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2009 Preakness Thursday Photos


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Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico
Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico on Wednesday afternoon

Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra arrives at Pimlico on Wednesday afternoon

© Cindy Pierson Dulay

May 14, 2009

Thursday was totally different from Wednesday with dark, rainy, and cool conditions. Still, several of the Preakness horses were out on the track for a gallop. After the arrival of Rachel Alexandra, Pioneerof the Nile, and Terrain late Wednesday afternoon, there are now 10 of the 13 horses entered in the stakes barn at Pimlico. The other three, Musket Man, Tone It Down, and Take the Points, plan to ship in on Saturday morning before the race. Here are photos of all 10 horses from either the arrivals yesterday or this morning on the track or in the barn.

Rachel Alexandra arrived on Wednesday afternoon and walked the shedrow on Thursday morning. Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen said, "She ate up great. The main thing is just keeping her happy. We'll take her over to the paddock and that will be her exercise today. She'll gallop tomorrow. Calvin (Borel) knows her as well as anybody and has been a big part of her success in her works up to her races and her development in Hot Springs this winter. We're very comfortable."

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