May 15th, 2010
06:24 PM ET

Lookin At Lucky wins Preakness

Lookin at Lucky won Saturday's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland, ending Super Saver's chances of getting all three jewels of the Triple Crown.

First Dude was three-quarters of a length behind for second place, followed by Jackson Bend. Super Saver, the winner of the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, finished eighth, more than 11 lengths behind the winner.

Early in the race and through the back stretch, First Dude and Super Saver were first and second. Lookin at Lucky, fifth exiting the back stretch, moved up at the turn, and the Kentucky Derby winner faded.

This was the first Preakness start for Lookin at Lucky's jockey, 25-year-old Martin Garcia. The colt's previous nine starts were with jockey Garrett Gomez, but trainer Bob Baffert replaced Gomez with Garcia before the Preakness.

Lookin at Lucky finished sixth at the Kentucky Derby, where it was a favorite.

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  1. leelee

    Sad to miss another triple crown chance, but it's great to see this young jockey and terrific horse win.

    May 15, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary Jo Fenton

    An exciting race. Just not Super Saver's day.

    May 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Carole Clarke

    It was an OK race but nothing can ever top Secretariat in the Belmont or Ruffian in the Oaks. As he neared the finish line there is a famous photo of Secretariat's jockey looking back over his left shoulder at the field so far behind him. I think it was 39 lengths – how amazed he must have been. We will not see his like again.

    May 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ruffnutt

    to bad for the losers... off to the glue factory they go.

    May 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rinilini

    That's not true! Most of these horses will be used for breeding and live out their lives in luxury.

    May 15, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. shane

    the loosers will be used for puppy food. horse racing is a loosing business anyways!

    May 15, 2010 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jason

    Live out their lives in luxury...I'm afraid you don't understand what they do to these animals. Please do some research into the 'luxurious" lives led by race horses. They're pushed to the breaking point, often beyond then killed, pumped up with drugs, and abused all in the name of a sport that we should be ashamed to support in the 21st century. Flame away, but please at least do some research on the topic before (or after) you do.

    May 15, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. leelee

    I have been active in the racing community for many years and can say most owners, trainers, and jockeys adore their horses and ensure that they do live a life of luxury, ESPECIALLY at the level of the Preakness. Of course there are bad apples, low-lifes that are trying to make a quick buck, but that's true in any sport or business, not just racing. These horses love to run, and for most people directly involved with the animals themselves, it's a labor of love. And, it's in the trainer's best interest to keep the horses happy and healthy; a happy horse runs faster, responds to his rider, and therefore increases the winnings of the owner. Most retired racehorses, if they don't go on to breed, are sold to individuals, not glue factories or for "puppy food." I myself used to frequently buy retired racehorses and retrain them as lesson horses for kids and young adults. So, Jason, maybe you should some real research of your own, and go check out a legit racing stable before you start flinging armchair-activist allegations.

    May 15, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MikeVick

    Hmmm....maybe I could teach them loser horses to fight....

    May 15, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. peyote

    I guess all those meat houses where they slaughter horses is just a figment of our imaginations. I believe cnn did a story on that a few weeks ago. obviously a 10 million dollar horse will not end up there they are still valuable for breeding but make no mistake that this is a business. A business where a broken leg will send you to some dinner table in china

    May 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. R.Lord

    Thank you leelee, the fact is that retired racehorses make great training prospects for pleasure riders, they have been professionally handled from birth and most have been treated with great care by the training staff. I had one I bought as a four year old and he dropped dead while running across a field at the age of 26, and left me many memories of unforgettable riding experiences. He had a ton of personality, and he did indeed love to run.
    It has been sooooo long since we had a triple crown winner, when it happens again it will be as unforgettable as all the ones that came before!
    So you PETA types that want to condemn racing, put a sock in it and let those who know the game look after our own.

    May 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dirk

    @Jason – The racing industry isn't as bad as you make it out. My wife and I have owned/trained race horses on the small track circuit. Our horses ran drug-free and were honestly living a higher standard of living than I was. They got to eat treats and high performance feed (read: $30 a day in granola) while sitting in a climate controlled barn, I ate instant noodles and dollar chicken sandwiches in a non-air conditioned office. When our horses finished their racing careers, they were retrained to fulfill a new purpose in life such as pleasure riding, dressage or showing.

    There are certainly some trainers out there who do abuse their animals and that's wrong. But, there are many bright spots in the industry.

    May 15, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Brenda

    Champions Ferdinand and Exceller lost their lives to a slaughter house when they no longer had earning potential. Alysheba doubtlessly would have followed a similiar fate had not the owner bowed to international pressures and "made a gift of Alysheba to the US" for the final months of his life. Sadly, it happens. Horsemeat is a big business and not only thoroughbreds but arabians, quarter horses, and even the mustangs plucked from nevada deserts are sent to them.

    May 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ruffnutt

    it's a well known fact that half of mexican food resturants use horse meat in the food.

    May 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Becky

    WOW! May be all of you need to do some research. The killer market for horses is shut down, at least legally. As for the ones that do get there, it is better that then them suffer if they are injured or the owner can't afford to take care of them. I see thousands of horses that are poor, foundered, and neglected by their owners. Some are just turned out to fend for themselves. Which they don't do very well. I have family that has worked at these farms, those horses there get better treatment and facilites than we as humans get or have. So for you bleeding hearts that want every animal to be saved then step up to the plate and take care of them, feed and doctor them, house them, and lets see how you do.

    May 17, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |