Here's here! Kentucky Derby champ Nyquist arrives at Pimlico
BALTIMORE (AP) Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has arrived at Pimlico Race Course.
Nyquist was transported by plane from Kentucky on Monday afternoon. He covered the final leg of the trip with a police escort from Baltimore-Washington International Airport before being led to the barn shortly after 6:30 p.m.
Nyquist was eased into Stall 24 of the Stakes Barn with six other horses trained by Doug O'Neill.
The Derby winner is usually housed in Stall 40 of the Preakness Barn. But O'Neill spurned Stall 40 in 2012 with Derby winner I'll Have Another, choosing instead to keep the horse in the Stakes Barn.
I'll Have Another won the Preakness, and Nyquist's handlers can only hope this horse does likewise.
Nyquist improved to 8-0 after winning by 1 1/4 lengths at Churchill Downs. He will seek to make it nine a row in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness on May 21.