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.