Preakness 146 Review

The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes played out in front of an enthusiastic crowd at Pimlico Race Course this month.

MEDINA SPIRIT
MEDINA SPIRIT  Picture: Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Favourite, and controversial Kentucky Derby first-finisher Medina Spirit , broke well and vied for the lead with the well-fancied Steve Asmussen-trained Midnight Bourbon  until the final bend. Midnight Bourbon at this point got the better of the duel, only to find the 11-1 El Camino Real Derby winner Rombauer fly up the outside beyond him, to give Flavien Prat his first proper Triple Crown win. Prat was on board the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Country House, but was awarded this after finishing behind the disqualifed Maximum Security.

Army Wife , trained by Michael J. Maker and ridden by Joel Rosario, made a late charge to win the 97th running of the Black Eyed Susan  at Pimlico Race Course on the Friday. Army Wife, drawn one, stayed by the inner rail for the majority of the race before finding an opening down the backstretch, overtaking Lady Traveler at the final furlong mark, eventually winning fairly comfortably from runner-up Willful Woman by 2 ¾ lengths


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