Swiss Skydiver prevailed by a neck over Kentucky Derby winner Authentic after a thrilling stretch duel in the $1 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico, becoming only the sixth filly to win in the 145-year history of the Triple Crown race.
ESSENTIAL QUALITY DOMINATES THE BREEDERS’ FUTURITY
Essential Quality dominated Saturday’s $400,000 Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland, earning both an automatic bid to next month’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) over the same track but also 10 qualifying points toward the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1).
The son of Dialed In was bred in the Bluegrass State by Phil Robertson and Brenda Robertson, and the colt was purchased for a bargain $45,000. He earned an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on Nov. 6 with a triumph in the American Pharoah (G1).