While Shackleford and Ruler On Ice battle for divisional supremacy in Sunday's Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, seven lesser accomplished but not necessarily inferior 3-year-olds will clash in Saturday's $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga.
Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom came out of his second-place finish in Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico tired, but otherwise in good shape and will be under strong consideration to run back in the Belmont Stakes on June 11.
Robby Albarado, who was taken off eventual Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom the day before the race, has picked up the mount on King Congie for the $1 million Preakness on May 21, a race in which he will face Animal Kingdom at Pimlico.
Churchill Downs was the primary training grounds for the Preakness, with a remarkable nine of the 12 starters having prepared here, including the top six finishers in the Pimlico classic last Saturday.
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, whose Triple Crown hopes were dashed by an eighth-place finish in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, arrived at Belmont Park Sunday morning and will get a brief freshening before being pointed for a summer/fall campaign.
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver is a slight favorite over Lookin At Lucky after Friday's early wagering for Saturday's $1 million Preakness Stakes. The odds are based on money wagered only in the state of Maryland.
Vindy City returned from a four-month layoff ready to roll, putting away Argent Affair in midstretch and easily holding off Imanheiress for a one-length victory in Friday's $51,200 Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.