Videos tagged with "kingdom"

2011 Preakness Stakes [02:37]
Shackleford upsets Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in the Preakness Stakes on May 21 at Pimlico.
Tags: Shackleford, Kentucky, Derby, Animal, Kingdom, Preakness, Stakes, Pimlico, NTRA, horse, racing, wagering

2011 PREAKNESS - SHACKLEFORD!!! [02:13]
Shackleford dueled for the early lead with Flashpoint through a blistering opening quarter-mile in :22.69 but the pace slowed considerably in the second quarter as the duo covered a half-mile in :46.87. That slight breather might have made the difference for Shackleford, who put away Flashpoint on the final turn in the 1 3/16-mile race and spurted clear. Animal Kingdom, who was second to last early under John Velazqeuz, closed with a steady charge in the stretch and cut into Shackleford's lead but could not get past the winner. Velazquez said Animal Kingdom did not break as well as he did in the Derby and did not like having dirt kicked in his face. Shackleford covered the distance in 1:56.27 on a track rated as fast under Jesus Castanon for his first career graded stakes win. He finished second in the Florida Derby (G1) and fourth in the Kentucky Derby in his two previous starts for trainer Dale Romans and owners Mike Lauffer and WD Cubbedge. Shackleford's win ended Animal Kingdom's Triple Crown bid. Affirmed in 1978 is the last three-year-old to sweep the three US classics. Animal Kingdom's trainer, Graham Motion, said he was pleased with the Derby winner's effort. "He ran huge today, it just looked like he needed another sixteenth [of a mile]," Motion said. "Give credit to Dale [Romans] and his horse, [Shackleford] ran a heck of a race." Astrology ran a big race to finish third. Florida Derby winner Dialed In closed willingly for fourth, followed by Dance City.
Tags: Shackleford, Astrology, Dialed, In, Dance, City, Flashpoint, Animal, Kingdom, John, Velazqeuz, racing, kentucky, derby, preakness, stakes, belmont, triple, crown, horse, Florida, 2011

Handicapping 2011 Preakness: 11Animal Kingdom 3KingCongie 6SwayAway [06:54]
Handicapping & betting the 2011 Preakness is a tough task but interesting. 14 3 yr olds vying for the $1 Million purse as the Triple Crown series continues. The favorite #11 Animal kingdom won the Kentucky Derby & is a major player here. I like him a lot, & #3 King Congie who continues to improve, & #6 Sway Away who'll be flying late.
Tags: horse racing, sports, handicapping, betting, Preakness, Animal Kingdom, race, Sway Away, Dialled In, King Congie, Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, Astrology, Mr. Commons, Mucho Macho Man, John Sherriffs

2011 Preakness Handicapping Part 2: revised forecast [09:07]
on further reflection, doing more reading, studying, & watching race replays, I'm still backing the 11, Animal Kingdom, but have adjusted my other picks. The 3, King Congie is interesting but probably better as an exotics play. I have to be afraid of Dialled In, in a race where the pace projects to be quicker than the Derby was, which will aid his late run. Other major players besides the chalks? I like Astrology, midnight Interlude, & Mr Commons a lot, but my other main key horse is the 6, Sway Away. He's very dangerous, along with Mucho Macho Man. The only ones to throw out are 2 & 12. Hope this helps.
Tags: Preakness, horse racing, racing, handicapping, betting, Animal Kingdom, Sway Away, Dialled In, Midnight Interlude, Bob Baffert, Asmussen, Sherriffs

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