Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who rode Dullahan to third place in the Kentucky Derby, won't sit out the 2012 Preakness Stakes after hearing the news that his Derby horse will sit the race out. He'll ride Tiger Walk instead.
Tiger Walk is winless on the year in three races, most recently finishing in fourth at the Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack in his last race. Desormeaux is a Preakness veteran, winning twice, with Real Quiet in 1998 and Big Brown in 2008.
Meanwhile, pace horse Trinniberg will also sit out the race after leading the way but finishing 17th in the Kentucky Derby. Winner I'll Have Another is already in Pimlico, where his trainer Doug O'Neill is working the colt out and plans on saddling him inside prior to next week's race due to the way the horse has handled the indoor space.