G. Watts Humphrey Jr. bred and raised Kentucky Derby winner Genuine Risk with his wife, Sally, and co-bred Belmont Stakes winner Creme Fraiche. He co-bred Improbable with Ian Banwell, the owner of St. George Farm.
The path to the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) has taken many twists and turns since the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). It's time to put that in the rearview mirror.
Just one race after winning the Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) with Covfefe, the Roths returned to the winner's circle when their homebred War Front filly took home the $100,000 Maker's Mark Hilltop Stakes.
As trainer Steve Asmussen looked on from virtually the same spot as he did 12 months earlier in the Preakness, he saw poetic justice. This time, the wire arrived in time for Tenfold, who held off You're to Blame by a neck in the Pimlico Special (G3).
The setting wasn't even close to the magnitude of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), but on Preakness Eve at Pimlico Race Course jockeys Luis Saez and Tyler Gaffalione found themselves in another heated battle.
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