Triple Crown dream dashed as Exaggerator wins Preakness Stakes

Exaggerator has won the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, shattering the fantasy of a US Triple Crown for Nyquist, which could just complete third.

Nyquist had won a determined triumph in the primary race in the arrangement, the 142nd Kentucky Derby.

In any case, Exaggerator, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, created a wonderful showcase on a drenched course to upgrade the most loved on the home straight.

The third Triple Crown race, the Belmont Stakes, is on 11 June.

“I had a fantasy trip today,” move Desormeaux said. “It was an astounding race and Exaggerator is an astonishing steed.”

It was Nyquist’s first taste of annihilation after eight wins in succession.

The yearling drove the race from the begin at Pimlico Race Course however floundered close to the line and in the long run completed third behind Cherry Wine.

Nyquist’s mentor Doug O’Neill would not affirm if Nyquist would keep running in the Belmont Stakes one month from now.

“I didn’t think we could persuade beat to be completely forthright with you. Nyquist is such an astounding stallion. Regardless he ran an extraordinary race,” he said.

Mr O’Neill and Nyquist’s rider Mario Gutierrez were having their second shot at a Triple Crown having passed up a major opportunity in May 2012

I’ll Have Another won the initial two races yet was scratched from the last leg at Belmont because of a tendon harm.

American Pharoah turned into the primary steed to win the US Triple Crown for a long time in June 2015.

Twelve steeds have secured the prestigious treble, since it was initially accomplished in 1919 by Sir Barton.