Exaggerator Victorious in Sloppy Preakness

Meanwhile, Uncle Lino was vanned off following the race with what appears to be a minor tendon injury.

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Exaggerator turned the tables on previously undefeated Nyquist May 21, providing a thrilling homecoming for brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux with a commanding 3 ½-length triumph in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Keith Desormeaux-trained 3-year-old, who finished second behind Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky, was the recipient of a ground-saving ride from jockey Kent Desormeaux to prevail over 10 rivals in the $1.5 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

After losing to Nyquist in their previous four meetings, the 5-2 second betting choice broke through with a dominating performance at the racetrack where his jockey launched his Hall of Fame career nearly 30 years ago and his trainer apprenticed under the late prominent trainer Charles Hadry.

Nyquist, the 7-10 favorite who had won his previous eight starts including a 1 ¼-length score over a closing Exaggerator, set a pressured pace in the 1 3/16-mile classic run over a sloppy track before fading to third, a nose behind a late-charging runner-up Cherry Wine

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