Here is all you need to know about the National Treasure horse, its pedigree, jockey, trainer, owner and breeder
National Treasure won the Preakness Stakes 2023 on Saturday. The derby, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, took place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
National Treasure horse owner, pedigree, trainer and jockey John R Velazquez as it wins Preakness Stakes 2023
National Treasure (foaled March 17, 2020) is an American thoroughbred racehorse who won the 2023 Preakness Stakes.
Bob Baffert was returning to the racecourse after serving a two-year suspension due to his 2021 Derby winner Medina Spirit failing a post-race drug test.
Mage and other favourites were upset by National Treasure in the Preakness, giving the famed trainer his seventh triumph.
The three-year-old horse owned by trainer Bob Baffert, Havnameltdown, was euthanized before the Preakness race on Saturday. He had fatally fractured his leg.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby this year, Mage, finished third. As a result, the fifth consecutive year without a Triple Crown winner.
National Treasure had 5-2 odds at Pimlico. He had to manage Blazing Sevens if he wanted to win the race.
Here is everything you should know about National Treasure
As National Treasure triumphed over the Preakness Stakes 2023 on Saturday, everyone wants to know more about it.
Who is John R Velazquez?
John R Velazquez is horse jockey.
At the Preakness Stakes, Hall of Fame jockey Velazquez won his first race while riding National Treasure.
The three-year-old colt had 3-1 odds of winning the event.
Who is the trainer of National Treasure?
The trainer of the National Treasure is Bob Baffert.
The race was won by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert just hours after another of his horses died following a previous race.
The victory made Baffert the most successful trainer in the history of the Preakness Stakes, as he is the only trainer to have eight horses win the race.
National Treasure’s triumph represents the 70-year-old Baffert’s successful comeback.
In 2021, Baffert’s Medina Spirit won the Kentucky Derby, but it was later discovered that the horse had tested positive for high levels of the anti-inflammatory medication betamethasone.
Who are the owners of National Treasure?
These are the names of the owners: SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Jay A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital LLC, & Catherine Donovan.
Breeders of National Treasure?
Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC.