2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb scorched a half mile work in :47.1 this (Monday) morning at Belmont Park in preparation for this Saturday’s 2013 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland.
Orb came home the final quarter-mile in an eye popping :22 4/5 and galloped out five furlongs in :59 1/5.
When I first heard Orb would breeze on Monday morning, I thought it’d be a maintenance work…I, personally, was looking for a time of something in the :48 or :49 area…..but evidently not.
Trainer Shug McGaughey called the work “freaky” and that Orb would be boarding a van at approximately 10am to head to Pimlico.
Here is the video, watch closely as he begins the work rather slow but hits full stride around the turn and strides out beautifully down the lane…it’s very impressive!