05/18/2015 4:21PM

Preakness 140: The race in photos

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American Pharoah breaks for the lead along the rail as Firing Line stumbles coming out of the gate.

 

Mr. Z pushes American Pharoah early as the two battle for the lead heading toward the clubhouse turn.

 

 

American Pharoah  begins to separate himself from Mr. Z going into the clubhouse turn. Tale of Verve is well back from the pack.

American Pharoah pulls away from Mr. Z as Dortmund and Divining Rod move closer to the pace as the field heads down the backstretch.

 

American Pharoah takes control as he heads toward the finish line, seven lengths ahead of his closest competitor, Tale of Verve.

btr10000 rd More than 1 year ago
The First , Second and last picture are just beautiful. Great shots photograghers, Livingston and Amoruso. No matter the rain it shows the raw beauty of the horses in motion. Thankyou for sharing them DRF.
Bill Hubbell More than 1 year ago
btr, Great comment!
Douglas Bracho More than 1 year ago
I beleave this will be the year of Bob Baffert, Victor Expinoza and American Pharoah's owners, they may become winners of the triple crown, I see AP with more Stamina and Power than all of his contenders, including those that are waiting for him in New York, he'll run the Belmont same as the Preakness... WIRE to WIRE....
John Burton More than 1 year ago
It was a great Preakness! - filled with drama and intrigue! Even though AP aS the favorite, there was doubt because of the challengers - including the unpredictable MRZ - and the ominous weather! I will always remember this Preakness! Is this a great sport! Yes, indeed it is! I love it!
Allan Gauthier More than 1 year ago
Even the Derby horses that ducked the Preakness, with the 5 weeks off, they are certainly gonna need it. Good luck to all the rested horses, but think it isn't Enough to beat this guy.
Eli Dawkins More than 1 year ago
I said it after Derby and I will say it again this one is for real we are talking triple crown here fellows nothing more nothing less.
Kingsley Rose More than 1 year ago
Keep dreaming
Meydan Rocks More than 1 year ago
LOL!! I hope you don't regret you words King!
Mike Farley More than 1 year ago
This Is the next tripel crown for (SURE)
sheila williams More than 1 year ago
nothing is for sure in horse racing. But the bestchance in many a year
Paul McAleavey More than 1 year ago
First thing is first learn how to spell. Next is there have been several as good if not better horses against their crop that lost for various reasons. Whether arrogance to have a jockey know the course. Espi twice being here before and horses that clearly outclassed the remainder but if expect The horrific undercard at Pimlico where most of the stakes for two days were owned by non winners of one or claimers but the Sir Barton may have a bit to say as well as Frosted. Plus I'd assume Firing Line got hurt and like always we will hear about it after he's been given several months like the 3year lads and like Shared Belief where geniuses here said running in a bullring wouldn't hurt anyone. I think Firingline is hurt as was Arleet Alex and he conquered The Belmont and they finally found the issue. Same way a prior undefeated Smarty Hones list bc everyone hooked him to avoid a TC. Then he never ran again. Let's wait and see and hope all are healthy and able
Fred Greenstein More than 1 year ago
YOU are criticizing spelling?????What ever does that have to do with anything? If it does, Firingline and Smarty Hones qualify. Never could understand people that seem to get so little joy from racing yet follow it so closely.Why bother?
Paul G More than 1 year ago
Smarty Cajones