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Preakness Stakes

Date: May 21, 16
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: I
Type: T
Distance: 9.5 Furlongs
Age: 3 Year Olds
Sex: Both
Turf: Dirt

Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland, 21215


The 139 th running of the 2 nd jewel in the Triple Crown drew only eight rivals to face Kentucky Derby champion Orb. While the undesirable rail post for trainer Shug McGaughey s colt may have inspired hope for the others, Orb was made the even-money morning line favorite. His post-Derby recovery and Preakness preparations have left his low-key conditioner gushing and supremely confident. Mylute was a slight surprise as the 5/1 2 nd choice by Pimlico oddsmaker Frank Carulli, largely because he could attract support due to popular jockey Rosie Napravnik. But Mylute deserves consideration on his own merit for a 5 th -place run in the Kentucky Derby and back-to-back triple digit BRIS Speed Ratings. Illinois Derby winner Departing could be the 2 nd wagering choice when the gate opens and his trainer, Al Stall, Jr., knows how to play the spoiler after ending Zenyatta s perfect record when Blame took the 2010 Breeders Cup Classic. The Doug O Neill barn, which won last year s edition with I ll Have Another, will try to recapture Baltimore magic with Santa Anita Derby victor Goldencents, who was eased late when he didn t handle the off track in Louisville. Itsmyluckyday also disappointed in the Run for the Roses, checking in 15 th and more than 22 lengths behind Orb after showing nothing. G3 Sunland Derby hero Govenor Charlie bypassed the Derby after a foot bruise forced him to miss training and has never faced a group of this caliber. At 12/1, Will Take Charge is the shortest price of the D. Wayne Lukas trio. After being checked when a tiring Verrazano began retreating in Louisville, he could attract play from trip handicappers. Stablemate Oxbow also had some trouble in the Derby after looming as a threat and Hall of Famer Gary Stevens retains the mount. Titletown Five is the last of the Lukas entries and least accomplished runner in the field. Coming into this off a 4 th -plae finish in the G3 Derby Trial, he ll need to really step it up to challenge for a placing.
The Preakness Stakes is held on the third Saturday in May of each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is termed as The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans because a horseshoe of black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia hirta), the state flower of Maryland, is placed around the winner s neck. This American thoroughbred Grade I Stakes race of 1 9.5 furlongs for three-year-old horses is popularity.

Eddie Arcaro won Preakness Stakes for six times including two consecutive wins in 1950-51 Pat Day secured five wins setting three consecutive wins in 1994-96 while George Barbee, Bill Hartack and Lloyd Hughes got victory for three times each.

The speed record for the current 1-3/16 miles (1.91 km) Preakness is 1 53 2/5 seconds, which is under the belts of Tank s Prospect (1985), Louis Quatorze (1996) and Curlin (2007).

In 2007, Robby Albarado rode Curlin to clinch the top position. Bernardini in 2006, Afleet Alex in 2005, Smarty Jones in 2004 and Funny Cide in 2003 won the Preakness Stakes.

Record Makers (Trainers)

Robert W. Walden got victory for seven times in The Preakness Stakes while Thomas J. Healey, D. Wayne Lukas got five times each. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, Jimmy Jones and Bob Baffert waved their winning flags four times when John Whalen could win thrice.

