A Preakness Fun Factoid

While we were reading up on some Preakness stats, we came across this “startling stat”!

Ever winner of the Preakness since Point Given in 2001 has gone on to be the 3yo Eclipse award winner for that year, while only a handful of Kentucky Derby winners have, in that same time period!

Just another reason to pay attention to this year’s Preakness! See comparable lists below!

Kentucky Derby winners since 1999

Year Horse Champion

2011 Animal Kingdom ?

2010 Super Saver-No

2009 Mine That Bird-No

2008 Big Brown-Yes

2007 Street Sense-No

2006 Barbaro-No

2005 Giacomo-No

2004 Smarty Jones-Yes

2003 Funny Cide-Yes

2002 War Emblem-Yes

2001 Monarchos-No

2000 Fusaichi Pegasus-No

1999 Charismatic-Yes 

 

Preakness winners since 1999

Only,* Red Bullet, didn’t win an Eclipse Award at year’s end

2010- Lookin At Lucky 

2009- Rachel Alexandra

2008- Big Brown

2007- Curlin

2006- Bernardini

2005- Afleet Alex

2004- Smarty Jones

2003- Funny Cide

2002- War Emblem

2001- Point Given

2000- * Red Bullet

1999- Charismatic

Read the whole acticle we found at Thoroughbred Times by clicking on the link below!

http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2011/05/11/triple-crown-preakness-champions.aspx

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Note on 2011 Preakness Workouts!

For those of you looking for Preakness Workout Reports, well there simply aren’t many yet.

Update: you can now find preakness→ workout info on our Preakness Workout Reports side-bar link where we are caching all the workout reports we can find for you!

We are dealing with a much smaller 14 horse field and as we count them now, 7 Derby runners are coming.

So their workouts, if any, will be very light breezes and not until the weekend or early next week, with no red meat on the bones to them, so to speak!

Concealed Identity and Ruler on Ice both ran this past Saturday in the Tesio Stakes (the Preakness Prep) here at Pimlico so their workout schedules will be very light, as well!

So there’s little reason for anyone from a major racing publication to be covering workouts that aren’t happening!

But here’s a little something for you to peruse today!  “click on this link below” 

http://www.drf.com/news/animal-kingdom-jogs-fair-hill-while-awaiting-preakness

UPDATE; Also, a little H. Graham Motion talking up Animal Kingdom after a light workout at Fair Hills! Click here to see a bit of video!

Stay tuned, as we’ll bring you anything happening on the Preakness Workout front!

2011 Preakness odds with PP’s

The 2011 Preakness field is now, so here are the Official Morning Line Odds for Satuurday’s big race!

You can put this in stone, yet!

Underlined names are linked to standard PP’s.

 Offical Preakness Stakes  M/L odds

 

Horse Trainer Last Race Odds
Animal Kingdom Graham Motion 1st-KentuckyDerby 2-1
Dialed In Nick Zito 8th-KentuckyDerby 9-2
Mucho Macho Man Kathy Ritvo 3rd-KentuckyDerby 6-1
Shackleford Dale Romans 4th-KentuckyDerby 12-1
Dance City Todd Pletcher 3rd-ArkansasDerby 12-1

Midnight Interlude
Bob Baffert 16th-KentuckyDerby 15-1
Astrology Steve Asmussen 2nd-Jerome S. 15-1
Sway Away Jeff Bonde 4th-ArkansasDerby 15-1
Flashpoint Wesley Ward 4th-FloridaDerby 20-1
Mr. Commons John Shirreffs 3rd-Santa AnitaDerby 20-1
King Congie Tom Albertrani 3rd-Blue Grass 20-1
Concealed Identity Dean Gaudet 1st-Tesio S. 30-1
Norman Asbjornson Chris Grove 4th-Wood Memorial 30-1
Isn’t He Perfect Doodnauth Shivmangal 5th-Jerome Stakes 30-1