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|1||War of Will ›||Tyler Gaffalione||Mark E. Casse|
|2||Everfast ›||Joel Rosario||Dale Romans|
|3||Owendale ›||Florent Geroux||Brad Cox|
|4||Warrior's Charge ›||Javier Castellano||Brad Cox|
|5||Laughing Fox ›||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Steve Asmussen|
|6||Improbable ›||Mike Smith||Bob Baffert|
|7||Win Win Win ›||Julian Pimentel||Michael J. Trombetta|
|8||Bourbon War ›||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Mark Hennig|
|9||Signalman ›||Brian Hernandez Jr.||Ken McPeek|
|10||Anothertwistafate ›||Jose Ortiz||Blaine Wright|
|11||Alwaysmining ›||Daniel Centeno||Kelly Rubley|
|12||Market King ›||Jon Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|13/DNF||Bodexpress ›||John Velazquez||Gustavo Delgado|
The Preakness Stakes was run for the first time in 1873, and while it may be the Second Jewel of the Triple Crown now, its first running was two years prior to the inaugural Kentucky Derby. The race earned its title from former Maryland Governor Oden Bowie after a colt named Preakness won the Dinner Party Stakes, the race held on Pimlico’s opening day in 1870. The record margin of victory set by John Chamberlain’s three-year-old Survivor during that first race, winning by 10 lengths, wasn’t bested until 2004 when Smarty Jones won by 11 ½ lengths.
The Preakness almost always attracts the Kentucky Derby winner, along with other Derby horses and often a few that didn’t start in the Derby as well. It’s also the shortest of the three Triple Crown races at 1 3/16 miles, compared to the Kentucky Derby (1 1/4 miles) and the longest, the Belmont Stakes (1 1/2 miles). While these three races have always made up the Triple Crown, it wasn’t until 1932 the order of the races was officially set. Prior to then, the Preakness was run before the Kentucky Derby 11 times and twice, in 1917 and 1922, on the same day.
The famous Secretariat holds the record for the fastest Preakness Stakes, set in 1973 with a clocked time of 1 minute and 53 seconds. Secretariat additionally holds the records for the fastest editions of the other two Triple Crown races.
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By Maryland Jockey Club Press Release
Post-race quotes from the jockeys and trainers who participated in the 2019 Preakness Stakes: Mark Casse (Winning trainer, War of Will): “It was so important to win it. I just wanted him to get h...
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