From a Maryland Jockey Club release
Arnold Zetcher’s Kentucky Derby (G1) runner-up Firing Line is scheduled to return to the track at Churchill Downs for a jog Wednesday, according to Carlos Santamaria, assistant to trainer Simon Callaghan.
The two horses he split in the Run for the Roses, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, are scheduled for another walk day Wednesday with a return to the track Thursday.
“Everything is good here,” Santamaria said of Firing Line, who walked the shedrow for 30 minutes on a warm Kentucky morning. “He is feeling good and he is a happy horse.”
Jim Barnes, assistant to trainer Bob Baffert, offered a similar report for American Pharoah and Dortmund.
Also scheduled to return to the track Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs is Mr. Z, who finished 13th in the Derby.
Mr. Z is owned by Zayat Stables and trained by six-time Preakness winner D. Wayne Lukas.
“We have talked, but so far no decision has been made,” said Lukas, whose most recent Preakness victory came with Oxbow in 2013.
Mr. Z was ridden in the Derby by Ramon Vazquez, who also finished third on the colt in the Arkansas Derby (G1), also behind American Pharoah.
“We haven’t gotten that far,” Lukas said about whether Vazquez would retain the mount.