The 136th running of the Preakness took place Saturday, May 21, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom came up just short of a victory.
Shackleford, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Jesus Castanon, took the title, after dominating nearly the entire race. With 12-1 odds, the horse was a decided underdog.
Following Animal Kingdom’s second-place spot was Astrology in third and the second-most-favored horse, Dialed In, in a disappointing fourth.
There hasn’t been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed took all three races in 1978.