2011 Preakness Stakes

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136th Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes
11 Preak Logo.jpg
"The Second Jewel of the Triple Crown"
"The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans"
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States
Date May 21, 2011
Winning horse Shackleford
Jockey Jesús Castañón
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
2010
2012

The 2011 Preakness Stakes was the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes and was won by Shackleford.[1] The race took place on May 21, 2011, and was televised in the United States on the NBC television network. The post time was 6:18 p.m. EDT (10:18 p.m. UTC).[2] The race was the 12th race on a card of 13 races. The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 118,356, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 2011.[3]

Payout[edit]

The 136th Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule

Program
Number
Horse Name
Win
Place
Show
5 Shackleford $27.20 $10.20 $6.80
11 Animal Kingdom - $4.20 $3.60
1 Astrology - - $8.00

Full chart[edit]

A full field of 14 was drawn for the race. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was installed as the 2-1 early line favorite.[2] Also close Derby finishers Mucho Macho Man and Shackleford entered the race while Nehro, the 2nd place finisher opted not to contest in this race.[2]

Finish
Position
Lengths
Behind
Post
Position
Horse name Trainer Jockey Owner Morning Line
Odds
Post Time
Odds
Purse
Earnings
1st 0 5 Shackleford Dale Romans Jesús Castañón Michael Lauffer
& W. D. Cubbedge
12–1 12.60–1 $1,150,000
2nd 12 11 Animal Kingdom H. Graham Motion John R. Velazquez Team Valor 2–1
favorite
2.30–1
favorite
$200,000
3rd 1 34 1 Astrology Steve Asmussen Mike E. Smith Stonestreet Stables 15–1 15.50–1 $110,000
4th 414 10 Dialed In Nicholas P. Zito Julien Leparoux Robert V. LaPuenta 9–2 4.40–1 $60,000
5th 614 8 Dance City Todd Pletcher Ramon Dominguez Edward P. Evans 12–1 11.50–1 $30,000
6th 7 12 9 Mucho Macho Man Kathy Ritvo Rajiv Maragh Reeves Thoroughbred Racing 6–1 5.20–1
7th 9 3 King Congie Thomas Albertrani Robby Albarado West Point Thoroughbreds 20–1 21.90–1
8th 9 34 14 Mr. Commons John Shirreffs Victor Espinoza St. George Farm 20–1 32.90–1
9th 1114 12 Isn't He Perfect Doodnauth Shivmangal Edgar Prado Kharag Stables 30–1 30.90–1
10th 12 12 13 Concealed Identity Edmond Gaudet Sheldon Russell Linda Gaudet &
Morris Bailey
30–1 25.70–1
11th 13 34 2 Norman Asbjornson Chris Grove Julian Pimental Thomas McClay
& Harry Nye
30–1 42.70–1
12th 15 6 Sway Away Jeff Bonde Garrett Gomez Batman Stable 15–1 12.30–1
13th 2214 7 Midnight Interlude Bob Baffert Martin Garcia Arnold Zetcher 15–1 13.60–1
14th 22 12 4 Flashpoint Wesley Ward Cornelio Velasquez Peachtree Stable 20–1 16.50–1
  • Winning Breeder: Michael Lauffer and W.D. Cubbedge; (KY)
  • Final Time – 1:56:47
  • Track Condition – Fast
  • Total Attendance: 118,356[3]

Running[edit]

Shackleford held off a late charge by Animal Kingdom. Shackleford battled Flashpoint for the lead through a quick opening quarter-mile of 22.69 seconds, just a fifth of a second off the Preakness record.[5]

Bonus Stakes[edit]

  • A $550,000 bonus was awarded to Shackleford's connections for his victory in the Preakness because of his participation in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and a top-three finish in the Florida Derby. His owners were awarded $500,000 while his trainer Dale Romans earned $50,000 in bonus money.[5]

Notable achievements[edit]

  • First victory in a Triple Crown race for jockey Jesus Castanon and trainer Dale Romans[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Michael (May 21, 2011). "Preakness 2011: Animal Kingdom Seeks Second Leg In Triple Crown". SB Nation. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Rees, Jennie (May 18, 2011). "Preakness 2011: Animal Kingdom made the 2-1 favorite in 14-horse field". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b 2011 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 95 (page P-7 of The Preakness section). The Maryland Jockey Club reported official Total Attendance as 118,356. This is listed as 107,398 Pimlico on-site attendance and 10,958 at Laurel on-site attendance.
  4. ^ a b c "12th Race, Pimlico, May 21, 2011". Equibase. Equibase. 2011-05-21. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  5. ^ a b c "Shackleford wins Preakness". The Associated Press. ESPN. May 21, 2011. Retrieved May 21, 2011.