Seventh-place Preakness Stakes (G1) finisher Conquest Mo Money, who was pointing for a start in the June 10 Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, sustained a suspensory injury June 2 and will likely miss the race, owner Tom McKenna said.
Conquest Mo Money
- Bay Colt
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Multiple graded stakes-placed Conquest Mo Money will bypass the June 10 Belmont Stakes (G1) and instead start in the seven-furlong Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) on the Belmont Park undercard that day, owner Tom McKenna said June 1.
With the glow of the sun pink on the horizon and most of the Pimlico Race Course stakes barn just beginning to rustle with activity, Preakness Stakes (G1) winner Cloud Computing departed from Baltimore to return to his Belmont Park home base May 21.
Cloud Computing moved alongside Classic Empire in the final sixteenth of the Preakness Stakes (G1) and just got his head in front at the wire. Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming set the pace and finished eighth.
Since Always Dreaming's Kentucky Derby triumph, there has been ample reason for both his camp and Classic Empire's to feel emboldened about the prospect of their horses throwing down something exceptional 14 days later.
If you enjoyed the Kentucky Derby dream, no sense waking up now. You might as well keep dreaming until you are jolted back to reality, if and when that ever occurs.
When he enters the gate May 20 at Pimlico Race Course for the Preakness Stakes (G1), just how well Conquest Mo Money can run will be put to its toughest test.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming was assigned post 4 and installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite May 17 at the post position draw for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
While the short rest between the first two legs of the Triple Crown has been a popular lament over the years, the modern history of the Preakness Stakes reflects a trend that is actually most unkind to the oft-proclaimed "new shooters."
As activity picked up at the Pimlico Race Course stakes barn May 16, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming went out earlier than normal for his daily exercise.
- By Jeremy Balan
- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Midwest Region, Southwest Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
Conquest Mo Money's odyssey across the country via truck and trailer will continue May 13.
Judge Lanier Racing's Preakness Stakes (G1) candidate Conquest Mo Money is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
Judge Lainer Racing's Conquest Mo Money will bypass the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and will train up to the Preakness Stakes (G1) May 20, owner Tom McKenna announced April 18.
Trainer Miguel Hernandez said Conquest Mo Money came out of the Arkansas Derby (G1) well and that he and owner Tom McKenna will discuss whether to pay the $200,000 for a supplemental nomination to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
Classic Empire let his actions silence some of the doubts that had mounted since February when he surged past Conquest Mo Money and Malagacy in late stretch to capture the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park.
Conquest Mo Money, an Uncle Mo colt who was purchased for just $8,500, will look to become just the third locally trained horse to win the Sunland Derby (G3).
When Conquest Farenheit outran his rivals for a 2 1/4-length win in the Pasadena Stakes, the 3-year-old became the latest success for horses sold in November as part of the Conquest Stables dispersal.
New Mexico's hopes for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1)—for now, at least—appear to run through Judge Lanier Racing's Conquest Mo Money.
|Trainer||Miguel L. Hernandez|
|Owner||Judge Lanier Racing|
|Breeder||Twin Creeks Farm|
|Conquest Mo Money View Five-Cross Pedigree||Uncle Mo||Indian Charlie|
|Stirring||Seeking the Gold|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Conquest Stables||Sequel Stallions New York, agent||$180,000|
|Two-year-old||Judge Lanier Racing||Lane's End, agent for Conquest Stables||$8,500|
|Fall At Last|