Steve Asmussen

Foggy Preakness run leaves several trainers searching for horses going into final turn

Foggy Preakness run leaves several trainers searching for horses going into final turn

Three years ago, torrential rain and lightning right before and during the Preakness were talked about nearly as much as American Pharoah’s victory.

On Saturday night, a dense fog that shrouded the Pimlico Race Course for the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown was as much a part of the conversation as Justify’s win.

It even shook up the horse’s co-owners.

“When this race was going on, I was there and we were watching, and really what got to me more than anything is when they kind of turned for home and all of a sudden I couldn’t see him,” Kenny Trout said. “That scared me to death. … Then finally they showed up right there. Boom. It was unbelievable.”

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