KER Connections to Preakness Stakes Horses By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · May 19, 2015
Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is proud to have an important connection to three of the top four finishers in the Preakness Stakes: American Pharoah, Tale Of Verve, and Dortmund. KER furnishes the micronutrient package for feeds produced by Hallway Feeds, a KER Team Member. Feeds manufactured by Hallway are formulated to meet the nutritional needs of growing horses as well as those in race training.
Running in the rain on a sloppy track, American Pharoah took the lead quickly in the Preakness Stakes and held the first position all the way to the finish line, winning by seven lengths. American Pharoah also finished first in the Kentucky Derby and is now headed for the Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing. The horse was fed Hallway products while growing up on Stockplace Farm and Taylor Made Farm in central Kentucky. He is trained by Bob Baffert, who uses Hallway products to nourish the horses in his racing stable.
Tale Of Verve, a 30-to-1 long shot in early betting, trailed the field of eight horses in the backstretch but moved to fourth around the far turn and passed horses in the stretch, taking second place by a nose. Tale Of Verve was foaled at Clearbrook Farm, a Hallway client located in Paris, Kentucky.
Dortmund, who finished third in the Kentucky Derby, was fourth in the Preakness Stakes. Also trained by Bob Baffert, Dortmund is trained and raced on feed products manufactured by Hallway Feeds.