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Jockey: John Velazquez
Trainer: David Fawkes

His last time out, Big Drama was disqualified to second in the Grade II Swale (7 furlongs) on March 28 when the stewards at Gulfstream Park determined he had interfered with a rival in the stretch. Nevertheless, he did cross the wire first in impressive fashion. With nearly two months off since then, he's fresh and, most importantly, he's fast. On the downside, he's never competed around two turns and the Preakness will be the longest race of his life by an extra eighth of a mile.

Text: Mark Beech
Photo: AP

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