Off Topioc, but relevant by a "stretch"

Off Topioc, but relevant by a "stretch"

Post by marc rose » Wed, 18 May 2005 20:56:43

from the Baltimore Sun

Preakness Notebook
Zito, Lukas trio rounds out field
'Causeway,' Sun King, Going Wild get go-ahead; Scrappy T vans from
Del.; High Fly, maybe

The Preakness reached its 14-horse capacity yesterday when trainers
Nick Zito and D. Wayne Lukas declared that Noble Causeway, Sun King and
Going Wild would contest the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday
at Pimlico Race Course.

After sending Noble Causeway and Sun King (14th and 15th, respectively,
in the Kentucky Derby) out for five-furlong breezes at Churchill Downs,
Zito said: "I'm very happy with both of them. So, they're a go."

Zito could add a third entrant today after High Fly breezes at
Churchill. If so, then that would make 15 potential starters. Since the
Preakness is limited to 14 horses, that would knock Golden Man out of
the race. He has the least earnings.