1968 Preakness Stakes
|The Preakness Stakes|
|Location||Pimlico Race Course,
|Date||May 18, 1968|
|Winning horse||Forward Pass|
The 1968 Preakness Stakes was the 93rd running of the $200,000 Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race. The race took place on May 18, 1968, and was televised in the United States on the CBS television network. Forward Pass, who was jockeyed by Ismael Valenzuela, won the race by six lengths over runner-up Out Of The Way. Approximate post time was 5:31 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run on a fast track in a final time of 1:56-4/5. The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 40,247, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1968.
The 93rd Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule
|7||Out of the Way||-||$6.40||$3.80|
The full chart
|Horse name||Trainer||Jockey||Owner||Post Time
|1st||0||2||Forward Pass||Henry Forrest||Ismael Valenzuela||Calumet Farm||1.10-1
|2nd||6||7||Out of the Way||Max Hirsch||John L. Rotz||King Ranch||14.80-1||$30,000|
|3rd||61/4||3||Dancer's Image *D||Lou Cavalaris, Jr.||Robert Ussery||Peter Fuller||1.20-1||*|
|4th||81/4||1||Nodouble||J. Bert Sonnier||Willie McKeever||Verna Lea Farms||16.80-1||$15,000|
|5th||81/2||10||Yankee Lad||Eldon Nelson||James L. Skinner||153.10-1||$7,500|
|6th||83/4||6||Jig Time||Ray Broussard||Cragwood Stable||31.00-1|
|7th||103/4||5||Sir Beau||Chris Rogers||Tri Colour Stable||28.70-1|
|8th||141/4||8||Martins Jig||Joe Culmore||Mildred L. Beall||87.60-1|
|9th||151/4||9||Ringmaster||Phil I. Grimm||Hubert B Phipps||30.50-1|
|10th||231/4||4||Wood-Pro||Karl Korte||J. Nero||173.40-1|
- A *D signifies that Dancer's Image ran third but was Disqualified and placed eighth.
- Winning Breeder: Calumet Farm; (KY)
- Winning Time: 1:56-4/5
- Track Condition: Fast
- Total Attendance: 40,247
- Daily Racing Form, May 19, 1968 Preakness Stakes Chart.
- 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 73 (page P-7 of The Preakness section).