1960 Preakness Stakes

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85th Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States
Date May 21, 1960
Winning horse Bally Ache
Jockey Robert Ussery
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
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The 1960 Preakness Stakes was the 85th running of the $175,000 Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race. The race took place on May 21, 1960, and was televised in the United States on the CBS television network. Bally Ache, who was jockeyed by Robert Ussery, won the race by four lengths over runner-up Victoria Park. Approximate post time was 5:48 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run on a fast track in a final time of 1:57-3/5[1] The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 30,659, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1960.[2]

Payout[edit]

The 85th Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule

Program
Number
Horse Name
Win
Place
Show
1 Bally Ache $5.40 $2.80 -
4 Victoria Park - $5.80 -
no show No Show
Mutuels Taken
- - -

The full chart[edit]

Finish
Position
Margin
(lengths)
Post
Position
Horse name Jockey Trainer Owner Post Time
Odds
Purse
Earnings
1st 0 1 Bally Ache Robert Ussery Jimmy Pitt Edgehill Farm 1.70-1 $122,600
2nd 4 4 Victoria Park Anthony DeSpirito Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 8.10-1 $30,000
3rd 53/4 3 Celtic Ash Sam Boulmetis Thomas J. Barry Green Dunes Farm 7.70-1 $15,000
4th 8 6 Divine Comedy Larry Gilligan Charles E. Whittingham Llangollen Farm 47.90-1 $7,500
5th 81/2 5 Venetian Way Bill Hartack Victor J. Sovinski Sunny Blue Farm 1.10-1
favorite
6th 91/2 2 T. V. Lark William Harmatz Paul K. Parker C. R. Mac Stable 15.30-1
  • Winning Breeder: Gaines Brothers (Marvin & Alan); (KY)
  • Winning Time: 1:57 3/5
  • Track Condition: Fast
  • Total Attendance: 30,659[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Racing Form, May 22, 1960 Preakness Stakes Chart.
  2. ^ a b 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 71 (page P-7 of The Preakness section).

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