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As the Ravens took the field for their final rookie minicamp on Sunday, they had a unique group of visitors in attendance.
The training staff for long-shot Kentucky Derby winner “I’ll Have Another,” which is in town for the Preakness next weekend, came out to watch practice and meet with members of the Ravens’ organization.
I’ll Have Another’s Training Staff Visits Practice
“What an honor to have the training staff of a champion here,” said Harbaugh, who is planning to attend the race at Pimlico next weekend. “I’ll be there, bright and early ready to go.”
Harbaugh and General Manager Ozzie Newsome met with I’ll Have Another’s training staff after practice. The group also joined Harbaugh for lunch.
“This is one of the perks of winning the Kentucky Derby, being able to hang out here at the beautiful Baltimore camp and meet the [Coach Harbaugh],” Head Trainer Doug O’Neill said. “We’re living up Baltimore.”
I’ll Have Another and his training staff arrived in Baltimore on May 7, and since then they have been enjoying some of the benefits of being Derby champions.
“This has been incredible,” O’Neill said. “We’re lucky enough to throw out the first pitch this Tuesday at the Orioles game. It’s been just a wonderful time. We are staying somewhere near [Olympian] Michael Phelps along the water over there, so we’ve been looking for him swimming out in the bay. It’s just been a great time.”