Preakness '93 118th Preakness

May 15, 1993

1. Personal Hope

Horse: He is big, determined and strong. His tactical speed suits the way the Preakness usually unfolds. The grandson of Northern Dancer held on well to finish fourth in the Kentucky Derby after battling pacesetter Storm Tower, who finished 16th.

Owners: Lee and Debi Lewis. Lee Lewis, 41, operates a multimillion-dollar construction firm in Lubbock, Texas. He bought Personal Hope for $75,000 at the 1991 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale.

Trainer: Mark Hennig. Hennig, 28, spent five years as a part of D. Wayne Lukas' stable, heading Lukas' Kentucky division. Helped prepare Kentucky Derby entrants such as Houston, Land Rush, Real Cash and Corporate Report. He said "we haven't seen the best" of Personal Hope.

Jockey: Gary Stevens. At 30, Stevens is on the brink of becoming the youngest jockey to log $100 million in earnings. Won the Hollywood Turf Handicap with Quest for Fame and the Jockey Club Gold Cup with Pleasant Tap in 1992.

Earnings:

......... S ... 1 ... 2 ... 3

1993 ...... 5 ... 3 ... 1 ... 0 ... $419,325

1992 ...... 2 ... 1 ... 0 ... 0 .... $15,400

Lifetime... 7 ... 4 ... 1 ... 0 ... $434,725

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