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2010 Preakness Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
5/15/2010, Pimlico Race Course
Distance:
1 3/16 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:55.47

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Preakness Stakes (G1)...

Lookin at Lucky was the Juvenile Champion of 2009. That year, he won six of seven starts, with only a narrow, tough luck defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The attractive son of Smart Strike followed that lone two-year-old loss with a score in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity in his juvenile finale....Read More
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  • buzzcat859 · monster in good hands now cant wait to bet on his babies · 37 days ago ·
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  • https://www.facebook.com/crystal.david.948 · I fell in love with him as a two year old and was sure he would win the Derby. He had some really bad luck in that race or maybe things would have been different. Was definitely broken hearted when they retired him that year after saying he was going to run at 4. Could not believe that Gomez gave him several bad rides in a row (and that is what got him beat in my opinion). Was glad Baffert finally took him off but wish he had done it a race sooner for the Derby. Lookin forward to seeing his sons/daughters starting this year! · 37 days ago ·
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When the gates opened and the field turned for home it was not Twirling Candy running them all down, it was First Dude.Read More
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  • DeadHeat · I agree about the dirt statement Stevebiscuit, but you never know until they run in a circle. Personally I've always been a fan of First Dude and felt he had this win coming, so i'm not upset by the finish in the least. All three performed like champs. · 1013 days ago ·
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  • 12 Clip · Good article Laura. The transformation of First Dude from a front-runner to a closer has been quite a transformation for the son of Stephen Got Even. His new style is so much better suited for his body-type. The Dude is a big colt that hits the ground hard. The way he closed in the Gold Cup reminded me of how Curlin use to grind them down. A winner of three in-a-row, it now seems like The Dude has no problem taking pictures in the winners circle. I think his style is perfect for Churchill Downs and the classic distance. And remember he was in the race last year as a three-year-old against one of the best fields ever assembled. This year I can visualize him getting a similar trip to the one Blame got in the Classic. There's still alot of racing til then, and Baffert needs to figure out what his next race will be. Although the Pacific Classic looks like the most likely spot. I'm not so sure if First Dude will be able to grip and dig as well on Del Mar's poly-track. He is 3 for 3 in the money lifetime on synthetic tracks, so with him I think the surface probably doesn't matter, but nonetheless it is Del Mar · 1013 days ago ·
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First Dude, second in the 2010 Preakness, has been transferred from trainer Dale Romans barn in Florida and sent to Bob Baffert at Santa Anita. Read More
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  • cigar · Looking forward to see where this horse goes now... he obviously has talent, but the question is his ability to finish off races. · 1164 days ago ·
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  • Waya · This horse is close. Bad trip last time killed him. Baffert should have some fun with him, and now he has both Dudes. · 1164 days ago ·
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Brian Zipse runs through his favorite races of 2010. Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito announced Wednesday afternoon that Robert V. LaPenta’s Ice Box, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, will skip the May 15 Preakness and await a possible start in the 142nd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5.   “After talking to...Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Right on cigar. Ice Box will always be at the mercy of the pace and late-runners are prone to traffic problems. · 1446 days ago ·
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  • 3e3e · That skip will give Ice Box a shance to get some great works in for the Belmont Stakes · 1422 days ago ·
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The recently concluded spring race meet at Pimlico Race Course showed a noticeable drop in wagering from 2009. The Maryland Jockey Club announced that average wagering figures were down nearly nine percent during the meet that ended Saturday, May 22."We expected the numbers to be down based on the ...Read More
A few years ago, the Pimlico spring meet would gradually wind down after the Preakness. These days it skids to a halt like a cartoon character trying not to go over a cliff. Three more racing days — today, Friday, and Saturday — and Old Hilltop is gone for another year…Read More
The performance of the week was turned in by Preakness hero Lookin At Lucky. Kudos to Bob Baffert for going against the grain and giving Martin Garcia the nod over Garrett Gomez. The latter was not to blame for a troubled Derby journey but needed to be replaced from a karma perspective. The move pai...Read More
