National Treasure Notches Close Win in Preakness Stakes
Nationwide Treasure took the lead from the beginning, then survived a stretch duel with Blazing Sevens to win the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday. Kentucky Derby winner Mage, the 7-5 favourite, needed to accept third.
The highest two finishers bumped a number of occasions within the stretch however Nationwide Treasure, the second alternative within the race at 5-2 odds, proved to have sufficient stamina to drag off the gentle upset.
Coach Bob Baffert captured his file eight Preakness victory, whereas jockey John Velazquez gained the second leg of the Triple Crown for the primary time.
The sector was decreased to seven because of the early scratch of morning-line second alternative First Mission. He was withdrawn because of a left hind leg harm. The sector dimension was the smallest within the Preakness since a seven-horse subject in 1986.
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