1968 Preakness Stakes

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93rd Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States
Date May 18, 1968
Winning horse Forward Pass
Jockey Ismael Valenzuela
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
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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.[1] 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.[2]


The 93rd Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule

Horse Name
2 Forward Pass $4.20 $2.60 $2.60
7 Out of the Way - $6.40 $3.80
1 Nodouble - - $4.20

The full chart[edit]

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[2]


  1. ^ Daily Racing Form, May 19, 1968 Preakness Stakes Chart.
  2. ^ a b 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 73 (page P-7 of The Preakness section).

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