If you aren’t reading Stride Magazine yet then you should be. It contains the best photography and writing in the thoroughbred racing industry. Their spread of Lookin at Lucky taking the Preakness is one of the finest pictures I’ve seen this year. The latest issue’s cover story...Read More
The traditional Alibi Breakfast, held two days before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), had just concluded, and Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman, owners of Lookin At Lucky, were milling about near the souvenir stand, ready to head down the stairs, when a crash was heard a few feet away.Read More
After watching yesterday’s Preakness Stakes, one thing is abundantly clear, time to tweak the Triple Crown. Now, I am the first to guard traditions in sports, but sometimes you need to adjust your thinking.  As an example, instant replay in football, was a great move. The wildcard in baseball.....Read More
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  • humphrey · As much as I disagree on most of what D, Wayne says and does, he had a great idea to expand the times between the runs and ADD the Travers to the mix · 1434 days ago ·
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  • Arrrgy · No Cigar. It makes a difference. Speaking of tradition! The Belmont Stakes was run at Jerome Park from 1867 to 1889; at Morris Park from 1890 to 1904; at Aqueduct from 1963 to 1967. Not run in 1911 and 1912. Run at a mile and five furlongs from 1867 to 1873; a mile and a quarter in 1890, 1891, 1892, 1895, 1904 and 1905; a mile and a furlong in 1893 and 1894; a mile and three furlongs from 1896 to 1903 and from 1906 to 1925. No time taken in 1907 and 1908. Run as a Handicap Stakes in 1895 and in 1913. The value for the 1987, 1988 and 1992 winners includes the $1,000,000 Triple Crown point system bonus. · 1434 days ago ·
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The drought continues. For the 32nd straight year - tacking on yet one more year in the ongoing record of Triple Crown futility - there will be no sweep of racing's most coveted prize. The only horse who could have headed to the June 5 Belmont Stakes with a chance at the Triple Crown was Super Saver...Read More
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  • railbird33 · But, we've had some close calls, too. Curlin & Point Given needed a third start going into the Derby (like Lucky), Silver Charm lost the crown on a head-bob to Touch Gold AND a $5 million Visa bonus. Smarty Jones would have done it if Elliot hadn't got sucked into that front-end duel with Bailey & Solis (1:11.3 -at six furlongs!!!!) Barbaro ? maybe. But it truly makes it special- when it happens!! · 1434 days ago ·
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  • Arrrgy · It is being cheapened by breeding for speed for 2 year olds. I want to do something about that. Number 1, No earnings before Dec 1st are counted. If you want to better the breed, you have to lay it out so that it propagates it. · 1434 days ago ·
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I told my wife I received more press for [trainer] Bob [Baffert] taking me off Lookin At Lucky than I would have had if I'd ridden him in the Preakness and won. People asked me how it felt to see him hit the wire in front under Martin Garcia, and sure, to be honest with you, I was disappointed I was...Read More
I had a great time covering Preakness week for Horse Racing Nation. The second jewel festivities kicked off with Sunrise At Old Hilltop on Thursday and we were all over the action. After arriving at Pimlico Race Course at the crack of dawn, we walked over to the track to catch a glimpse of some morn...Read More
At 5-foot-1 and 106 pounds, jockey Martin Garcia had the right stuff to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. But his small size almost cost him his first job in the United States when he moved to the Bay Area from Veracruz, Mexico, seven years ago. Read More
Horse Racing Nation is your Triple Crown source and we are pleased to have HRN Editor/Handicapper Jarrod Horak on site at Pimlico Race Course to provide you with the inside scoop on the 135th Preakness Stakes. This is his fourth in a series of articles and blogs devoted to the second jewel of the Tr...Read More
Overnight ratings for NBC’s coverage of the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) from Pimlico in Baltimore declined from year-ago numbers, according to figures released by the network.Read More
Space Invasion: Pimlico Race Course. Preakness Day 2010. Young Martin Garcia fist pumped to the cheers of my section on the Clubhouse Turn on Saturday on his way to the winners' circle with the 2010 Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky. It was redemption for trainer Bob Baffert... Read More
Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky is headed back to California, and won't run in the Belmont Stakes three weeks from now, trainer Bob Baffert said early Sunday morning. Baffert said Lookin At Lucky came out of the race healthy and rested well last night, but that he's just too immature to run a mile ...Read More
Attendance was up but total handle was down for this year’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program at Pimlico Race Course May 15. The Maryland Jockey Club reported attendance of 95,760, up considerably from 77,850 in 2009. The increase was largely attributed to changes in policy regarding the infield.Read More

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