46-year-old Kent Desormeaux jockeyed Exaggerator to a masterful win in the 141st Preakness Stakes yesterday to upset Derby winner and favorite, Nyquist. It was one of the most scrappy and courageous Preakness performances in recent history, and Kent beautifully executed a series of split second decisions which allowed Exaggerator to run his best race. It was a lovely demonstration of how good jockeys make great horses into legends.
Colorado Horse Park will be hosting tailgating and a family festival during the one-star and two-star cross country tests. You can enjoy all of the equestrian action right from the course while you watch competitors tackle the challenging terrain of the newly designed cross country track! The day will include food vendors, kids activities, a craft beer tent, and outdoor family fun. [CHP Family Festival]
Australia’s Christopher Burton will be defending his lead going into show jumping this morning in the Saumur CCI3* in France. You can tune in to watch the show jumping live stream at this link. The CCI3* starts jumping at 8:00 a.m. EST.
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