Jockey Mike Smith arrived full of confidence at
"As we all know, so many things can happen in a race, but if given the opportunity, this horse is extremely talented," he said. "I think he can win, without doubt. Impressively as well, if he gets to run his race."
Asked if there was a faster horse in the race, Smith said there are few faster in the country.
"He's a fast horse and I'm not looking to take away what he does easy — or go around there in 49 and 1:12," Smith said. "He will run fast because he can, but that was a wicked pace going 11/4 th-miles.
"I'm going to let him run, I just hope it's not that fast."
Trainer gets a taste of
Hamilton Smith waited his entire 36-year career to have a horse grace the gates of a
The trainer, based out of
"Well, it meant a lot," Smith said Friday. "Just to have a horse [at
Done Talking will run Saturday at
"Done Talking seems to be doing fine. Coming out of such a big race, it takes a lot out of the horse," said jockey
Sagamore Farm's Millionreasonswhy finishes second
Millionreasonswhy finished second in the Miss Preakness to even-money favorite Agave Kiss in the eighth race of the day Friday.
The horse is a product of Plank's Sagamore Farm. He is trained by Ignacio Correas IV, who will saddle Tiger Walk in Saturday's Preakness.
"She's a hard trying filly," Sagamore general manager Tom Mullikan said. "I didn't like the trip. You can't let a horse like the winner get away like that. Millionreasonswhy just had too much to make up."
National Volleyball League opens up at Pimlico
The National Volleyball League is opening its 2012 season with a $50,000 tournament at Pimlico Race Course.
The defending Olympic gold medalists, Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, made their domestic debuts Friday against Dave Keeter and Michael Rupp. The duo advanced to the semifinals Saturday with two wins.