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McGaughey-Trained Perform Arrives At Pimlico | 2023 Preakness Stakes News
Perform winning the Federico Tesio (Tim Sudduth/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM)

McGaughey-Trained Perform Arrives At Pimlico | 2023 Preakness Stakes News

Perform, who has a date in Saturday’s 148th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), arrived at Pimlico Race Course just before 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.

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The son of Good Magic, who is owned by Woodford Racing LLC, Lanes End Farm, Phipps Stable, Ken Langone and Edward J. Hudson Jr., will be Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey’s first Preakness starter since 2013 when Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Orb finished fourth.

Perform arrived via Sallee Horse Van and was led off by McGaughey’s assistant Anthony Hamilton. Hamilton drove to Baltimore from Belmont Park in his own car.

Hamilton said Perform left Belmont at 8:30 Tuesday morning.

“It was a smooth trip, a little traffic getting out of New York, but nothing crazy,” Hamilton said. “They didn’t stop, but I did for a burger.”

Hamilton said that Perform, who won the Federico Tesio at Laurel in his last start, which is a Preakness win-and-in event, will go to the track Wednesday morning, likely after the break.

The horse was supplemented to the Preakness for a fee of $150,000.