“We got the big one out of the way.”

Bob Baffert is perfect in Preakness Stakes with 4 previous KY Derby winners.


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – It’s shaping up to be a two horse race Saturday in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes.

8 horses are in the field, but Justify and Good Magic steal the morning line at 1-2 and 3-1 respectively.
We all saw what both could do in the rain and slop at Churchill Downs; it could get muddy at Pimlico this weekend.

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Justify arrived Wednesday with trainer Bob Baffert looking on.

The good news for Baffert?  He’s perfect with Kentucky Derby winners in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

The hardest race to win of the three out of the way allows Baffert to take a deep breath.

Hear from the 5-time KY Derby winning trainer in the video.

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Alex Risen joined the ABC 36 News team in October of 2011 as ABC 36’s Weekend Sports Anchor/ Sports Reporter. Alex can also be seen Friday nights co-anchoring the Highschool Highlight Reel. Alex started out in the broadcast business while still in college at the University of Kentucky, heading up the school’s daily student news network as the Sports Director. He made his commercial televsion debut in May of 2011 while at WYMT in Hazard, Kentucky as co-host of a weekly, half-hour high school sports program previewing area schools’ games on Friday nights and as a morning sports anchor. Alex has also spent time as an intern at ESPN in the Statistics and Analysis department, as a production assistant for NBC Sports horse racing and Sunday Night Football productions, and as an intern for WLKY in his hometown of Louisville, KY. Alex graduated from Saint Xavier High School in 2007 and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Kentucky in 2010 where he graduated magna cum laude from the Honors Program. He’s excited to be covering his passion in his home state and make Central Kentucky his home for years to come. Alex can be reached at ARisen@wtvq.com