The fifth time was the charm for Exaggerator. In four previous races Nyquist came out on top. But today on a sloppy track at Pimlico Exaggerator got his revenge and ended this year’s Triple Crown hopes.
The 2016 Preakness winner was able to overtake a tiring Nyquist that appeared to have spent too much in an early duel with Uncle Lino.
Exagerrator was ridden by jocky Kent Desormeaux and is trained by his brother Keith Desormeaux.
“I had a dream trip today,” Kent Desormeaux said. “It was an amazing race and Exaggerator is an amazing horse.”
Nyquist actually slipped into 3rd place as Cherry Wine finished 2nd.
2016 Preakness Results
2. Cherry Wine
7. Uncle Lino
9. Awesome Speed
11. Abiding Star