Preakness: Win Win Win Possible for Middle Jewel

Schmuck: Why moving Preakness from Pimlico to Laurel Park might actually be a bad ideaMaybe Maybe Maybe. Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win is a possible candidate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico Race Course , trainer Michael Trombetta said May 8. Win Win Win ended up ninth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) May 4 […]

“I have the luxury of being close to home for a change,” he said. “I just want to see the horse train for a couple of days and figure there is no reason to make that decision before I see that. It’s only fair to the horse at this point.

So far, Trombetta likes how the son of Hat Trick looks at Fair Hill.

“Today was his first day back on the track for a light jog. It was fine. Everything seems fine,” he said. “I just want to observe and make sure that I am completely happy before I go in that direction and make that commitment. It was a hard trip and it was a bit of tough circumstances with the race.”

Posts for the 145th Kentucky Derby

Run for the Roses, Saturday May 4, 2019

Here is the post position draw for this Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby

1.War of Will, 20/1

2. Tax, 20/1

3. By My Standards, 20/1

4. Gray Magician, 50/1

5. Improbable, 6/1

6. Vekoma, 20/1

7. Maximum Security, 10/1

8. Tacitus, 10/1

9. Plus Que Parfait, 30/1

10. Cutting Humor, 30/1

11. Haikal, 30/1

12. Omaha Beach, 4/1

13. Code Of Honor, 15/1

14. Win Win Win, 15/1

15. Master Fencer, 50/1

16. Game Winner, 5/1

17. Roadster, 6/1

18. Long Range Toddy, 30/1

19. Spinoff, 30/1

20. Country House, 30/1

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21. Bodemeister, 30/1

Wet track appears very likely for this year’s KY Derby.

COMING SOON

Rich Nilsen’s full-card Kentucky Derby analysis

with commentary on ALL 20 Starters.

 

KY Derby Stepping Stone: Win Win Win is Impressive

WIN WIN WIN SETS TRACK MARK IN PASCO; 2 OTHER STAKES RECORDS FALL

Win Win Win speeds home in Pasco, setting a track record as the first horse in Oldsmar history to better 1:21 for 7 furlongs; Molto Bella shakes off early speed duel to dominate Gasparilla foes; Tapa Tapa Tapa pretty as a picture in Wayward Lass; Dennis Scott, Jim Tipps finish 1-2 in “High Rollers Handicapping Contest.”

Michael Trombetta, the trainer of 3-year-old colt Win Win Win, had a helpless feeling after Gladiator King broke through the gate as the field for the $125,000 Pasco Stakes was being loaded, delaying the start.

But a horse with the kind of talent Win Win Win displayed in setting a 7-furlong track record has a way of making his connections feel like they’re just along for the ride, anyway.

After breaking slowly from the No. 2 post, Win Win Win was taken in hand for the first part of the race before jockey Julian Pimentel launched his bid from the outside at the ¼-mile pole. Win Win Win surged past Gladiator King and Overdeliver, speeding to a seven-and-a-quarter length victory in track and stakes-record time of 1:20.89.