Second leg is next step for Barbaro

May 08, 2006|By SANDRA MCKEE | SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- If Barbaro didn't know he was something special early yesterday morning in the Churchill Downs barn area, well, that's all right. Everyone else did.

Grazing his horse, Sweetnorthernsaint, at the other end of the stable from Barbaro, Michael Trombetta said Barbaro had been "absolutely fantastic" in routing 19 other high-class 3-year-olds in Saturday's 132nd Kentucky Derby.

Preakness Pimlico Race Course, May 20, 6:14 p.m., chs. 11, 4

Early line

So far, seven horses appear headed to the Preakness:

Horse ............................................ Past race

Barbaro ................................ 1st, Ky. Derby

Brother Derek ..............................4th, Derby

Sweetnorthernsaint .................... 7th, Derby

Lawyer Ron ...............................12th, Derby

Like Now ....................................1st, Gotham

Bernardini ...................................1st, Withers

Simon Pure ...........................4th, Ark. Derby

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