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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Thompson to ride Northern Giant

Jockey Terry Thompson won’t be riding Dublin in the Preakness on Saturday, but the news for the Omaha native isn’t all bad.

Thompson will be riding a different colt, Northern Giant, in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Both Dublin – ridden by Thompson in the Kentucky Derby – and Northern Giant are trained by D. Wayne Lukas.

“I’m excited to be able to ride him,” the 38-year-old rider said. “To lose a mount in such an important race is tough, but to pick up another is a great thing.”
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