Broad Brush, third-place finisher in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, will have a new jockey when he runs in the Preakness Stakes May 17 at Pimlico.
Trainer Richard Small said today Chris McCarron will replace Vincent Bracciale. Small said: "I thought that Broad Brush should have been second in the Derby. In any case, I don't want to have to run my horse against one ridden by Chris McCarron."
Broad Brush and Bold Arrangement, ridden by McCarron, were head and head in the final strides of the Derby. In the final yards Bold Arrangement pulled away to beat Broad Brush for second.
Bracciale, who rode Broad Brush to four straight victories before the Derby, said: "Mr. Robert E. Meyerhoff pays the bills on the colt and he is entitled to do whatever he wants. Of course I'm disappointed, but my father also a jockey told me a long time ago that when people decide to change riders to keep my mouth shut."
Bold Arrangement, a foreign-bred colt, was returned to England to prepare for the Epsom Derby. Tropical Whip, winner of Saturday's Woodlawn Stakes on the turf at Pimlico, also will pass the Preakness, as will Wheatly Hall. Trainer Jack Van Berg said the lightly raced colt was not in proper form.
Snow Chief, beaten favorite in the Derby, arrived at Pimlico today with winner Ferdinand and Badger Land. Ted Kruckel, the owner of Groovy, the pacesetter in the Derby, said his colt will arrive at Pimlico on Tuesday. Laffit Pincay Jr., who rode Groovy in the Derby, is not expected to ride him in the Preakness.