Horse Racing News – Filly Ria Antonia is going to run in the Preakness Stakes


As we look towards the May 17 Preakness Stakes, this is the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown, and the Horse Racing Odds Favorite California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, there could be a female to crash the usually all-male party.

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Ria Antonia in the $2 Million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 2013

That might be Ria Antonia, who plans to take a shot at the boys May 17 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Majority owner Ron Paolucci confirmed the news headlines after Ria Antonia galloped Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs for trainer Tom Amoss, not Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, who trained her before the Oaks.

If the daughter of Rockport Harbor is shipped to Pimlico Race Course to operate in the centre jewel of the Triple Crown on May 17, she will undoubtedly be saddled for initially by Amoss. Ron Paolucci’s Loooch Racing Stable and Christopher T. Dunn have transferred their 3-year-old filly from Baffert to Amoss after her distant sixth-place finish behind Untapable in the Kentucky Oaks your day prior to the Kentucky Derby.

Should Ria Antonia undertake the boys, she’d try to end up being the sixth filly to capture the Preakness. Fillies to win the Preakness include Rachel Alexandra (2009), Nellie Morse (1924), Rhine Maiden (1915), Whimsical (1906) and Flocarline (1903).

Then trained by Jeremiah Englehart, Ria Antonia finished second by way of a nose in last November’s Breeders’Cup Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita but was declared the winner upon the disqualification of She’s a Tiger for interference in the stretch. She finished fourth in the Fair Grounds’Grade III Rachel Alexandra won by Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable and was utilized in Baffert to race in California. Ria Antonia was second as the favourite on horse racing odds in the Santa Anita Oaks but was beaten almost 16 lengths by Untapable in the Kentucky Oaks.


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