Cloud Computing catches Classic Empire at the wire in the 2017 Preakness

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After favorites Always Dreaming and Classic Empire dueled for the majority of the race, Cloud Computing pulled the upset to win the Preakness Stakes.

 

First of all, congratulations to (owners) Mr. and Mrs. (John) Oxley, who are at Longchamp right now. Strike Silver is a beautiful horse, ran a great race. (Trainer) Mark (Casse) did a wonderful job of getting him ready. (Casse) wanted to try him on the turf. (Jockey) Julien Leparoux gave him a great ride. And we’re just absolutely thrilled with him. It’s a ‘Win & You’re In,’ so hopefully he comes out of the race in great shape, and I’m sure (racing in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf) will be the game plan.”

David Carroll , Assistant to Mark Casse, winning trainer of Strike Silver

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