Preakness Contenders work out at Pimlico for first time Thursday

Preakness 2015 logo small BALTIMORE — A group of Preakness contenders who arrived Wednesday afternoon from Kentucky got their first experience on the Pimlico Race Course track Thursday morning. Bob Baffert, trainer for Derby winner American Pharoah and Dortmund, who finished third, said both horses took to the track well. “This cold air really … puts them on their toes,”…

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