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No Preakness for Country House


May Be Sick?

By Dick Downey

Country House, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby only to be moved up to first via the first disqualification of the winner in the 145-year history of the race, won't race in the Preakness.

Trainer Bill Mott said the horse looks like he's getting sick. Not that he is sick, but, in the words of Mott to DRF.com, “he’s acting like he’s going to get sick.”

The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security, arrived at Monmouth Park today after owner Gary West said he will bypass the Preakness.

Code of Honor and Tacitus, third and fourth across the finish line in the Derby, also will skip the Preakness. Code of Honor will probably be off until the summer, and Tacitus will wait for the Belmont Stakes.

Improbable, fifth in the Derby and moved up to fourth when the Roses were taken away from Maximum Security by stewards, is being pointed to the Preakness.


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