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King Congie in the News As He Prepares For Preakness 136

May 19, 2011 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

It's an exciting time for King Congie and his Partners as he prepares for Preakness 136 on Saturday at Pimlico. This is why people become involved in horse racing partnerships, to be at the sport's premier venues, on the biggest racing days.

WPT joins 20 Partners and their families in Baltimore this week, and couldn't be more excited.


It looks like a wide open race. Will King Congie transfer his turf and Polytrack form onto the dirt? Will Animal Kingdom continue his quest for the Triple Crown? Or will it be an underdog that shocks them all?


Below are some interesting articles on both King Congie and longtime WPT employee and friend Congie "King" DeVito, who passed away on February 16th. Want up to the minute updates on King Congie and the rest of the Preakness field as the big day approaches? Follow us on Twitter to get the inside scoop. 


King Congie's Story Makes Him Sentimental Choice in Preakness- Bloodhorse


The Preakness Miracle is Fit For A "King"- New York Post

If you believe in miracles, King Congie might be the horse for you to bet in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.

First, the horse is a 20-1 longshot, which alone might make him eligible for a miracle.

Second, he was named by a young man, Congie DeVito, who died three months ago after an heroic, lifelong struggle in a wheelchair. To those who knew him and loved him, his brief life was a miracle of optimism, fortitude and good cheer. Click here to read more.  


Hoping Preakness Karma is on King Congie's Side- Daily Racing Form


Preakness: Albertrani Has Bittersweet Memories of 2006 Win by Bernardini-Daily Racing Form


King Congie Races For Late Beloved Owner- NBC Sports

When King Congie lines up in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the West Point Thoroughbreds colt will give his owners more than the usual reasons to cheer. His very presence recalls the remarkable life and legacy of his namesake, Congie DeVito.

A beloved West Point team member, Congie transcended the severe physical limitations of a disease that debilitated him from birth and cut short his life in February. But he made an exceptional use of his 35 years on this earth to uplift and inspire all who came to know him. That circle continues to widen, thanks to the improving horse who will bear his name on a grand stage — the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Click here to continue reading. 

Twist of Fate Denies Jockey's Glory- CSN Baltimore 

Partnerships Front and Center in Preakness-Thoroughbred Times 


Temple's Biggest Sports Fan, Congie DeVito, Perservered Perfectly- Philadelphia Inquirer


The Morning Line: What's In A Name- New York Times Horse Racing Blog 


King Congie Goes Fast Enough To Suit Albertrani- Daily Racing Form 

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