play Triple Crown spoiler on his former horse?
2. Lone Sailor (15/1)
Trainer/Jockey: Thomas M. Amoss/Irad Ortiz
Career wins: 1
Recent result: 8th at Kentucky Derby
One thing to know: Lone Sailor finishing eighth in the Kentucky Derby wasn’t an ideal result, but in a field of 20 horses it’s …read more
Source:: Business Insider