Description: Exaggerator (KY) DK B/, C, foaled February 5, 2013 (Curlin - Dawn Raid, by Vindication) beats Champion Nyquist in the 141st running of the 9.5 furlong $1.5 million Grade I Preakness Stakes over a Pimlico Race Course rated as 'sloppy' May 21, 2016. Brothers, trainer Keith and jockey Kent Desormeaux reach new heights with Exaggerator. Exaggerator sat back in 7th along the rail in the early stages of the race as Nyquist and Uncle Lino battled for the lead. Those two carved out swift fractions 22.38 for the quarter mile, 46.56 at the half mile and six furlongs in 1:11.97. The die was cast and Exaggerator stayed his course along the inside and moved up into third as they rounded the far turn. As they turned for home Exaggerator angled to the outside and swept past Nyquist and went on to win by 3 1/2 lengths in a final time of 1:58.31. Cherry Wine out finished Nyquist by a nose for the place. Exaggerator is 5-3-1 from 11 starts and he has earned $2,971,120. Exaggerator was bred by Joseph B. Murphy and he is owned by Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners, & Rocker O Ranch and he is being trained by Keith Desormeaux. Drawing by Daily Racing Funnies ®.
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