2020 Preakness Stakes – Horse Country Connections

The 2020 Triple Crown series comes to an end this weekend as Pimlico Race Course. The Triple Crown isn’t on the line after all, but Authentic is coming off his KY Derby win in post 9 in an exciting field!

What’s at stake? In addition to the $1 million, the Preakness this year is considered a Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifying race for Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic. So who’s running? The field, outlined below in order of post position, is headlined by Authentic – but we’re looking forward to the race with these great runners & connections to Horse Country! Cheers!

Into Mischief, sire of KY Derby winner & Preakness contender Authentic, at home at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. Photo by David Coyle

Excession: Sired by Union Rags, who stands at Lane’s End Farm

Mr. Big News: Sired by Giant’s Causeway who stood at Coolmore America

Art Collector: Sired by Bernardini, who stands at Godolphin at Jonabell, home of the Darley Stallions, fed by Hallway Feeds

Swiss Skydiver: Fed by Hallway Feeds

Thousand Words: Sired by Pioneerof the Nile, who stood at WinStar Farm; co-owned by Spendthrift Farm; fed by Hallways Feeds

Jesus’ Team: Sired by Tapiture, who stands at Darby Dan

Ny Traffic: Sired by Cross Traffic, who stands at Spendthrift ; fed by Hallway Feeds

Max Player: Sired by Honor Code, who stands at Lane’s End Farm

Authentic: Sired by Into Mischief, who stands at Spendthrift Farm; is partly owned by Spendthrift Farm; fed by Hallway Feeds

Pneumatic: Sired by Uncle Mo, who stands at Coolmore America

Liveyourbeastlife: Sired by Ghostzapper, who stands at Adena Springs

For more info about these runners, their race record and connections, check out America’s Best Racing’s Cheat Sheet. We wish the best of luck to all contenders and hope for a safe and thrilling ride for all!