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I was just having a little fun. Hopefully he stays at 20-1.
More Preakness Data:
Exaggerator was the only KY Derby place horse who won the Preakness in 28 years. However, sometimes I play with stats like that though, as the race this year was unusual and not "formful" in the true sense, so some may consider Epicenter the "winner" for use with historical stats, which would mean Zandon would have no chance in the Preakness, but he's not running so it's a moot point.
Beaten derby favorites haven’t fared much better in the Preakness. Over the last 25 years:
1997 Captain Bodgit 2nd in the derby, 3rd in the Preakness
1998 Indian Charlie 3rd in the derby, dnr in the Preakness
1999 Excellent Meeting/General Challenge 5th/11th in the derby, Excellent Meeting pulled up in the Preakness
2001 Point Given 5th in the derby, won the Preakness
2002 Harlan’s Holiday 7th in the derby, 4th in the Preakness
2003 Empire Maker 2nd in the derby, dnr in the Preakness
2005 Bellamy Road 7th in the derby, dnr in the Preakness
2006 Sweetnorthernsaint 7th in the derby, 2nd in the Preakness
2009 Friesan Fire 18th in the derby, 10th in the Preakness
2010 Lookin at Lucky 6th in the derby, won the Preakness
2011 Dialed In 8th in the derby, 4th in the Preakness
2012 Bodemeister 2nd in the derby, 2nd in the Preakness
2019 Improbable 5th in the derby, 6th in the Preakness
2020 Tiz the Law 2nd in the derby, dnr in the Preakness
2021 Essential Quality 4th in the derby, dnr in the Preakness
Preakness winners that ran in the derby and where they finished last 25 years (11 of 19 won the derby):
Silver Charm 1st
Real Quiet 1st
Point Given 5th
War Emblem 1st
Funny Cide 1st
Smarty Jones 1st
Afleet Alex 3rd
Big Brown 1st
Lookin At Lucky 6th
I’ll Have Another 1st
California Chrome 1st
American Pharoah 1st
War of Will 8th
I think Epi might break this pattern.
Thanks I know Empire Maker and Tiz the Law skipped the Preakness and both finished 2nd in the derby.
I just love We The People.
I think so too. Absolutely.