Catching up with the Preakness contenders

by | May 13, 2019 | Breaking, Maryland, MD Racing, Triple Crown Trail


Signalman gallops. Photo by Lauren King.

It’s just five days until the 2019 Preakness Stakes, and the dozen contenders for the Middle Jewel all appear to be approaching the day in fine form and rarin’ to go.

Here are the contenders, their most recent results, and their latest works, along with trainer comments.

Preakness contenders

HorseLast outLast workTrainer Comments
War of Will8th in G1 Kentucky DerbyNo works since last race“It’s more about getting back your energy level… don’t have to worry about fitness”
Bourbon War4th in G1 Florida Derby5/9: 5f in 1:01 3/5“Went off aggressively, finished strong, galloped out strong”
Bodexpress14th in Kentucky Derby, moved up to 13th after DQ of winnerNo works since last race“Main key is keeping him happy… so far, we’re good”
AlwaysminingWon Federico Tesio S. at Laurel Park5/10: 4f in 48 1/5“Lovely work… started nice and relaxed and finished very strong”
Anothertwistafate2nd in G3 Lexington at Keeneland5/11: 6f in 1:14 1/5“Good work for us… galloped out nice and strong”
OwendaleWon G3 Lexington5/11: 5f in 59 1/5“Went really well… just what we were looking for”
Laughing FoxWon “win and you’re in” Oaklawn Invitational5/13: 4f in 51 3/5“He felt very good… went over the racetrack very well”
Signalman3rd in G2 Blue Grass at Keeneland5/11: 4f in 47 3/5“Nice maintenance breeze… finished up good”
Warrior’s ChargeWon allowance/optional clmg. at Oaklawn Park5/11: 5f in 1:00 4/5“A little headstrong going to the pole… a really good breeze”
Improbable5th in Kentucky Derby, moved up to 4th via DQ5/13: 4f in 51 4/5“Looked realy healthy… looks like he’s enjoying himself out there”
Win Win Win10th in Kentucky Derby, moved up to 9th via DQNo works since last race“He came out of [the Derby] well… seems to be back to himself”
Market King11th in G2 Blue Grass Stakes5/11: 5f in 1:00 2/5“He’s fresh, and he’s doing well”