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 2001 Preakness Contenders 

Updated: 05/16/01

2003 Preakness Contenders here

Here you will find photos of and links to info about all the current top Preakness prospects. This list will be updated regularly until post positions are drawn for the Preakness when I will change it to the actual entries. Expect lots of changes as we get closer to race day.

Triple Crown quick links:

NTRA Three-Year-Old Poll 5/14/01

     HORSE              A-S STS-1-2-3   PTS  PVS  PROBABLE NEXT START       
 1.  Monarchos  (20)    3-C   5-4-1-0   200   1   5/19 Preakness Stakes, PIM
 2.  Congaree           3-C   4-3-0-1   163   2   5/19 Preakness Stakes, PIM
 3.  Invisible Ink      3-C   5-2-1-1   147   3   6/9  Belmont Stakes, BEL  
 4.  Point Given        3-C   3-2-0-0   142   4   5/19 Preakness Stakes, PIM
 5.  Thunder Blitz      3-C   5-1-2-1   113   5   6/9  Belmont Stakes, BEL  
 6.  Flute              3-F   3-2-1-0    79   6   Undecided                 
 7.  Richly Blended     3-C   5-4-0-1    38   9   5/19 Preakness Stakes, PIM
 8.  Millennium Wind    3-C   4-2-1-0    36   7   Undecided                 
 9.  Golden Ballet      3-F   4-3-1-0    32   8   Undecided                 
10.  Balto Star         3-G   6-4-0-1    24  10   Undecided                 

A P Valentine

Trainer:   Nick Zito
Jockey:   Victor Espinoza
Foaling Date:   2-14-98
Dosage Profile:   10-4-20-2-2
Dosage Index/CD:   1.71   0.47
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 2-0-1   $329,110
Note: Finished a poor fifth in the Blue Grass Stakes, beaten 13 lengths last time out.

Bay Eagle

Trainer:   Graham Motion
Jockey:   Ramon Dominquez
Foaling Date:   3-8-98
Dosage Profile:   7-4-15-4-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.61   0.47
2-year-old Record: 4 starts 2-0-1   $329,110
Note: Finished a poor fifth in the Blue Grass Stakes, beaten 13 lengths last time out.

Congaree

Trainer:   Bob Baffert
Jockey:   Jerry Bailey
Foaling Date:   4-20-98
Dosage Profile:   11-0-9-0-4
Dosage Index/CD:   1.82   0.58
2-year-old Record: 3 starts 0-0-0   $3,750
Note: Won the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct beating Monarchos.

Dollar Bill

Trainer:   Dallas Stewart
Jockey:   Pat Day
Foaling Date:   3-27-98
Dosage Profile:   4-3-10-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.00   0.56 *dual qualifier*
2-year-old Record: 5 starts 2-2-0   $258,696
Note: Poor showing in the Kentucky Derby but may still go on to the Preakness.

Griffinite

Trainer:   Jennifer Leigh-Pedersen
Jockey:   Shaun Bridgmohan
Foaling Date:   4-8-98
Dosage Profile:   10-6-10-0-2
Dosage Index/CD:   3.00   0.79
2-year-old Record: 6 starts 2-0-1   $71,912
Note: Finished 3rd in the Lexington and was moved to 2nd when Mr. John was disqualified.

Marciano

Trainer:   Tim Ritchey
Jockey:   Mark Johnston
Foaling Date:   5-4-98
Dosage Profile:   12-4-9-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.73   1.04
2-year-old Record: 6 starts 2-0-1   $71,912
Note: Finished 3rd in the Lexington and was moved to 2nd when Mr. John was disqualified.

Mr. John

Trainer:   Elliott Walden
Jockey:   Corey Nakatani
Foaling Date:   4-5-98
Dosage Profile:   14-1-4-5-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.43   1.00
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 1-0-1   $29,330
Note: Finished 2nd in the Lexington and was disqualified to 8th for interference.

Monarchos

Trainer:   John T. Ward Jr.
Jockey:   Jorge Chavez
Foaling Date:   2-9-98
Dosage Profile:   2-2-13-1-0
Dosage Index/CD:   1.40   0.28
2-year-old Record: 2 starts 0-0-1   $4,030
Note: Runaway winner of the Florida Derby, followed by a second place finish in the Wood Memorial.

Percy Hope

Trainer:   Tony Reinstedler
Jockey:   Jon Court
Foaling Date:   3-11-98
Dosage Profile:   4-2-11-0-1
Dosage Index/CD:   1.77   0.44
2-year-old Record: 7 starts 2-0-2   $58,197
Note: Won the Lone Star Derby over Fifty Stars last out.

Point Given

Trainer:   Bob Baffert
Jockey:   Gary Stevens
Foaling Date:   3-27-98
Dosage Profile:   8-0-8-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   3.00   1.00
2-year-old Record: 6 starts 3-3-0   $618,500
Note: Impressive 2001 debut winning the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita, followed by a 5 1/2 length victory in the Santa Anita Derby..

Richly Blended

Trainer:   Ben Perkins Jr.
Jockey:   Rick Wilson
Foaling Date:   1-15-98
Dosage Profile:   8-2-6-0-0
Dosage Index/CD:   4.33   1.13
2-year-old Record: Unraced at 2
Note: Winner of the Gotham Stakes and the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct.

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All photos by Cindy Pierson or Terence Dulay. Preakness logo courtesy of Pimlico.

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