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Catching Freedom trainer, jockey, owner and more to know about Preakness 2024 horse

Catching Freedom trainer, jockey, owner and more to know about Preakness 2024 horse

Catching Freedom is possible to compete in the $2 million, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

The post position draw for the Preakness is set for Monday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m. Post time for the Preakness is set for 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. NBC will televise the race.

Catching Freedom will enter the Preakness off a fourth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on May 4 at Churchill Downs.

Catching Freedom

Catching Freedom, who finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby, walks off the track at Churchill Downs.

Color: Bay

Bred in: Kentucky

Sire: Constitution

Dam: Catch My Drift, by Pioneerof the Nile

Price tag: $575,000 at 2022 Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Owner: Albaugh Family Stables (Dennis Albaugh)

Trainer: Brad Cox

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Record: 3-0-1 in six starts

Career earnings: $1,127,350

Last race: Fourth in Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on May 4 at Churchill Downs

Running style: Closer

Notes: Cox said Catching Freedom came out of the Kentucky Derby “in good shape” and is being considered for the Preakness. … Catching Freedom has victories on three different tracks (Churchill Downs, Oaklawn Park and Fair Grounds) and would look for a fourth at Pimlico. He’s never finished worse than fourth in six career starts. …  Albaugh mortgaged his home to start his pesticide company. He operates the stable with racing manager Jason Loutsch.

What they’re saying: “He looked like a winner coming off the turn and just couldn’t go on,” Cox said of Catching Freedom after the Kentucky Derby. “Maybe that extra eighth of a mile made a difference.”

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Jason Frakes: 502-582-4046; jfrakes@courier-journal.com. Follow on X @KentuckyDerbyCJ.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Preakness 2024 horse Catching Freedom trainer, owner, jockey, record

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