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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
PICTURES OF THE DAY
Exercise rider David Nava takes Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness entrant Animal Kingdom over the track at the Fair Hill Training Center on May 17, 2011 in Elkton, Maryland. Animal Kingdom is training for Saturday's 136th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Frankie Dettori riding Club Oceanic leaps from the horse towards his mother who is in the crowd after winning The Paul Spencer 50th Birthday stakes at Goodwood racecourse on May 18, 2011 in Newbury, England.
In this photo provided by the New York Racing Association, Alternation, ridden by Rajiv Maragh captures The Peter Pan Grade II horse race at Belmont Park, in New York on Friday, May 14, 2011.
This photo taken on May 16, 2011 shows visitors admiring a clay horse from the Terracotta Warriors from the Qin Dynastry (221BC -206 BC) on display at the Ancient China Exhibition at China's National Museum in Beijing. (Getty Images)
Ahmed Zayat said Tuesday morning that Kentucky Derby runner up Nehro will not go in Saturday's Preakness. "He couldn't look any better. His work on Monday was absolutely awesome. I'm just concerned about him having four hard races in eight weeks, even if, outwardly, he doesn't appear to be showing it.” Up next: The Belmont.