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2004 Preakness Contenders

Updated: 05/10/2004



The Kentucky Derby is now history and Smarty Jones earned his place in the history books as only the fifth horse to remain undefeated through the Derby. As expected he will be heading to Pimlico for the 129th Preakness on May 15th next, along with several other from the Derby. Here is the latest list of probable starters for the Preakness, but expect it to change over the next week, so keep checking back to see what's going on. Entries will be taken and post positions selected on May 12th.

Several of the Derby starters are expected including the top two, Smarty Jones and Lion Heart. Third place finisher Imperialism will skip the Preakness and train up to the Belmont. The Preakness field is limited to only 14 starters, but it hasn't had that many since 1992 so hopefully nobody will be excluded like in the Derby.

Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available.

Triple Crown quick links:

Preakness Poll
Who will win the Preakness?

Lion Heart
Little Matth Man
Rock Hard Ten
Sir Shackleton
Smarty Jones
Song of the Sword
The Cliffs Edge
Water Cannon

BorregoBeau GreelyVictor Espinoza
EddingtonMark HennigJerry Bailey
ImperialismKristin MulhallKent Desormeaux
Lion HeartPatrick BianconeMike Smith
Little Matth ManMartin CiresaPablo Fragoso
Rock Hard TenJason OrmanGary Stevens
Sir ShackletonNick ZitoJavier Castellano
Smarty JonesJohn ServisStewart Elliott
The Cliff's EdgeNick ZitoShane Sellers
Water CannonLinda AlbertRyan Fogelsonger
Friends LakeJohn KimmelRichard Migliore
PreachinatthebarBob Baffertundecided
TapitMichael DickinsonRafael Dominguez

Three-Year-Old Poll 5/10/04
     HORSE                  A-S  STS-1-2-3  PTS  PVS  PROBABLE NEXT START  
 1. Smarty Jones (16)       3-C    5-5-0-0  160   1   5/15 Preakness Stakes
 2. Lion Heart              3-C    3-0-3-0  138   2   5/15 Preakness Stakes
 3. Imperialism             3-C    5-2-1-1  116   3   5/15 Preakness Stakes
 4. The Cliff's Edge        3-C    4-1-1-1  105   4   5/15 Preakness Stakes
 5. Ashado                  3-F    3-2-1-0   82   6   6/4 Acorn Stakes     
 6. Limehouse               3-C    4-2-0-1   66   5   Undecided            
 7. Tapit                   3-C    3-1-0-0   49   7   Undecided            
 8. Rock Hard Ten           3-C    3-2-0-1   41   8   5/15 Preakness Stakes
 9. Eddington               3-C    5-2-1-2   32   9   5/15 Preakness Stakes
10. Read The Footnotes      3-C    3-1-0-0   22  10   Undecided            
Age-Sex: C-colt, G-gelding, F-filly.

Other Horses Receiving Votes: Friends Lake-14, Madcap Escapade-13, Kitten's Joy-11, Medallist-8, Island Sand-8, Borrego-3, Birdstone-3, Castledale-3, Fire Slam-2, Action This Day-2, Water Cannon-1, Sir Shackleton-1

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