Wed. Feb 24th, 2021



Preakness Stakes


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The Preakness Stakes 2020 is steeped in Maryland history and heritage and is where racing tradition and attachment run deep. Throughout history, the Preakness Stakes has been won by some of the world’s most famous horses.

The Preakness Stakes is an American flat thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs (1 316 miles (1,900 m)) on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 lb (55 kg). It is the second jewel of the Triple Crown, held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

First run in 1873, the Preakness Stakes was named by a former Maryland governor after a winning colt at Pimlico. The race has been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of yellow flowers altered to resemble Maryland's state flower is placed across the withers of the winning colt or filly. Attendance at the Preakness Stakes ranks second in North America among equestrian events, only surpassed by the Kentucky Derby.

The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes took place on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

Two years before the Kentucky Derby was run for the first time, Pimlico introduced its new stakes race for three-year-olds, the Preakness, during its first-ever spring race meet in 1873. Then Maryland governor Oden Bowie named the then mile and one-half (2.41 km) race in honor of the colt Preakness from Milton Holbrook Sanford's Preakness Stud in Preakness, Wayne Township, New Jersey, who won the Dinner Party Stakes on the day Pimlico opened (October 25, 1870).

The New Jersey name was said to have come from the Native American name Pra-qua-les ("Quail Woods") for the area. After Preakness won the Dinner Party Stakes, his jockey, Billy Hayward, untied a silk bag of gold coins that hung from a wire stretched across the track from the judges' stand. This was the supposed way that the "wire" at the finish line was introduced and how the awarding of "purse" money came to be. In reality, the term "purse", meaning prize money, had been in use for well over a century.

The first Preakness, held on May 27, 1873, drew seven starters. John Chamberlain's three-year-old, Survivor, collected the $2,050 winning purse by galloping home easily by 10 lengths. This was the largest margin of victory until 2004, when Smarty Jones won by 11 1/2 lengths.

In 1890 Morris Park Racecourse in the Bronx, New York hosted the Preakness Stakes. This race was run under handicap conditions, and the age restriction was lifted. The race was won by a five-year-old horse named Montague. After 1890, there was no race run for three years. For the 15 years from 1894 through 1908, the race was held at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York. In 1909 it returned to Pimlico.

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Seven editions of the Preakness Stakes have been run under handicap conditions, in which more accomplished or favored horses are assigned to carry heavier weight. It was first run under these conditions in 1890 and again in the years 1910-1915. During these years, the race was known as the Preakness Handicap.

In March 2009 Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns Pimlico, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy thus throwing open the possibility the Stakes could move again. On April 13, 2009, the Maryland Legislature approved a plan to buy the Stakes and the Pimlico course if Magna Entertainment cannot find a buyer.

Attendance at the Preakness Stakes ranks second in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Belmont Stakes, the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Oaks. The attendance of the Preakness Stakes typically only trails the Kentucky Derby, for more information see American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events.

In February 2017, the Maryland Stadium Authority released the first phase of a study saying that Pimlico needed $250 million in renovations. As of May of that year, no one showed interest in financing the work. The Stronach Group, owner of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, was only interested in moving the Preakness Stakes to Laurel Park unless someone else financed work on Pimlico.

In October 2019, The Stronach Group reached an agreement in principle with the city of Baltimore and groups representing Maryland horsemen that would permanently keep the Preakness at Pimlico. As part of the agreement, Pimlico's grandstand would be demolished and replaced with a smaller structure, and temporary seating would be added to handle the attendance during Preakness week. The plan would have to be approved by the Maryland state legislature when they convene in 2020, as existing state laws would have to be modified in order for the proposal to be realized.

