Tuesday, May 14 2019

Preakness 144:  War of Will First to Arrive for Preakness Stakes

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BALTIMORE, MD – Gary Barber’s War of Will was the first contender for Saturday’s $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to arrive at Pimlico Race Course, stepping onto the grounds early Tuesday morning following a van ride that originated at Churchill Downs Monday afternoon.

Expected to be among the favorites for the 144th running of the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, War of Will was accompanied on the van by stablemates Flameaway, who was entered in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) and Gio Game, scheduled to run in the $150,000 Caplan Brothers Glass Allaire DuPont Distaff (G3). War of Will’s stablemates, who will compete on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day program, walked over the Pimlico track Tuesday.

Mark Casse-trained War of Will, an eye-catching bay son of War Front who was placed seventh in the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged once around the Pimlico track and appeared to travel well over the surface, reported assistant trainer and exercise rider Kim Carroll, who is overseeing the trio until Casse arrives later in the day.

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