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2002 Preakness Contenders

Updated: 05/13/2002

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Trainer:   John T. Ward Jr.
Jockey:   Jorge Chavez
Foaling Date:   2-19-99
Breeding:   Notebook - Crafty Bobbie by Bob's Dusty
Dosage Profile:   3-4-6-0-3
Dosage Index/CD:   1.67   0.25
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 4-0-1   $339,700
Note:Skipped the Derby after finishing second in the Blue Grass. Can he win at longer than 1 1/16 miles?

Crimson Hero

Trainer:   Nick Zito
Jockey:   Jerry Bailey
Foaling Date:   5-21-99
Breeding:   Capote - Bright Feather by Fappiano
Dosage Profile:   11-6-13-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.62   0.93
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 1-0-1   $41,480
Note:Second place finisher in the Lexington Stakes is headed to the Preakness.

2002 Steve Martinelli, San Francisco, CADanthebluegrassman

Trainer:   Bob Baffert
Jockey:   David Flores
Foaling Date:   3-31-99
Breeding:   Pioneering - Stay With Bruce by Grey Dawn II
Dosage Profile:   18-11-11-2-2
Dosage Index/CD:   3.63   0.93
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 2-2-0   $71,880
Note:Surprise Derby entrant scratched out on Derby day after tying up. Could decide to crash the Preakness if he recovers.

Photo courtesty of the Fair GroundsEasyfromthegitgo

Trainer:   Steve Asmussen
Jockey:   Donnie Meche
Foaling Date:   4-21-99
Breeding:   Dehere - Montera by Easy Goer
Dosage Profile:   7-5-14-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.71   0.73
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 2-3-0   $68,925
Note:Skipped the Derby to aim for the Preakness.


Trainer:   Graham Motion
Jockey:   Ramon A. Dominguez
Foaling Date:   1-18-99
Breeding:   Mt. Livermore - Equilibrate by Gone West
Dosage Profile:   12-1-8-1-2
Dosage Index/CD:   2.43   0.83
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 1-0-1   $22,650
Note:Tampa Bay Derby winner passed up the Derby and could go in the Preakness.

Harlan's Holiday

Trainer:   Ken McPeek
Jockey:   Edgar Prado
Foaling Date:   4-6-99
Breeding:   Harlan - Christmas in Aiken by Affirmed
Dosage Profile:   7-2-10-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.33   0.75
2-year-old Record: 6 starts 4-2-0   $341,564
Note:Derby favorite flopped in Louisville but could try to redeem himself in the Preakness.

Magic Weisner

Trainer:   Nancy Alberts
Jockey:   Phil Teator
Foaling Date:   5-3-99
Breeding:   Ameri Valay - Jazema by Bold Forbes
Dosage Profile:   3-3-2-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   7.00   1.13
2-year-old Record: 6 starts 3-1-0   $97,110
Note:Local hero will try the big boys in the Preakness.


Trainer:   Patrick Biancone
Jockey:   Pat Valenzuela
Foaling Date:   3-21-99
Breeding:   Matty G - Joy to Raise by Raise a Man
Dosage Profile:   8-1-3-6-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.40   0.61
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 1-1-0   $64,600
Note:Almost entered the Derby but opted out to aim for the Preakness instead.

Medaglia d'Oro

Trainer:   Bobby Frankel
Jockey:   Laffit Pincay
Foaling Date:   4-11-99
Breeding:   El Prado - Cappucino Bay by Bailjumper
Dosage Profile:   2-6-14-4-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.36   0.23
2-year-old Record: 1 starts 0-1-0   $4,120
Note:Finished fourth in the Derby, rallying from tenth.

Photo courtesy of Tina HinesPerfect Drift

Trainer:   Murray W. Johnson
Jockey:   Eddie Delahoussaye
Foaling Date:   4-29-99
Breeding:   Dynaformer - Nice Gal by Naskra
Dosage Profile:   8-3-18-0-1
Dosage Index/CD:   2.00   0.57
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 1-1-0   $20,860
Note:Third place Derby finisher is undecided yet as to the Preakness.

Private Emblem

Trainer:   Steve Asmussen
Jockey:   Donnie Meche
Foaling Date:   3-18-99
Breeding:   Our Emblem - Merion Miss by Halo
Dosage Profile:   15-5-16-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.50   0.97
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 1-2-1   $69,300
Note:14th in the Derby but might go to the Preakness anyway.

Proud Citizen

Trainer:   D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey:   Mike Smith
Foaling Date:   3-3-99
Breeding:   Gone West - Dreams Of Freedom x Green Forest
Dosage Profile:   10-6-14-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.29   0.87
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 1-1-0   $36,034
Note:Second place Derby finisher is definitely going to the Preakness.


Trainer:   Anthony Reinstedler
Jockey:   Pat Day
Foaling Date:   2-14-99
Breeding:   Wild Again - Lochlin by Screen King
Dosage Profile:   7-7-10-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.80   0.88
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 1-1-0   $30,065
Note:Early "wise guy" pick for the Derby has yet to win outside allowance company.

Straight Gin

Trainer:   Nick Zito
Jockey:   Robby Albarado
Foaling Date:   4-16-99
Breeding:   Go For Gin - Valeta by Procida
Dosage Profile:   8-1-14-4-3
Dosage Index/CD:   1.14   0.23
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 0-0-1   $4,160
Note:Fourth in the Blue Grass Stakes and fifth in the Spiral Stakes.

U S S Tinosa

Trainer:   Jerry Hollendorfer
Jockey:   Kent Desormeaux
Foaling Date:   2-12-99
Breeding:   Foxhound - Angel Puss by Wolf Power
Dosage Profile:   4-6-16-2-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.80   0.43
2-year-old Record: 7 starts 2-3-1   $122,319
Note:Another who missed the Derby because of lack of graded earnings.

War Emblem

Trainer:   Bob Baffert
Jockey:   Larry Sterling
Foaling Date:   2-20-99
Breeding:   Our Emblem - Sweetest Lady by Lord At War
Dosage Profile:   9-4-8-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.40   0.95
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 2-0-0   $36,000
Note:Upset winner of the Derby in wire to wire fashion. Can he take the second jewel of the Triple Crown?

All photos ©2001,2002 Cindy Pierson Dulay or Terence Dulay except where noted on the photo. Easyfromthegitgo photo courtesy of the Fair Grounds. Sunday Break courtesy of Deborah Kral. Windward Passage photo courtesy of Team Valor. Preakness logo courtesy of Pimlico.

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