Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming dashed our dreams of a Triple Crown winner this year, fading quickly in the stretch during the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico yesterday afternoon. Instead, it was lesser backed Cloud Computing, trained by Chad Brown, who stormed down the stretch to close powerfully over Classic Empire.
It was a great race, with Classic Empire finishing in second and a hard closing Senior Investment getting up for third. Always Dreaming faded to finish in eighth place in the 10-horse field.
Next for racing fans, we’ll look ahead to the Belmont Stakes to be held on June 10 at Belmont Park in New York. Cloud Computing’s connections have yet to comment on whether or not the colt will compete.