119th Preakness

May 21, 1994

1. Tabasco Cat

* Horse: Was sixth in the Kentucky Derby. Finished second in the Santa Anita Derby on April 9. Won the San Rafael Stakes by one length over Powis Castle on March 6. Also won the El Camino Real by one length on Jan. 22. Jockey Pat Day has won three of six starts. Likes to race on the lead.

* Owner: W.T. Young. Young, 77, is a former Army officer and peanut butter manufacturer. His best Preakness entry, Corporate Report, finished second to Hansel two years ago.

* Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas. He won the Preakness in his first start with Codex in 1980. Last year was the first time in 11 years he was not among the top earning trainers in the nation. he finished 10th with earnings of $4,122,153.

* Jockey: Pat Day. Day, 40, is coming off another top 10 performance in purse earnings, with $8,901,194. Has won the Preakness twice (Tank's Prospect in 1985 and Summer Squall in 1990) and has finished below second only once in the past five Preakness races. Last year, Day placed second on Cherokee Run at the Preakness. He has 263 victories in 1,049 mounts for a .250 winning percentage.

* Earnings:

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

1994 ... .. 4 .. 2 .. 1 .. 0 .. $299,700

1993 ... .. 6 .. 3 .. 0 .. 1 .. $183,337

Lifetime . 10 .. 5 .. 1 .. 1 .. $483,037 * Horse: Won the Kentucky Derby by two lengths over Strodes Creek in Chris McCarron's first ride. Finished second in the Wood Memorial on April 16 and was fourth in the Florida Derby on March 12. Best when taking the early lead, as displayed in the Derby.

* Owners: William Condren and Joseph Cornacchia. Condren and Cornacchia were partners with B. Giles Brophy in Strike the Gold, who won the Kentucky Derby in 1991 and finished sixth in Preakness. Condren, 60, is a private investor in real estate. Cornacchia, 61, was the publisher of the game Pictionary and printer of Trivial Pursuit.

* Trainer: Nick Zito. Zito, 46, has rode three Preakness starters: Strike the Gold, Agincourt, who finished seventh in 1992, and Too Wild, who finished 11th last year. Since 1973, Zito has owned a public stable that has 20-25 horses in training.

* Jockey: Chris McCarron. McCarron, 39, established himself as one of the nation's premier riders as his 1993 mounts earned $11,631,725, which was fourth among money leaders. He finished 10th in last year's Preakness with Koluctoo Jim Al, but won the year before that with Pine Bluff.

* Earnings:

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

1994 ... .. 5 .. 2 .. 2 .. 0 .... $853,800

1993 ... .. 5 .. 3 .. 1 .. 0 .... $174,540

Lifetime . 10 .. 5 .. 3 .. 0 .. $1,028,340 * Horse: Won the Arkansas Derby by a neck over Blumin Affair on April 23. That was the first ride for Gomez. Had a second-place finish in the Rebel Stakes on April 2. Finished third in the Great West Stakes on March 19 and in the Old Rosebud on Feb. 27. Likes to come from behind.

* Owner: Robert E. Meyerhoff. Meyerhoff has been involved in thoroughbred breeding and racing since the 1960s. Owns a construction company near Baltimore and has a civil engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

* Trainer: Richard Small. Small, 48, trained Broad Brush, who had 14 victories in 27 starts over a three-year career. The colt racked up earnings of $2,656,793 with wins in 1986 in the Wood Memorial, Pennsylvania Derby, Ohio Derby and Jim Beam Stakes and 1987 in the Santa Anita Handicap.

* Jockey: Garrett Gomez. Gomez, 22, is one of the nation's finest young jockeys and mostly rides at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. He finished second to Pat Day during the 1992 Oaklawn meeting. In 1993, he won three stakes races at Remington Park

with Loblolly Stable's Marked Tree.

* Earnings:

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

1994 ... .. 6 .. 2 .. 2 .. 2 .. .. $359,040

1993 ... .. 7 .. 1 .. 2 .. 2 .. ... $25,780

Lifetime . 13 .. 3 .. 4 .. 4 .. .. $384,820 * Horse: Finished third in the Arkansas Derby on April 23 and in the Remington Park Derby on April 9. Ran away with the Great West Stakes by 10 1/2 lengths on March 19, the last of seven straight wins. Likes to race on or near lead.

* Owner: Al J. Horton. Horton, who resides in McAlester, Okla., has been in the thoroughbred breeding and racing business for the past 18 years. He has had several stakes winners, but his best horse is Silver Goblin, who won five consecutive stakes races at Remington Park before finishing third at the Remington Derby.

* Trainer: Kenny Smith. Smith, 41, is Horton's nephew and has been a fixture on the New Mexico circuit for years. He finished third among Remington Park trainers in wins and second in earnings during the 1993 fall meeting.

* Jockey: Dale Cordova. Cordova, 30, is the only jockey to ride Silver Goblin. He is also Remington Park's third-leading rider all-time in races won and money won. Cordova rode Silver Goblin to Horse of the Meeting last year as champion 2-year-old and champion sprinter honors. His father, Tony, and brothers, Bobby and Tony Jr., are jockeys.

* Earnings:

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

1994 ... .. 5 .. 3 .. 0 .. 2 .. .. $197,000

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