Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

May 12, 2022 3:29 pm

Derby winner Rich Strike won’t race at Preakness

Longshot Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike will not enter the Preakness Stakes to chase a Triple Crown.

Owner Rick Dawson released a statement Thursday saying his horse will skip the May 21 Preakness to get more rest and recovery time ahead of the Belmont Stakes on June 11.

Dawson admitted that racing in the Preakness was “very, very tempting,” but said he and trainer Eric Reed are “going to stay with our plan of what’s best for Ritchie.”

“We thank the wonderful Preakness & Pimlico folks that have reached out to us & very much appreciate the invite,” Dawson’s statement concludes. “We wish you all a great race!!!!”

At 80-to-1 odds, Rich Strike and jockey Sonny Leon stunned the horse racing world with last Saturday’s victory at Churchill Downs over favorites Epicenter and Zandon.

The second- and third-place finishers are not yet committed to the Preakness Stakes.

Fifth-place Derby finisher Mo Donegal is considered unlikely to race under trainer Todd Pletcher, and sixth-place finisher Barber Road is not running.

That leaves trainer Antonio Sano’s Simplification, coming off a fourth-place finish at the Kentucky Derby, as one of the likely favorites at the Preakness.

The 13th and most recent Triple Crown winner was Justify in 2018.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Sep 25, 2022 4:21 am

Top 25 roundup: Adrian Martinez helps K-State upset No. 6 Oklahoma

Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns to lead Kansas State to a 41-34 win over No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday in Norman, Okla. It was the Wildcats’…

Sep 25, 2022 3:47 am

Jaren Hall’s 4 TD tosses propel No. 19 BYU past Wyoming

Jaren Hall threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns Saturday night as No. 19 BYU pulled away in the second half for a 38-24 win over visiting Wyoming in Provo,…

Sep 25, 2022 3:33 am

No. 13 Utah steamrolls ASU behind strong rushing attack

No. 13 Utah held host Arizona State to six yards rushing in the Sun Devils’ first game since the firing of head coach Herm Edwards to cruise to a 34-13…

More News News

Sep 25, 2022 4:21 am

Top 25 roundup: Adrian Martinez helps K-State upset No. 6 Oklahoma

Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns to lead Kansas State to a 41-34 win over No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday in Norman, Okla. It was the Wildcats’…

Sep 25, 2022 3:47 am

Jaren Hall’s 4 TD tosses propel No. 19 BYU past Wyoming

Sep 25, 2022 3:33 am

No. 13 Utah steamrolls ASU behind strong rushing attack

Sep 25, 2022 3:25 am

No. 18 Washington notches 8 sacks in mauling of Stanford

Sep 25, 2022 3:20 am

Jaren Hall’s 4 TD tosses propel No. 19 BYU past Wyoming

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds