Term of Art Statistics
Total Earnings: $170,105
Owner: Calumet Farm
Trainer: Doug O’Neill
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Pedigree: Tiznow – Miles of Style, by Storm Cat
Recent Finish: 7th Santa Anita Derby, G1 (4/8/17)
Notable Wins: Cecil B. DeMille Stakes, G3 (11/27/16)
Term of Art broke his maiden at Santa Anita and then entered the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Nov. 5 over the same track and finished 9th at 90-1 odds. Trainer Doug O’Neill brought him right back Nov. 27 and he rallied from off the pace to win the 1-mile Cecil B. DeMille (G3) at Del Mar in a race that was rained off the turf and moved onto a good main track. He’s winless in four starts as a 3-year-old. Term of Art made the cross-country trip to Pimlico Tuesday and had a jog around the track. He took his first gallop over the surface today, and he’ll wear blinkers for the first time in the Preakness.
Despite his strong breeding by 2-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow, Term of Art has seemingly been outclassed in four graded stakes races since. He finished 4th in the Robert B. Lewis behind Royal Mo, who was scheduled to run in the Preakness but suffered a career-ending injury in the past week. Term of Art finished 7th in the Santa Anita Derby, running dead last for a mile and failing to make a bid in a slower race and stretch run.
Trainer Doug O’Neill says they are going to “roll the dice” with a horse he believes has classic-type ability. But Term of Art is another late-running big long shot that will need to run the race of a lifetime to make the money and factor into the Preakness Stakes.