Don't blink! Asmussen 1-2 (Mighty Mischief, Jaxon Traveler) in Chick Lang
Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and owners Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt won Pimlico's G3 Chick Lang Stakes for the third time in four years, this time with Mighty Mischief in his stakes debut. Asmussen also finished second with West Point Thoroughbreds and Marvin Delfiner's Jaxon Traveler on the stakes-packed Preakness undercard. Asmussen and the Heiligbrodt's earlier Chick Lang winners: 2019 champion sprinter Mitole in 2018 and Yaupon in 2019.
Preakness 146 training May 12 at Pimlico
Training excerpts of Preakness contenders Keepmeinmind, Midnight Bourbon, Rombauer, Crowded Trade, Medina Spirit, Ram, Risk Taking, Concert Tour, Unbridled Honor (can't promise that's in exact order. Just look for their saddle towels!) Missing: Japan's France Go de Ina (trained after 10 a.m.)
Baffert horses training May 9 for Preakness Stakes
Concert Tour, who skipped the Kentucky Derby after finishing third in the Arkansas Derby, worked five-eighths of a mile in 1:00.40 under Martin Garcia at Churchill Downs for Saturday's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. His stablemate, Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, had a stiff gallop immediately afterward under exercise rider Humberto Gomez.
Baffert: Derby winner was never treated with betamethasone
Trainer Bob Baffert met with the media on the Churchill Downs backstretch Sunday morning, saying he wanted to get in front of a positive finding (21 picograms, or parts per trillion) for the anti-inflammatory series betamethasone in the post-race drug test of his seventh Kentucky Derby winner, Medina Spirit. Baffert said Medina Spirit and Concert Tour remain on target for Saturday's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. This video is available for any legitimate media use as a courtesy provided by the Kentucky HBPA.