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The 2009 Preakness Stakes was the 134th operating the historic race. It started at 6:19 p.m. ET on Could 16, 2009, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Rachel Alexandra, a filly, took first place and have become the primary filly in 85 years to win the Preakness. The race was a really thrilling race wherein favourite Rachel Alexandra needed to maintain off a late cost from Mine That Chicken, winner of the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier. She completed the 1 three/16 mile observe in 1:55.08. Because the morning line favourite (Eight-5), she grew to become the primary filly to win the Preakness as the favourite. Rachel Alexandra earned a primary prize of $660,000 from a $1.1 million purse. Initially a $1 million purse, it was bumped up by $100,000 when Jess Jackson paid the supplemental payment to run Rachel Alexandra. His Stonestreet Steady, in partnership with Harold McCormick, bought the filly six days after she gained the Kentucky Oaks. Steve Asmussen took over as coach for Rachel Alexandra after the sale. Asmussen had beforehand skilled Curlin, winner of the 2007 Preakness. Profitable with a filly was candy for Asmussen, as his Curlin completed second to a filly the final time a filly gained a Triple Crown Race (Rags to Riches, 2007 Belmont Stakes). Rachel Alexandra was ridden by Calvin Borel, who rode Kentucky Derby-winner Mine That Chicken two weeks earlier. Borel grew to become the primary jockey to win the primary two legs of the Triple Crown on two completely different horses. It was Borel’s first win on the Preakness. On Could 2, 2009, Borel rode 50-1 lengthy shot Mine That Chicken to victory on the Kentucky Derby a day after successful the Kentucky Oaks overseas Rachel Alexandra. He grew to become the seventh jockey to win the Derby-Oaks combo in the identical 12 months. Deeming the filly the higher horse, Borel opted to journey Rachel Alexandra within the Preakness. When she ended up successful the Preakness, she grew to become the primary Kentucky Oaks winner to take part in and win the Preakness. Mine That Chicken began the race slowly. He made a livid cost on the finish, going from final to second. Finally, he would lose to Rachel Alexandra by a size. His second place end put an finish to any probability of a Triple Crown, extending the Triple Crown drought to 31 years. No horse has gained the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978. There have been 12 colts and 1 filly that participated within the race. The favorites have been Rachel Alexandra (Eight-5), Pioneerof the Nile (5-1), Friesan Fireplace (6-1), and Mine That Chicken (6-1). The 4 favorites got submit positions of 13, 9, 5, and a pair of respectively. Rachel Alexandra grew to become the primary horse to win the race from the 13th submit place. Whereas Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Chicken had sturdy finishes, the identical cannot be stated for the opposite two favorites. Friesan Fireplace, skilled by J. Larry Jones, completed 10th and Pioneerof the Nile, skilled by Bob Baffert, completed 11th. Musket Man, third within the Kentucky Derby, completed in third place once more, ending a half-length behind Mine That Chicken. The race was watched by many on tv. Its Nielsen score was the second greatest since 1990. In the meantime, attendance on the occasion plummeted by greater than 35,000. The historically packed infield was sparse, primarily resulting from Pimlico’s new coverage that banned individuals from bringing their very own beer to the infield.

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