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.”