Preakness Stakes Past Winners

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2015 American Pharoah Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza Zayat Stables, LLC 1:58.46
2014 California Chrome Art Sherman Victor Espinoza Coburn, Steven and Martin, Perry 1:54.84
2013 Oxbow D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens Gary Stevens 1:57.54
2012 I'll Have Another Doug O'Neill Mario Gutierrez J. Paul Reddam 1:55.94
2011 Shackleford Dale Romans Jesus Castanon Mike Lauffer and Bill Cubbedge 1:56.47
2010 Lookin At Lucky Bob Baffert Martin Garcia Michael Pegram 1:55.47
2009 Rachel Alexandra Steve Asmussen Calvin Borel 1:55
2008 Big Brown Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. Kent Desormeaux IEAH Stable & P. Pompa, Jr. 1:54.80
2007 Curlin Steve Asmussen Robby Albarado Midnight Cry Stables et al 1:53.46
2006 Bernardini Tom Albertrani Javier Castellano Darley Stables 1:54.65
2005 Afleet Alex Tim Ritchey Jeremy Rose Cash is King Stable 1:55.04
2004 Smarty Jones John Servis Stewart Elliott Someday Farm 1:55.59
2003 Funny Cide Barclay Tagg Jose Santos Sackatoga Stable 1:55.61
2002 War Emblem Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:56.40
2001 Point Given Bob Baffert Gary Stevens The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:55.40
2000 Red Bullet Joe Orseno Jerry Bailey Stronach Stables 1:56.00
1999 Charismatic D. Wayne Lukas Chris Antley Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:55.20
1998 Real Quiet Bob Baffert Kent Desormeaux Mike Pegram 1:54.80
1997 Silver Charm Bob Baffert Gary Stevens Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:54.40
1996 Louis Quatorze Nick Zito Pat Day C-C-H Partners 1:53.40
1995 Timber Country D. Wayne Lukas Pat Day G. Beck - R & B Lewis - W. Young 1:54.40
1994 Tabasco Cat D. Wayne Lukas Pat Day D. P. Reynolds & Overbrook 1:56.40
1993 Prairie Bayou Tom Bohannan Mike E. Smith Loblolly Stable 1:56.60
1992 Pine Bluff Tom Bohannan Chris McCarron Loblolly Stable 1:55.60
1991 Hansel Frank Brothers Jerry Bailey Lazy Lane Farms 1:54.00
1990 Summer Squall Neil J. Howard Pat Day Dogwood Stable 1:53.60
1989 Sunday Silence Charlie Whittingham Pat Valenzuela H-G-W Partners 1:53.80
1988 Risen Star Louie Roussel III Ed Delahoussaye Roussel & R. Lamarque 1:56.20
1987 Alysheba Jack Van Berg Chris McCarron D. & P. Scharbauer 1:55.80
1986 Snow Chief Melvin Stute Alex Solis Grinstead & Rochelle 1:54.80
1985 Tank\\\'s Prospect D. Wayne Lukas Pat Day Eugene V. Klein 1:53.40
1984 Gate Dancer Jack Van Berg Angel Cordero, Jr. Kenneth Opstein 1:53.60
1983 Deputed Testamony Bill Boniface Donald Miller Jr. Francis P. Sears 1:55.40
1982 Aloma\\\'s Ruler John Lenzini Jr. Jack Kaenel Nathan Scherr 1:55.40
1981 Pleasant Colony John P. Campo Jorge Velasquez Buckland Farm 1:54.60
1980 Codex D. Wayne Lukas Angel Cordero, Jr. Tartan Stable 1:54.20
1979 Spectacular Bid Bud Delp Ronnie Franklin Hawksworth Farm 1:54.20
1978 Affirmed Laz Barrera Steve Cauthen Harbor View Farm 1:54.40
1977 Seattle Slew Billy Turner Jean Cruguet Karen L. Taylor 1:54.40
1976 Elocutionist Paul Adwell John Lively Eugene C. Cashman 1:55.00
1975 Master Derby Smiley Adams Darrel McHargue Golden Chance Farm 1:56.40
1974 Little Current Lou Rondinello Miguel A. Rivera Darby Dan Farm 1:54.60
1973 Secretariat Lucien Laurin Ron Turcotte Meadow Stable 1:53.40
