Preakness gambling fans will not be taken by surprise by Mine That Bird as Preakness betting will not treat the gelding as a nobody anymore. Mine That Bird’s trainer, Chip Woolley, Jr., informed the Maryland Jockey Club that the horse will take part in the Preakness gambling race May 16 at Pimlico race track in Baltimore.
Mine That Bird will be stabled in Stall 40, which is the traditional home in Preakness betting for the Kentucky Derby winner.
There was some question in Preakness gambling circles as to whether or not Mine That Bird would make the field but Woolley assured everyone that Mine That Bird is in “super” shape and that Preakness gambling would simply not be the same without a horse taking a shot at the Triple Crown.
Woolley wanted to see how Mine That Bird fared on a Monday jog at Churchill downs before making the full Preakness gambling commitment. Woolley said that he will train the horse in two rounds per day with either a walk and or a jog in preparation for Preakness gambling.
Jockey Calvin Borel is also getting a lot of Preakness gambling attention in recognition of his phenomenal ride on Mine That Bird in the Kentucky Derby.
Borel brought Mine That Bird from 19th position and found the rail and then he and the gelding exploded like lightning through that wide open hole down the stretch to win the blanket of roses and head into Preakness gambling as the horse to beat.
It was quite a weekend for Borel at Churchill Downs as he took the Kentucky Oaks the previous day and earned his second Derby win in the last three years on Mine That Bird.
Woolley has gotten little sleep since the “impossible” win on Derby Day but he has vowed to maintain as normal a schedule as possible for the horse as he fields interviews and visitors to the barn.
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