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All-Time Preakness Stakes Winners

YearHorse NameJockeyTrainerDistance (Mile)Winning Time
2019War of WillTyler GaffalioneMark E. Casse​1 31601:54.3
2018JustifyMike SmithBob Baffert​1 31601:55.9
2017Cloud ComputingJavier CastellanoChad Brown​1 31601:56.0
2016ExaggeratorKent DesormeauxJ. Keith Desormeaux​1 31601:58.3
2015American Pharoah †Victor EspinozaBob Baffert​1 31601:58.5
2014California ChromeVictor EspinozaArt Sherman​1 31601:54.8
2013OxbowGary StevensD. Wayne Lukas​1 31601:57.5
2012I'll Have AnotherMario GutierrezDoug O'Neill​1 31601:55.9
2011ShacklefordJesus CastanonDale Romans​1 31601:56.5
2010Lookin At LuckyMartin GarciaBob Baffert​1 31601:55.5
2009Rachel Alexandra‡Calvin BorelSteve Asmussen​1 31601:55.1
2008Big BrownKent DesormeauxRichard Dutrow​1 31601:54.9
2007CurlinRobby AlbaradoSteve Asmussen​1 31601:53.5
2006BernardiniJavier CastellanoTom Albertrani​1 31601:54.6
2005Afleet AlexJeremy RoseTimothy Ritchey​1 31601:55.0
2004Smarty JonesStewart ElliottJohn Servis​1 31601:55.6
2003Funny CideJose SantosBarclay Tagg​1 31601:55.6
2002War EmblemVictor EspinozaBob Baffert​1 31601:56.4
2001Point GivenGary StevensBob Baffert​1 31601:55.4
2000Red BulletJerry BaileyJoe Orseno​1 31601:56.0
1999CharismaticChris AntleyD. Wayne Lukas​1 31601:55.2
1998Real QuietKent DesormeauxBob Baffert​1 31601:54.6
1997Silver CharmGary StevensBob Baffert​1 31601:54.8
1996Louis QuatorzePat DayNick Zito​1 31601:53.4
1995Timber CountryPat DayD. Wayne Lukas​1 31601:54.4
1994Tabasco CatPat DayD. Wayne Lukas​1 31601:56.4
1993Prairie BayouMike SmithTom Bohannan​1 31601:56.6
1992Pine BluffChris McCarronTom Bohannan​1 31601:55.6
1991HanselJerry BaileyFrank L. Brothers​1 31601:54.0
1990Summer SquallPat DayNeil J. Howard​1 31601:53.6
1989Sunday SilencePat ValenzuelaChar.Whittingham​1 31601:53.8
1988Risen StarEd DelahoussayeLouie Roussel​1 31601:56.2
1987AlyshebaChris McCarronJack Van Berg​1 31601:55.8
1986Snow ChiefAlex SolisMelvin F. Stute​1 31601:54.8
1985Tank's ProspectPat DayD. Wayne Lukas​1 31601:53.4
1984Gate DancerAngel CorderoJack Van Berg​1 31601:53.6
1983Deputed TestamonyDonnie Miller Jr.J. William Boniface​1 31601:55.4
1982Aloma's RulerJack KaenelJohn J. Lenzini, Jr.​1 31601:55.4
1981Pleasant ColonyJorge VelasquezJohn P. Campo​1 31601:54.6
1980CodexAngel CorderoD. Wayne Lukas​1 31601:54.2
1979Spectacular BidRonnie FranklinBud Delp​1 31601:54.2
1978Affirmed †Steve CauthenLaz Barrera​1 31601:54.4
1977Seattle Slew †Jean CruguetBill Turner​1 31601:54.4
1976ElocutionistJohn LivelyPaul T. Adwell​1 31601:55.0
1975Master DerbyDarrel McHargueSmiley Adams​1 31601:56.4
1974Little CurrentMiguel A. RiveraLou Rondinello​1 31601:54.6
1973Secretariat †Ron TurcotteLucien Laurin​1 31601:53.0
1972Bee Bee BeeEldon NelsonDel W. Carroll​1 31601:55.6
