Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness favorite Justify took to the Pimlico Race Course track Thursday morning and had no problems with the muddy conditions. He's the 1-2 morning line favorite for Saturday's race.
Justify, coming off a commanding 2½-length victory over a muddy track at Churchill Downs, is installed as the 1-2 favorite for the 143rd Preakness. He'll break out of the No. 7 post.
The complex ownership group behind Justify offers a snapshot of the racing industry in 2018.
Mother’s Day weekend proved to be a tumultuous one for the 2018 Preakness field, with trainer Chad Brown committing Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic to a rematch with Justify while Bolt d’Oro’s trainer-owner Mick Ruis pointed his contender to New York rather than Baltimore.
Led by Justify's quest for greatness, here are five storylines for Preakness 2018.
The potential Preakness field grew stronger Thursday with the news that Bolt d'Oro is pointed toward the race. Meanwhile, Justify helped allay fears about his left rear hoof with a comfortable gallop in Kentucky.
Arkansas Derby runner-up Quip is officially in the field for the May 19 Preakness.
A comparison of Kentucky Derby champion Justify and 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.