Preakness Stakes 2019 Field: Win Win Win Confirmed

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Maryland Jockey Club Press Release | OTB Writer

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Trainer Michael Trombetta confirmed Friday that Live Oak Plantation's homebred Win Win Win is headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico Race Course.

Win Win Win finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and was moved to ninth by the disqualification of Maximum Security. Trombetta said the Hat Trick colt had come out of the Derby in fine shape, but wanted to observe him for several days before committing to the Preakness.

"He seems pretty darn good," Trombetta said Friday at Fair Hill Training Center at Elkton, Md.

Win Win Win won the Pasco Stakes by 7¼ lengths in track-record time at Tampa Bay Downs on Jan. 19, was third in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) on March 9 and earned a berth in the Kentucky Derby with a second-place finish to Vekoma in the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) on April 6.

Trombetta said that jockey Julian Pimentel, who was up for the Derby and has ridden the colt in five of his seven starts, will be aboard again for the Preakness.

Horse Profile: Win Win Win

Win Win Win opened his career with back-to-back victories in November and December at Laurel Park before finishing second there in the Heft Stakes on Dec. 29 in his final race as a 2-year-old.

Win Win Win kicked off his 3-year-old season in style with a 7 ¼-length romp in the seven-eighths of a mile Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The dark bay or brown colt next made his graded stakes debut in the Grade 2 South Tampa Bay Derby and rallied from off the pace to run third and earn 10 qualifying points toward the 2019 Kentucky Derby.

Needing a big performance in the Grade 2, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes on April 6 at Keeneland to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby, Win Win Win rallied powerfully in deep stretch and edged Signalman in the final strides to finish second behind winner Vekoma. The 40 points to the runner-up clinched Win Win Win's spot in the starting gate at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May.

Win Win WIn finished ninth in the Kentucky Derby.

By Japanese champion miler Hat Trick, Win Win Win is out of the winning Smarty Jones mare Miss Smarty Pants, a half-sister (same dam, different sire) to graded stakes winner Unbridled Humor.

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