The Latest: Preakness day gets off to calm beginning at Pimlico

BALTIMORE — The Latest on the Preakness (all occasions nearby):

The Preakness has returned to its typical spot on the schedule in May yet without the standard free for all in the hours prompting the race.

Participation is restricted to 10,000 — a small portion of the run of the mill 100,000 that packs Pimlico Race Course for the second leg of pony hustling’s Triple Crown. The generally stuffed infield was supplanted by a more modest, socially removed assembling with melodic demonstrations that wasn’t set to open until 2 p.m.

In spite of Maryland lifting its cover order for completely inoculated individuals, Baltimore kept it set up and Pimlico kept up its conventions that require veil wearing on the grounds.

Those in participation saw Market Cap unseat jockey Johan Rosado in the principal race Saturday in which The King Cheek prevailed upon Bob Baffert-prepared most loved Hozier.

Baffert’s Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit was cleared Friday to pursue in the Preakness going through three rounds of prerace testing.

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