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Always Dreaming checks into Pimlico’s Stall 40 for Preakness

May 9th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming made himself right at home Tuesday in Stall 40 at Pimlico Race Course, munching on hay while his handlers scurried around him. The bay colt was in excellent spirits after traveling from Churchill Downs to Pimlico, where he will spend the next 11 days before running in the Preakness. Always Dreaming was pampered by assistant trainer Ginny DePasquale, who will be joined by her boss, trainer Todd Plentcher, on Wednesday.

 

“I just spoke to Todd and told him: ‘The horse looks very bright-eyed. He looks very happy,'” DePasquale said. “It’s pretty special to see him looking that well. I’m happy and I know Todd is.”

 
 

Stall 40 is traditionally reserved for the Kentucky Derby winner and has housed many of the greatest champions in horse racing history. Secretariat and Seattle Slew are among several Triple Crown winners who resided there, but Always Dreaming is the first Derby winner to cozy into Stall 40 since California Chrome in 2014.

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