Gayle Benson’s Lone Sailor to run in Preakness
GMB Racing’s Lone Sailor, who finished eighth in the Kentucky Derby last Saturday, will run in next Saturday’s Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, trainer Tom Amoss confirmed Saturday.
Amoss will make a jockey change from James Graham, who rode Lone Sailor in the Derby, to Irad Ortiz Jr. Lone Sailor was Graham’s first-ever Derby mount.
#Preakness: @GMBRacing just committed @TomAmossRacing-trained #LoneSailor to @PreaknessStakes at @PimlicoRC w @iradortiz riding. Video here is Lone Sailor working April 11 at @ChurchillDowns. Let the good times roll! @Saints @PelicansNBA @JeffDuncan_ @FletcherWDSU @MDHorseRadio pic.twitter.com/sRt3BPxRoi
— Jennie Rees (@TracksideJennie) May 12, 2018
Ortiz has a Triple Crown win to his credit, capturing the 2016 Belmont Stakes aboard Creator. He led all jockeys in wins in 2017 with 318.
It will be the first Preakness start for GMB Racing, which has had three Kentucky Derby starters since 2016.
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