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Cloud Computing Proves Patience Is a Virtue With Preakness Win

By Margaret Ransom

Cloud Computing Wins the 2017 Preakness Stakes under jockey Javier Castellano at Pimlico Race Course, 5/20/17. Photo: Jon Kral/Maryland Jockey Club

Cloud Computing Wins the 2017 Preakness Stakes under jockey Javier Castellano at Pimlico Race Course, 5/20/17. Photo: Jon Kral/Maryland Jockey Club

During the springtime, Kentucky Derby (GI) fever is a real affliction. Ask anyone involved in racing. The connections of a handful of horses do their respective Derby points dances, say prayers to the Twin Spires Gods and perform all kinds of other odd behaviors, all in hopes of earning one of the 20 spots in the Derby starting gate.

This year, the connections of graded stakes-placed Cloud Computing successfully shook the virus symptoms that affect so many and skipped the Run for the Roses despite having earned enough points in favor of the Preakness Stakes (GI), giving more time between races to the lightly raced colt and avoiding the pitfalls that sometimes come with the bumper car affair the Kentucky Derby sometimes becomes.

And on Saturday, as if it were some supernatural reward for all of their patience and the desire to do the right thing for their horse, Cloud Computing posted a mild upset and captured Saturday’s 142nd running of the Preakness after an impressive stalking trip under Javier Castellano, running down… (more)

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