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May 09, 2014

Bayern puts in workout for Preakness Stakes


Louisville, KY ( - Preakness Stakes hopeful Bayern put in a workout Monday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $1.5 million middle jewel of the Triple Crown on May 17.

Trained by Bob Baffert, Bayern covered five furlongs in 58 1/5 seconds over a fast track and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.40 with Joe Rocco Jr. riding. The colt will be ridden by Rosie Napravnik in the Preakness.

Bayern, owned by Kaleem Shah, finished first in the Derby Trial at Churchill on April 26 but was disqualified to second for interference.

Trainer Billy Gowan has decided to go with Joel Rosario as jockey for Ride On Curlin in the Preakness. Gowan was not happy with the ride that Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel gave the colt when finishing seventh in the 19-horse Kentucky Derby.

"I told him before the race that he had three-eighths of a mile to work his way over (from post 19)," Gowan said. "He (Ride On Curlin) was not tired at all after the Derby. He only ran three-eighths of a mile. He was more tired after his seven-eighths work last Sunday."

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