1972 Bee Bee Bee Red Carroll Eldon Nelson William S. Farish III 1:55.60
1971 Canonero II Juan Arias Gustavo Avila Edgar Caibett 1:54.00
1970 Personality John Jacobs Eddie Belmonte Ethel D. Jacobs 1:56.20
1969 Majestic Prince Johnny Longden Bill Hartack Frank McMahon 1:55.60
1968 Forward Pass Henry Forrest Ismael Valenzuela Calumet Farm 1:56.80
1967 Damascus Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Bill Shoemaker Edith W. Bancroft 1:55.20
1966 Kauai King Henry Forrest Don Brumfield Ford Stable 1:55.40
1965 Tom Rolfe Frank Y. Whiteley, Jr. Ron Turcotte Powhatan Stable 1:56.20
1964 Northern Dancer Horatio Luro Bill Hartack Windfields Farm 1:56.80
1963 Candy Spots Mesh Tenney Bill Shoemaker Rex C. Ellsworth 1:56.20
1962 Greek Money Virgil W. Raines John L. Rotz Brandywine Stable 1:56.20
1961 Carry Back Jack A. Price Johnny Sellers Katherine Price 1:57.60
1960 Bally Ache Jimmy Pitt Bobby Ussery Turfland 1:57.60
1959 Royal Orbit Reggie Cornell William Harmatz Jacques Braunstein 1:57.00
1958 Tim Tam Horace A. Jones Ismael Valenzuela Calumet Farm 1:57.20
1957 Bold Ruler Jim Fitzsimmons Eddie Arcaro Wheatley Stable 1:56.20
1956 Fabius Horace A. Jones Bill Hartack Calumet Farm 1:58.40
1955 Nashua Jim Fitzsimmons Eddie Arcaro Belair Stud 1:54.60
1954 Hasty Road Harry Trotsek John Adams Hasty House Farm 1:57.40
1953 Native Dancer Bill Winfrey Eric Guerin Alfred G. Vanderbilt II 1:57.80
1952 Blue Man Woody Stephens Conn McCreary White Oak Stable 1:57.40
1951 Bold Preston Burch Eddie Arcaro Brookmeade Stable 1:56.40
1950 Hill Prince Casey Hayes Eddie Arcaro Christopher Chenery 1:59.20
1949 Capot John M. Gaver, Sr. Ted Atkinson Greentree Stable 1:56.00
1948 Citation Horace A. Jones Eddie Arcaro Calumet Farm 2:02.40
1947 Faultless Horace A. Jones Douglas Dodson Calumet Farm 1:59
1946 Assault Max Hirsch Warren Mehrtens King Ranch 2:01.40
1945 Polynesian Morris Dixon Wayne D. Wright Gertrude T. Widener 1:58.80
1944 Pensive Ben A. Jones Conn McCreary Calumet Farm 1:59.20
1943 Count Fleet G. Donald Cameron Johnny Longden Fannie Hertz 1:57.40
1942 Alsab Sarge Swenke Basil James Mrs. Albert Sabath 1:57.00
1941 Whirlaway Ben A. Jones Eddie Arcaro Calumet Farm 1:58.80
1940 Bimelech Bill Hurley Fred A. Smith Edward R. Bradley 1:58.60
1939 Challedon Louis J. Schaefer George Seabo William L. Brann 1:59.80
1938 Dauber Richard E. Handlen Maurice Peters Foxcatcher Farms 1:59.80
1937 War Admiral George Conway Charley Kurtsinger Glen Riddle Farm 1:58.40
1936 Bold Venture Max Hirsch George Woolf Morton L. Schwartz 1:59.00
1935 Omaha Jim Fitzsimmons Willie Saunders Belair Stud 1:58.40
1934 High Quest Bob Smith Robert Jones Brookmeade Stable 1:58.20
1933 Head Play Thomas Hayes Charley Kurtsinger Mrs. Silas B. Mason 2:02.00
1932 Burgoo King H. J. Thompson Eugene James Edward R. Bradley 1:59.80
1931 Mate James W. Healy George Ellis Albert C. Bostwick 1:59.00
1930 Gallant Fox Jim Fitzsimmons Earl Sande Belair Stud 2:00.60
1929 Dr. Freeland Thomas J. Healey Louis Schaefer Walter J. Salmon 2:01.60
1928 Victorian James G. Rowe, Jr. Sonny Workman Harry P. Whitney 2:00.20
1927 Bostonian Fred Hopkins Whitey Abel Harry P. Whitney 2:01.60
1926 Display Thomas J. Healey John Maiben Walter J. Salmon 1:59.80
1925 Coventry William Duke Clarence Kummer G. A. Cochran 1:59.00
1924 Nellie Morse Albert B. Gordon John Merimee Bud Fisher 1:57.20
