2011 Preakness Stakes: Dialed in Win Would Mean Huge Payday for Rival’s Son

Dialed In Trainer Nick Zito Ready To Help Competitor's Son With Potential Winnings

The 2011 Preakness Stakes draws the attention of the horse racing world today as crowds flock to Pimlico Racetrack for the 136th running of the famed second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom is looking to continue his quest for glory after beating long odds to win down the stretch at Churchill Downs. He'll face stiff competition from opponents such as Mucho Macho Man, Dance City, Shackleford, Dialed In and Sway Away.

If Dialed In wins the race, trainer Nick Zito appears prepared to spread the wealth in an interesting and charitable way. Noah Grove, son of rival trainer Chris Grove, was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2004 and had to have most of one of his legs amputated.

Zito has already donated money to help the younger Grove, but is ready to make a much larger contribution.

The Baltimore AP has the story:

"If Dialed In wins the Preakness, the Grove family will be happy, let's put it that way," Zito said, intimating that he would share some of his good financial fortune.

"It's not like that money is just going to go in the bank. Of course, you don't get any interest anymore anyway. We're going to give it to the right people if it happens."

Dialed In is set to win $5.5 million thanks to a trifecta known as the Preakness Bonus. The horse qualified based on wins in the Holy Bull Stakes and the Florida Derby.

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