Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Preakness: And the Winner Is....

Two weeks ago today the Kentucky Derby was run in Louisville, Kentucky. The winner of the Derby was Super Saver. The Preakness Stakes was run today at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Was Super Saver able to pull a second win in the Triple Crown making him one win away from being the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed took the honor in 1978?

Lookin' At Lucky, ridden by 25 year-old Martin Garcia won the Preakness Stakes today. Five years ago, Garcia was new to the United States from Mexico and working in a deli. A customer asked him if, because of his small stature, if he'd ever considered being a jockey. Like the discovery of Lana Turner at the drugstore, Martin Garcia was discovered in a deli. Under the tutelage of Bob Baffert Garcia has achieved his very first Triple Crown win. Garcia was riding Baffert's horse Conveyance in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.

Lookin' At Lucky and Garcia completed the 1 3/16 mile Preakness Stakes in 1:55.47.

Super Saver couldn't get the win this time around. Super Saver finished ninth in today's race.

Congratulations to Lookin' At Lucky and Martin Garcia! May there be many more wins in your future!

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