1971Canonero IIGustavo AvilaJuan Arias​1 31601:54.0
1970PersonalityEddie BelmonteJohn W. Jacobs​1 31601:56.2
1969Majestic PrinceBill HartackJohnny Longden​1 31601:55.6
1968Forward PassIsmael ValenzuelaHenry Forrest​1 31601:56.8
1967DamascusBill ShoemakerFrank Whiteley​1 31601:55.2
1966Kauai KingDon BrumfieldHenry Forrest​1 31601:55.4
1965Tom RolfeRon TurcotteFrank Whiteley​1 31601:56.2
1964Northern DancerBill HartackHoratio Luro​1 31601:56.8
1963Candy SpotsBill ShoemakerMesh Tenney​1 31601:56.2
1962Greek MoneyJohn L. RotzVirgil W. Raines​1 31601:56.2
1961Carry BackJohnny SellersJack A. Price​1 31601:57.6
1960Bally AcheBobby UsseryJimmy Pitt​1 31601:57.6
1959Royal OrbitWilliam HarmatzReggie Cornell​1 31601:57.0
1958Tim TamIsmael ValenzuelaHorace A. Jones​1 31601:57.2
1957Bold RulerEddie ArcaroJim Fitzsimmons​1 31601:56.2
1956FabiusBill HartackHorace A. Jones​1 31601:58.4
1955NashuaEddie ArcaroJim Fitzsimmons​1 31601:54.6
1954Hasty RoadJohn H. AdamsHarry Trotsek​1 31601:57.4
1953Native DancerEric GuerinBill Winfrey​1 31601:57.8
1952Blue ManConn McCrearyWoody Stephens​1 31601:57.4
1951BoldEddie ArcaroPreston M. Burch​1 31601:56.4
1950Hill PrinceEddie ArcaroCasey Hayes​1 31601:59.2
1949CapotTed AtkinsonJohn M. Gaver, Sr.​1 31601:56.0
1948Citation †Eddie ArcaroHorace A. Jones​1 31602:02.4
1947FaultlessDouglas DodsonHorace A. Jones​1 31601:59.0
1946Assault †Warren MehrtensMax Hirsch​1 31602:01.4
1945PolynesianWayne D. WrightMorris H. Dixon​1 31601:58.8
1944PensiveConn McCrearyBen A. Jones​1 31601:59.2
1943Count Fleet †Johnny LongdenDon Cameron​1 31601:57.4
1942AlsabBasil JamesSarge Swenke​1 31601:57.0
1941Whirlaway †Eddie ArcaroBen A. Jones​1 31601:58.8
1940BimelechFred A. SmithWilliam A. Hurley​1 31601:58.6
1939ChalledonGeorge SeaboLouis Schaefer​1 31601:59.8
1938DauberMaurice PetersRichard E. Handlen​1 31601:59.8
1937War Admiral †Charley KurtsingerGeorge Conway​1 31601:58.4
1936Bold VentureGeorge WoolfMax Hirsch​1 31601:59.0
1935Omaha †Willie SaundersJim Fitzsimmons​1 31601:58.4
1934High QuestRobert JonesRobert Augustus Smith​1 31601:58.2
1933Head PlayCharley KurtsingerThomas P. Hayes​1 31602:02.0
1932Burgoo KingEugene JamesH. J. Thompson​1 31601:59.8
1931MateGeorge EllisJames W. Healy​1 31601:59.0
1930Gallant Fox †Earl SandeJim Fitzsimmons​1 31602:00.6
1929Dr. FreelandLouis SchaeferThomas J. Healey​1 31602:01.6
1928VictorianRaymond WorkmanJames G. Rowe, Jr.​1 31602:00.2
1927BostonianWhitey AbelFred Hopkins​1 31602:01.6
1926DisplayJohn MaibenThomas J. Healey​1 31601:59.8
1925CoventryClarence KummerWilliam B. Duke​1 31601:59.0
1924Nellie Morse ‡John MerimeeAlbert B. Gordon​1 1801:57.2
1923VigilBenny MarinelliThomas J. Healey​1 1801:53.6
1922PilloryLouis MorrisThomas J. Healey​1 1801:51.6
1921BroomspunFrank ColtilettiJames G. Rowe, Sr.​1 1801:54.2
