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Could a horse named after Cal Ripken Jr. be a Preakness contender?

Is there anything more Bawlmer thanCal Ripken Jr.?

How about a horse named after the Orioles’ Hall of Famer winning the Preakness next year?

It could happen.

Sagamore Farm owner Kevin Plank was at a function earlier this year with Ripken, and decided he wanted to honor the Iron Man’s streak. His company, Under Armour, also outfits Ripken Baseball and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. So when Plank and Sagamore purchased a 2-year-old at the April Keeneland sale, he named him Twentyonethirtyone.

Twentyonethirtyone, a bay colt, is training under Ignacio Correas at Sagamore and has yet to appear in a race. He was foaled in Kentucky and bred by Spendthrift Farm.

How ’bout Twentyonethirtyone winning the 2013 Preakness, hon?

Why not.

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