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Justify (1-2 odds), trained by Bob Baffert and jockeyed by Mike Smith, will go for the second leg of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course after winning the Kentucky Derby earlier in May.
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Meet the rest of the field that will be competing with Justify to win at Pimlico:
- Quip (12-1) Jockey: Florent Geroux | Trainer: Rodolphe Brisset
- Lone Sailor (15-1) Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. | Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
- Sporting Chance (30-1) Jockey: Luis Contreras | Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
- Diamond King (30-1) Jockey: Javier Castellano | Trainer: John C. Servis
- Good Magic (3-1) Jockey: Jose L. Ortiz | Trainer: Chad C. Brown
- Tenfold (20-1) Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr. | Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
- Justify (1-2) Jockey: Mike Smith | Trainer: Bob Baffert
- Bravazo (20-1) Jockey: Luis Saez | Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Preakness Stakes Schedule
What: 143rd Preakness Stakes
When: May 19th, 2018
Post Time: 6:48 p.m. ET
Where to Watch: NBC, NBC Sports App
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Triple Crown winner Justify won’t be running during the 150th meet at Saratoga Race Course, but many of the best thoroughbreds will be at the historic track for the 40-day season.
The meet features 69 stakes races worth $18.8 million in purses and opens Friday. Among those running this season will be Good Magic, Hofburg, Gronkowski, Vino Rosso, and Bravazo.
Todd Pletcher is eyeing his 13th training title in 16 years. He won last year with 40 winners, one more than Chad Brown.
Justify has returned to Del Mar in California after swelling in his left front ankle emerged two weeks ago. Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify probably will walk around the stable area the next two weeks.
The colt likely will return in the fall, the ultimate goal being the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in November.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify has re-located to Del Mar where trainer Bob Baffert is keeping him under observation after swelling in his left front ankle emerged two weeks ago.
Baffert says Justify will probably just walk around the stable area for the next two weeks at the track north of San Diego. The probable scenario for the colt is a return to racing sometime in the fall with the ultimate goal being the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in November.
“Right now, we’re just looking to get him 100 percent,” Baffert said Monday. “We’re in a holding pattern. I’d love to run him again because he’s so much fun and exciting to watch. We should know more in a couple of weeks.”
Justify has won all six starts in his brief career that began this year. He has won four straight Grade 1 races, including a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont to become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown champion.
The colt hasn’t had a workout since the Belmont Stakes on June 9.