1920Man o' WarClarence KummerLouis Feustel​1 1801:51.6
1919Sir Barton †Johnny LoftusH. Guy Bedwell​1 1801:53.0
1918War CloudJohnny LoftusWalter B. Jennings​1 1801:53.6
1918Jack Hare, Jr.Charles PeakFrank D. Weir​1 1801:53.4
1917KalitanEverett HaynesBill Hurley​1 1801:54.4
1916DamroschLinus McAteeAlbert G. Weston​1 1801:54.8
1915Rhine Maiden ‡Douglas HoffmanFrank Devers​1 1801:58.0
1914HolidayAndy SchuttingerJ. Simon Healy​1 1801:53.8
1913BuskinJames ButwellJohn Whalen​1 1801:53.4
1912Colonel HollowayClarence TurnerDave Woodford​1 1801:56.6
1911WatervaleEddie DuganJohn Whalen​1 1801:51.0
1910LayminsterRoy EstepJ. Simon Healy1 mile01:40.6
1909EffendiWillie DoyleFrank C. Frisbie1 mile01:39.8
1908Royal TouristEddie DuganA. Jack Joyner​1 11601:46.4
1907Don EnriqueGeorge MountainJohn Whalen1 mile 70 yards01:45.4
1906Whimsical ‡Walter MillerTim J. Gaynor1 mile 70 yards01:45.0
1905CairngormWillie DavisA. Jack Joyner1 mile 70 yards01:45.8
1904Bryn MawrGene HildebrandW. Fred Presgrave1 mile 70 yards01:44.2
1903Flocarline ‡William GannonHenry C. Riddle1 mile 70 yards01:44.8
1902Old EnglandLee JacksonGreen B. Morris1 mile 70 yards01:45.8
1901The ParaderFrank LandryThomas J. Healey1 mile 70 yards01:47.2
1900HindusHenry SpencerJohn H. Morris​1 11601:48.4
1899Half TimeRichard ClawsonFrank McCabe​1 11601:47.0
1898Sly FoxWillie SimmsHardy Campbell, Jr.​1 11601:49.8
1897Paul KauvarT. ThorpeThomas P. Hayes​1 11601:51.3
1896MargraveHenry GriffinByron McClelland​1 11601:51.0
1895BelmarFred TaralEdward Feakes​1 11601:50.5
1894AssigneeFred TaralWilliam Lakeland​1 11601:49.3
1893no race
1892no race
1891no race
1890MontagueWillie MartinEdward Feakes​1 1202:36.7
1889BuddhistGeorge AndersonJohn W. Rogers​1 1402:17.5
1888RefundFred LittlefieldR. W. Walden​1 1202:49.0
1887DunboyneWilliam DonohueWilliam Jennings Sr.​1 1202:39.5
1886The BardS. FisherJohn Huggins​1 1202:45.0
1885TecumsehJim McLaughlinCharles Littlefield​1 1202:49.0
1884Knight of EllerslieS. FisherThomas Doswell​1 1202:39.5
1883JacobusGeorge BarbeeRichard Dwyer​1 1202:42.5
1882VanguardTom CostelloR. W. Walden​1 1202:44.5
1881SauntererTom CostelloR. W. Walden​1 1202:40.5
1880GrenadaLloyd HughesR. W. Walden​1 1202:40.5
1879HaroldLloyd HughesR. W. Walden​1 1202:40.5
1878Duke of MagentaCyrus HollowayR. W. Walden​1 1202:41.8
1877CloverbrookCyrus HollowayJeter Walden​1 1202:45.5
1876ShirleyGeorge BarbeeWilliam Brown​1 1202:44.8
1875Tom OchiltreeLloyd HughesR. W. Walden​1 1202:43.5
1874CulpepperWilliam DonohueHugh Gaffney​1 1202:56.5
1873SurvivorGeorge BarbeeA. Davis Pryor​1 1202:43.0


The Preakness Stakes 2020 in steeped in Maryland history and heritage and is where racing tradition and attachment run deep. Throughout history, the Preakness Stakes has been won by some of the world’s most famous horses.