Concert Tour will join stablemate Medina Spirit in Preakness

Concert Tour will join stablemate Medina Spirit in Preakness
Photo: Ted McClenning/Eclipse Sportswire

Trainer Bob Baffert confirmed in a text message to Horse Racing Nation on Monday that he will be running Concert Tour in the Preakness Stakes on May 15 at Pimlico.

The Street Sense colt finished third in the Arkansas Derby (G1) in his most recent trip. Previously, he collected wins in both the Rebel Stakes (G2) on March 13 at Oaklawn and the San Vicente (G2) on Feb. 6 at Santa Anita.

News of Concert Tour being aimed for the Preakness was first reported by the Daily Racing Form.

The colt had qualified for the May 1 Kentucky Derby, but Baffert opted to skip the race, choosing instead to focus on the second jewel later in the month.

Baffert earned his seventh Kentucky Derby victory on Saturday with Medina Spirit.

[Related: Expiring contract will ground Tex Sutton racehorse flights]

Because of an upcoming suspension of services by Tex Sutton Equine Air Transportation, Concert Tour and Medina Spirit will have to be vanned next week to Pimlico.

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