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145th Preakness Stakes Media Conference

Saturday, October 3, 2020
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Ken McPeek
Robby Albarado
Media Conference

145th Preakness Quotes

Winning Trainer Kenny McPeek (Swiss Skydiver) – (From NBC Broadcast) “I’m just proud of Robby. We had to call him in at the last minute. He did a great job. I’m really proud of him, her, [owner] Peter Callahan – I wish he was here. This is just a real honor to be around a horse like this. This is a special moment.”

Don Juan Kitten By a Whisker $100,000 James W. Murphy

Edges G3 Winner Bye Bye Melvin for First Career Stakes Win
BALTIMORE – Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s Don Juan Kitten, beaten a head by Bye Bye Melvin in their previous meeting, avenged the loss and got the best of his rival by a nose on the wire Saturday in the $100,000 James W. Murphy at Pimlico Race Course.

Catman Claws to Victory in $150,000 Laurel Futurity

2-Year-old Breaks Maiden in 1 1/16-Mile Turf Stakes
BALTIMORE – Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Catman graduated in style Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, taking the lead nearing the wire and tenaciously holding on by a nose over Wootton Asset in the $150,000 Laurel Futurity.

Laki Makes the Grade in $250,000 Frank De Francis Dash

Sprinter Gives Trainer Dilodovico First Career Graded Win
BALTIMORE – Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki, winner of at least one stakes each of the past four years, added a graded triumph to his resume by getting his nose down on the wire in a three-way photo finish Saturday in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Pimlico Race Course.

Factor This Feasts on Competition in $250,000 Dinner Party

Second Stakes Win of Day for Jockey-Trainer Team of Geroux-Cox
BALTIMORE – Jockey Florent Geroux and trainer Brad Cox teamed up for their second stakes win of the afternoon when Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This cruised to a popular front-running 2 ¾-length score in Saturday’s $250,000 Dinner Party (G2) at Pimlico Race Course.

Wicked Whisper Makes Some Noise in $150,000 Miss Preakness

G1 Winner Splits Horses in Mid-Stretch for One-Length Victory
BALTIMORE – Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Grade 1 winner Wicked Whisper, making just her third start of the year, split horses in mid-stretch and went on to earn her first victory in nearly a year in Saturday’s $150,000 Miss Preakness (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. 

Evil Lyn Looks Good in $100,000 Hilltop Triumph

Filly Become Stakes Winner in 14th Career Start
BALTIMORE – Experience paid off for Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Evil Lyn, racing fourth time off the claim and becoming a stakes winner for the first time in her 14th career start in Saturday’s $100,000 Hilltop at Pimlico Race Course.

Never Enough Time has Just Enough in $100,000 Skipat

4-Year-Old Mare Sprints to Second Straight Stakes Victory
BALTIMORE – R. Larry Johnson’s Maryland homebred Never Enough Time shook off the pressure of Liza Star early and got to the wire three-quarters of a length ahead of a trio of late challengers in Saturday’s $100,000 Skipat at Pimlico Race Course.

Juliet Foxtrot Dances to $150,000 Gallorette Victory

Even-Money Favorite Snaps Six-Race Losing Streak
BALTIMORE – Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Juliet Foxtrot snapped a six-race losing streak dating back to last July by overtaking pacesetter Jabuticaba from her stalking spot on the far turn and powering through the Pimlico Race Course stretch for a one-length triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Gallorette (G3).