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2011 Preakness Stakes Odds: Animal Kingdom 2011 Preakness Stakes contenders - Sire:Leroidesanimaux, the champion turf male of 2005, won three Grade 1 races on grass between 1 mile and 1 1/16 miles (112 Beyer top in both the Citation Handicap and Frank E. Kilroe Handicap), but he finished sixth, beaten 23 1/2 lengths in his only start on dirt in his native Brazil. At stud, he has sired Always a Princess, a three-time Grade 2 winner on dirt at distances between 1 1/16 miles and 1 1/8 miles. A son, Leroy's Dynameaux, won the Grade 3 Will Rogers Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on grass. Preakness Stakes Odds Animal Kingdom listed as the 5/2 Morning line favorite.
Dam:The dam never raced on dirt, but she was a long-winded turf performer. Bred in Germany, Dalicia was a Group 3 winner at 1 1/4 miles in her native land. This is the female family of German One Thousand Guineas (Group 2) heroine Dicada, and Grosser Preis von Berlin (Group 3) winner Desidera.
Outlook: Animal Kingdom is bred to run all day long so the Derby result shouldn’t come as a surprise. Despite a turf-oriented pedigree, he proved that he could handle dirt at Churchill Downs. The Preakness distance shouldn’t pose a problem. Check out 2011 Kentucky Derby results, 2011 Kentucky Oaks Results and the latest Horse Racing Odds.