Three vans transporting five candidates for Saturday’s 142nd Preakness Stakes (Grade 1) arrived at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore within minutes of each other Tuesday afternoon.
The vans passed through the stable gate at 3:40 p.m. They also carried other horses that will run in stakes at Pimlico on Friday and Saturday.
Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) runner-up Lookin At Lee (photo on home page) was the first to be unloaded from the first van, followed by his stablemate 11th-place Derby finisher Hence.
The pair of Steve-Asmussen-trained colts had flown from Louisville, Ky., along with Doug O’Neill-trained Term of Art, who had boarded a plan in Southern California earlier in the day, and Kenny McPeek-trained Senior Investment, who were unloaded from the second van minutes later.
The third van that originated from Belmont Park in New York waited several minutes before Chad Brown-trained Cloud Computing could be unloaded.
Those horses are among ten that likely will be entered when the Preakness post position draw is held at 5:00 pm. Wednesday. The race will be run on Saturday, with scheduled post of 6:45 p.m.