By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Rich Strike, the magical horse, who pulled a historic upset at the Kentucky Derby, will not be competing in the three Triple Crown events. Maybe two.
Owner Rick Dawson said that he will like to span out the horse races for his horse. Therefore, he will not be competing in the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland.
“Obviously, with our tremendous effort and win in the Derby, it’s very, very tempting to alter our course and run in the Preakness at Pimlico, which would be a great honor for all our group,” he said. “However, after much discussion and consideration with my trainer, Eric Reed, and a few others, we are going to stay with our plan of what’s best for Ritchie is what’s best for our group, and pass on running in the Preakness, and point toward the Belmont in approximately five weeks.”
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Rich Strike was an 80-1 underdog when the horse won the first event of the historic Triple Crown. Justify was the last horse to win the Triple Crown in 2018.
There have been thirteen horses to etch their names in history by winning the Triple Crown. A horse has to sweep the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, then win the Belmont Stakes for the Triple Crown.
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The next race in the Triple Crown is slated for Saturday, May 21st, at Pimlico in Baltimore. The final race for the Triple Crown is scheduled for June 11th at Belmont Park in New York.
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