1923 Vigil Thomas J. Healey Benny Marinelli Walter J. Salmon 1:53.60
1922 Pillory Thomas J. Healey L. Morris Richard T. Wilson, Jr. 1:51.60
1921 Broomspun James G. Rowe, Sr. Frank Coltiletti Harry P. Whitney 1:54.20
1920 Man O\\\' War Louis Feustel Clarence Kummer Glen Riddle Farm 1:51.60
1919 Sir Barton H. Guy Bedwell Johnny Loftus J. K. L. Ross 1:53.00
1918 War Cloud W. B. Jennings Johnny Loftus A. Kingsley Macomber 1:53.60
1918 Jack Hare Jr. F. D. Weir Charles Peak W. E. Applegate 1:53.40
1917 Kalitan Bill Hurley E. Haynes Edward R. Bradley 1:54.40
1916 Damrosch A. G. Weston Linus McAtee J. K. L. Ross 1:54.80
1915 Rhine Maiden F. Devers Douglas Hoffman E. F. Whitney 1:58.00
1914 Holiday J. S. Healy Andy Schuttinger Mrs. A. Barklie 1:53.80
1913 Buskin John Whalen James Butwell John Whalen 1:53.40
1912 Colonel Holloway D. Woodford Clarence Turner Beverwyck Stable 1:56.60
1911 Watervale John Whalen Eddie Dugan August Belmont, Jr. 1:51.00
1910 Layminster J. S. Healy Roy Estep Capt. E. B. Cassatt 1:40.60
1909 Effendi F. C. Frisbie Willie Doyle W. T. Ryan 1:39.80
1908 Royal Tourist Andrew J. Joyner Eddie Dugan Harry P. Whitney 1:46.40
1907 Don Enrique John Whalen G. Mountain August Belmont, Jr. 1:45.40
1906 Whimsical T. J. Gaynor Walter Miller T. J. Gaynor 1:45.00
1905 Cairngorm Andrew J. Joyner W. Davis Sydney Paget 1:45.80
1904 Bryn Mawr W. F. Presgrave Gene Hildebrand Goughacres Stable 1:44.20
1903 Flocarline H. C. Riddle W. Gannon M. H. Ticenor 1:44.80
1902 Old England Green B. Morris L. Jackson Green B. Morris 1:45.80
1901 The Parader Thomas J. Healey F. Landry Richard T. Wilson, Jr. 1:47.20
1900 Hindus J. H. Morris H. Spencer George J. Long 1:48.40
1899 Half Time Frank McCabe R. Clawson P. J. Dwyer 1:47.00
1898 Sly Fox Hardy Campbell Willie Simms C. F. Dwyer 1:49.75
1897 Paul Kauvar T. P. Hayes T. Thorpe T. P. Hayes 1:51.25
1896 Margrave Byron McClelland Henry Griffin August Belmont, Jr. 1:51.00
1895 Belmar Edward Feakes Fred Taral Preakness Stables 1:50.50
1894 Assignee W. Lakeland Fred Taral James & Foxhall Keene 1:49.25
1890 Montague Edward Feakes W. Martin Preakness Stables 2:36.75
1889 Buddhist J. Rogers George B. Anderson Sam S. Brown 2:17.50
1888 Refund Robert W. Walden Fred Littlefield Robert W. Walden 2:49.00
1887 Dunboyne W. Jennings William Donohue W. Jennings 2:39.50
1886 The Bard John Huggins S. Fisher A. J. Cassatt 2:45.00
1885 Tecumseh Charles S. Littlefield Jim McLaughlin W. Donohue 2:49.00
1884 Knight of Ellerslie T. B. Doswell S. Fisher Major T. W. Doswell 2:39.50
1883 Jacobus R. Dwyer George Barbee J. E. Kelly 2:42.50
1882 Vanguard Robert W. Walden T. Costello George L. Lorillard 2:44.50
1881 Saunterer Robert W. Walden T. Costello George L. Lorillard 2:40.50
1880 Grenada Robert W. Walden Lloyd Hughes George L. Lorillard 2:40.50
1879 Harold Robert W. Walden Lloyd Hughes George L. Lorillard 2:40.50
1878 Duke of Magenta Robert W. Walden C. Holloway George L. Lorillard 2:41.75
1877 Cloverbrook Jeter Walden C. Holloway E. A. Clabaugh 2:45.50
1876 Shirley W. Brown George Barbee Pierre Lorillard IV 2:44.75
1875 Tom Ochiltree Robert W. Walden Lloyd Hughes John F. Chamberlain 2:43.50
1874 Culpepper H. Gaffney William Donohue H. Gaffney 2:56.50
1873 Survivor A. D. Pryor George Barbee John F. Chamberlain 2:43.00

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