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Get to know Preakness Stakes Contender
Sporting Chance

Owner: Robert Baker & William Mack
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Jockey: Luis Contreras

2017 Hopeful Replay

Get to Know Sporting Chance

Sire: Tiznow (Cee's Tizzy)
Dam: Wynning Ride (Candy Ride [ARG])
Foaled: February 21, 2015
Breeder: Hunter Valley

Starts: 7
Wins: 2
Seconds: 1
Thirds: 1
Earnings: $409,790

Bettors’ Edge

By Jeremy Plonk

Sporting Chance: Last year’s Grade 1 Hopeful winner has lost 4 straight since the summer at Saratoga, and much of his undoing has been self-inflicted. Sporting Chance has a bad habit of ducking out and getting into trouble, so watch where he’s drawn and don’t take your eyes off of him for a second during the running of the Preakness. His Blue Grass effort behind Good Magic was underscored positively in the Kentucky Derby result, and his fourth-place rally in the 1-turn Pat Day Mile on the Derby undercard gets him here with less wear on the tires. But the Pat Day Mile was won by a complete stunner and done so in a time that was slower than 3-year-old maidens went later on the same program.



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I started following racing in 1995, a year where everywhere you looked, the white bridle was, well, everywhere. D. Wayne Lukas had a blanket across the country in the stakes ranks; from Thunder Gulch,...

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Sporting Chance Erratic But Strong in G1 Hopeful

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - An incredible 2017 Saratoga season capped off with the Grade 1, $350,000 Hopeful, which saw an impressive and erratic Sporting Chance end the meet on a high note, winning ...

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Sporting Chance Race History

Date Race Track Finish
May 5, 2018 Pat Day Mile Stakes (G3) Churchill Downs 4th
April 7, 2018 Blue Grass Stakes (G2) Keeneland 4th
March 17, 2018 Rebel Stakes (G2) Oaklawn Park 5th
February 19, 2018 Southwest Stakes (G3) Oaklawn Park 3rd
September 4, 2017 Hopeful Stakes (G1) Saratoga 1st
July 22, 2017 Maiden Saratoga 1st
June 15, 2017 Maiden Churchill Downs 2nd