Rain at Pimlico isn't a welcome sight for Preakness jockeys
By By Jeff Barker
The Baltimore Sun|
May 18, 2013 | 3:17 PM
Among the concerns for jockeys at the Preakness today is the weather.
Shortly before rain began to fall minutes ago, jockeys were watching the skies. Some know all too well that their horses don't respond to sloppy tracks, and they were holding out hope that the rain stayed away from Pimlico Race Cource.
"I hope it stays like this [without rain] and I hope he likes the track." said John Velazquez, who is riding Itsmyluckyday. "[Itsmyluckyday] is another horse that didn't run very good in the slop at Churchill Downs."
Itsmyluckyday finished 15th at The Kentucky Derby with Elvis Trujilloaboard.