Maker Wins Preakness Weekend Trainer Bonus


Mike Maker | Coady

Mike Maker edged defending champion Brad Cox and two-time winner Steve Asmussen to claim the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club's $100,000 Sentient Jet Trainer Bonus offered to horsemen for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend, Oct. 1-3, at Pimlico Race Course.

Maker led the way with 43 points, three more than Cox and Asmussen, to earn a $50,000 bonus. Maker registered wins with 2-year-old colt Catman (Kitten's Joy) in the Laurel Futurity S. and 3-year-old filly Evil Lyn (Wicked Strong) in the S. He also ran second and third with Somelikeithotbrown (Big Brown) and Hembree (Proud Citizen) in the GII Dinner Party S., and third in the GIII Chick Lang S. with Relentless Dancer (Midshipman).

Cox and Asmussen tied for second with 40 points apiece, each taking home $18,500, Graham Motion came in fourth with 37 points, earning a $7,000 bonus, and Claudio Gonzalez rounded out the top five with 29 points, good for a $4,000 bonus.

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