Justify Draws 7th Position For Preakness

Justify became this year's candidate to become thoroughbred racing's 13 Triple Crown victor by capturing the Kentucky Derby by 2.5 lengths over Good Magic on May 5.

A almost 136-year-old streak of odd luck, set on May 16, 1882, was broken May 5 of this year, with the victory of 3-year-old Justify in the Kentucky Derby.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kentucky Derby victor Justify has arrived at Pimlico Race Course, full of energy in advance of Saturday's Preakness.

Trainer Bob Baffert said he's wanted to let Justify develop at his own pace.

It's a little harder to pinpoint "bad" positions when there's only eight horses running as opposed to 20, but Quip, on the outside at Post 1, isn't necessarily in a good position unless his team thinks he can run full bore from the get-go and overpower Justify down the stretch.

Then Justify came along, and beat the closest contender, Good Magic, by 2 1/2 lengths. He'll be joined by fellow Derby horses such as Good Magic and Lone Sailor, but will also be facing off against a few fresh horses that chose to skip the Derby in favor of preparing for the Preakness Stakes, including Diamond King and Quip.

Unlike Justify, Good Magic and two other Kentucky Derby horses in the Preakness field, Quip was held for the Preakness.

The most recent horse to start from Post 7 and win the Preakness was Lookin at Lucky in 2010.

Before his Kentucky Derby victory, Justify looked dominant in three races, including the Santa Anita Derby.

In addition to race-day coverage, TSN also brings viewers the BLACK-EYED SUSAN on Friday, May 18 at 3 p.m. ET live on TSN5, which features the top three-year-old fillies as they compete in a mile and one-eighth race.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Kim Kardashian Deletes Sultry Post Promoting Appetite-Suppressant Product
Kardashian West's post said, "They're Appetite Suppressant Lollipops and they're literally unreal". Detox teas and appetite-suppressing treats often exist in a regulatory grey area.

You Were Right for Thinking Shenmue 3 Wasn't Releasing in 2018
We promise to use this time to improve the quality of Shenmue III .We can not thank you enough for your enduring support. Instead, it simply says that Shenmue 3 needs a little more time in the oven, citing the need for additional polish.

€100m Liverpool, Tottenham target wants out after Sporting attack
This season's best player, Dutch forward Bas Dost , who 13 goals in 12 matches for the club, was reportedly hit in head during the attack.

Cent Gets Down with John Travolta 'Just a Lil Bit' in Cannes
John Travolta was caught on camera grooving along to 50 Cent's set onstage at a Cannes Film Festival party on Tuesday (15May18). John Travolta is nearly certainly going through something.

HOOPS HOAX: Man, 25, allegedly posed as teen to play basketball
The 25-year-old was arrested last week and charged of tampering with government records and is now out on bond. He also began dating a 14-year-old classmate who thought he was 17.

Government considers putting Great Northern under public control
He told the Commons that Stagecoach and Virgin have lost nearly £200m, but there had not been a loss to taxpayers "at this time". Under the changes , Stagecoach, which owns 90 per cent of the route, would step down three years early.

Michigan State to pay out at least $500 million to Nassar victims
In 2014, the university determined that his "pelvic floor" treatments were medically legitimate , despite complaints. Olympic Committee, and a local gym where Nassar worked, Twistars, are also named as defendants in the suit .

Total seeks exemption from US sanctions for Iran gas project
In announcing his withdrawal from the deal, Trump warned companies that they face sanctions if they do business with Iran. Total's prospects of securing a waiver that would allow it to continue with the South Pars deal look slim.

Will Meghan Markle's father not be a part of the royal wedding?
Meghan is said to be distraught at the news , but Thomas fears causing further embarrassment for his daughter or the Royal Family. The royals are "worried" about the father-of-the-bride, said the source, "because of those photos".

You'll soon hear 8 new voices in Amazon Alexa skills
More recently, Amazon launched the " Remember This " feature for Alexa, essentially giving the virtual assistant a memory. We'll select a subset of the skills that apply, and will provide more information to those selected.

Trump Lists Michael Cohen Payment on Financial Disclosure
Cohen is required to be reported and that the information provided meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability". Trump's latest disclosure filing said Cohen incurred the expense in 2016 and that Cohen "sought reimbursement" in 2017.

Bumrah revives hope for Mumbai with twin strikes
WICKET! Yuvraj Singh takes a good catch at mid-on to dismiss captain Rohit Sharma for six, as Ankit Rajpoot gets his first wicket. Miller has a total of 50 runs in two matches with an unbeaten knock to his name, meaning he averages 50 in IPL 2018.

Razak Brimah's Mamelodi Sundowns To Host Barcelona In a Friendly Today
Ronaldinho was instrumental in the Barca victor too, as he laid a pass on for youth academy product Marc Crosas, who buried the ball.

Merkel: It is not right cancelling "nuclear deal" with Iran now
The Europeans and Iranians have tasked experts to come up with measures quickly and will meet again in Vienna next week. Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on May 16 that Tehran will not flag under US pressure.

Lando Calrissian Is Getting His Own Star Wars Movie
According to sources and head honcho Kathleen Kennedy herself, the next step may be a Lando Calrissian spinoff tale. Premiere blames a miscommunication between Kennedy and the interviewer for the previous erroneous quote.


More News

News
More News