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Barbaro set to arrive for Preakness on Friday

Updated: May 16, 2006, 7:41 PM ET
By Richard Rosenblatt | Associated Press

ELKTON, Md. - Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro won't arrive at Pimlico until Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes.

Since Barbaro is training just 60 miles from the track, Michael Matz wants to keep his 3-year-old colt at Fair Hill Training Center as long as possible. He also considered waiting until Saturday morning to send his colt by van.

"I didn't want to run into traffic or for something to happen on the way down Saturday," Matz said Tuesday. "I'd like him to stay ...

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