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Jockey change likely for Union Rags

Michael Matz entered a horse in the Preakness Wednesday. It just wasn't the horse he had been thinking for months he would be running in Saturday's race at Pimlico.

If you had just dropped by Matz' barn at the Fair Hill Training Center Wednesday morning with no context, it all looked so routine. Sets of horses came off the track as the next group was readied for the track. Some horses walked the shed row. Others were outside getting cleaned up.

After the outside work was done, Matz took to the phone to call racing offices to enter horses for weekend races. Perhaps, the daily chores helped take the trainer's mind off what could have been.

As one 3-year-old filly headed for the track, Matz said that "she had just won a nice race the other day at Belmont, beating older horses."


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