The second race of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, begins tomorrow. The will be a small field compared to that of the Derby with only ten horses racing, and there will be a few new names as well. California, winner of the Derby, will as be racing. I'm hoping that he wins! Without further ado, I'll tell you the names of all the contenders.
Competitor number one is Dynamic Impact, son of Tiznow and Featherbed, my Smart Strike, a son of Mr. Prospector. His dam is out of Favorite Feather, by Capote, son of Seattle Slew. Dynamic Impact raced only six times, breaking his maiden on only his fifth race. Two of his maidens took place this year. The only other race he ran is the Illinois Derby, which he won.
General A Rod
General A Rod, son of Roman Ruler and Dynamite Eyes, by Dynaformer, raced in the Derby, which he placed eleventh in, and is now about to run in the Preakness. Earlier this year he came third in the Besilu Florida Derby and Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes.
California Chrome, by Lucky Pulpit and out of Love the chase, by Not For Love, is a favorite and has done very well so far, winning all four races he raced this year. He has a great chance of doing well tomorrow.
Ring Weekend, by Tapit and out of Free The Magic, by Cryptoclearance, didn't break his maiden until his fifth race. He then won the Tampa Bay Derby and then came second in the Calder Derby.
Bayern, by Offlee Wild and out of Alittlebitearly, by Thunder Gulch, didn't start his career until this year, breaking his maiden on his first go and winning an allowance following that. He then came third in the Arkansas Derby and second in the Derby Trial Stakes.
Ria Antonia is by Rockport Harbor and out of Beer Bayoness, by Mr. Greeley. She won two out of five races last year, and came fourth in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes, second in the Santa Anita Oaks, and sixht in the Kentucky Oaks.
Kid Cruz is by Lemon Drop Kid and out of Layreebelle, by Tale of the Cat. He raced He broke his maiden on his second race. This year, he came second in an allowance and won both the Private Terms and Frederico Tesio Stakes.
Social Inclusion is by Pioneer of the Nile and out of Saint Bernadette. He race three times in his career, winning his maiden, allowance, and third in the Wood Memorial Stakes.
Pablo Del Monte
Pablo Del Monte, by Giant's Causeway and out of One Hot Wish, came fourth in the Gulfstream Derby and third in both the Hutcheson and Blue Grass Stakes.
Ride On Curlin
Ride On Curlin, by Curlin and Magical Ride, raced seventh in the Kentucky Derby and is now about to enter the Preakness.