Equestrian

Local trainer Noah Abramson making successful jump from showing horses to thoroughbred racing

Local trainer Noah Abramson making successful jump from showing horses to thoroughbred racing

Long before the starting gates opened Saturday evening for the 143rd Preakness, even before the majority of the fans expected to pack Pimlico Race Course arrived for the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the biggest moment of Noah Abramson’s burgeoning career as a trainer took shape.

It happened Saturday morning, in the second race on Preakness Day, a $52,000 allowance race, where a 4-year-old filly named Conjecture who Abramson and a few investors claimed for $16,000 last fall went off as the even-money favorite in a field reduced to four starters because of the muddy track.

“It’s neat, it’s fun,” Abramson, 26, said as he stood trackside shortly before the race...

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