SUNY Cobleskill alumnus Chad Brown’s Cloud Computing won the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, coming from behind in a dramatic finish. This is Brown’s first victory in a Triple Crown event.
For Brown, Cloud Computing’s victory was a rebuttal to those who believed that as accomplished as he was as a trainer of turf horses, he still had not figured out how to win where America’s most prestigious races are run: on the dirt.
Be sure to check out the Times‘ follow-up profile of Brown, “Cloud Computing’s Trainer Wins One for his Mentor at Preakness.” From the article:
You don’t choose your mentors, they choose you. Ask Chad Brown. He was a small-town kid from upstate New York when the trainer Bobby Frankel decided to teach him what he knew.
More on the win:
Sports Illustrated: In an upset win at the Preakness, Cloud Computing dashes hopes of a Triple Crown
(Header photo: Horse Network)