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Seize the Grey (c, 3, Arrogate–Smart Shopping, by Smart Strike) made the best of his own two-week turn around and took the field gate-to-wire in the GI Preakness S.

Breaking well and out to control the pace, the grey was allowed to set largely uncontested fractions of :23.98, :47.33, and 1:11.95 as Imagination (Into Mischief) tracked him from out wide on the track. GI Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan (Goldencents) had established a good rail trip and was within striking range at the head of affairs, but Seize the Grey had too much left, proving impossible to run down late, denying the Derby hero despite drifting late. Catching Freedom (Constitution) kicked on to take third.

Seize the Grey had last been seen May 4 winning the GII Pat Day Mile by 1 1/4 lengths.

It was also a huge day for Seize the Grey’s rider Jamie Torres, who was claiming his first American Classic win as well.

 

Seize The Grey WINS the 149th Preakness Stakes! pic.twitter.com/Uqyb5nXPuS

— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) May 18, 2024

Sales history: $300,000 Ylg ’22 FTSAUG. O-MyRacehorse; B-Jamm, LTD. (KY); T-D. Wayne Lukas.

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