BALTIMORE — The Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office said a new contender has entered the 144th Preakness Stakes.
Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas' Market King will take the field with 11 other horses, moving the race up to 12 competitors. The Club said this will be the largest field since 14 competed in 2011.
The 83-year-old famed trainer has saddled a record 43 horses in the Preakness and has won the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown six times. Market King finished 11th in the Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland, back in April and third at the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park..
Market King joins previously confirmed Preakness contenders: Alwaysmining, Anothertwistafate, Bodexpress, Bourbon War, Improbable, Laughing Fox, Owendale, Signalman, War of Will, Win Win Win and Warrior’s Charge.