With I’ll Have Another capturing a victory in the Kentucky Derby, every horse racing fan’s thoughts have turned to The Preakness Stakes to see if this wonderful horse will be able to capture that precious second jewel in the Derby Crown.
Located in Baltimore, The Preakness Stakes are run at the Pimlico Race Track which is the second oldest horse racing track in the nation. Some of the most famous horses in racing history have run here; Man O War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, War Admiral, Sir Barton and Cigar have pounded hooves down this famous track. Developed on 70 acres of land just west of Jones Falls, so great was the popularity of this track, a spur was built to accommodate the Western Maryland Railroad that brought the train directly into the grandstand to accommodate out of state racing fans. Except for a brief time in 1904, the Pimlico racetrack k has been in continuous operation since the doors opened on October 25, 1870. It even survived an anti-gambling movement that shut down all horse racing except for races run in Kentucky and Maryland in 1910.
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Do you know how many horses have actually won all three races of the Derby Crown?
Source image: flickr.com Dolores Monet