1979 Preakness Stakes
|The Preakness Stakes|
|Location||Pimlico Race Course,
|Date||May 19, 1979|
|Winning horse||Spectacular Bid|
The 1979 Preakness Stakes was the 104th running of the $235,000 Grade 1 Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race. The race took place on May 19, 1979, and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network. Spectacular Bid, who was jockeyed by Ronnie Franklin, won the race by six and one half lengths over runner-up Golden Act. Approximate post time was 5:41 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run on a track listed as good in a final time of 1:54-1/5. The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 72,607, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1979.
The 104th Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule
$2 Exacta: (2–3) paid $15.80
The full chart
|Horse name||Trainer||Jockey||Owner||Post Time
|1st||0||2||Spectacular Bid||Grover Delp||Ronnie Franklin||Hawksworth Farm||0.10-1
|2nd||61/2||3||Golden Act||Loren Rettele||Sandy Hawley||Oldknow & Phipps||27.20-1||$40,000|
|3rd||101/2||4||Screen King||Luis Barrera||Angel Cordero, Jr.||Flying Zee Stable||22.80-1||$20,000|
|4th||12||1||Flying Paster||Gordon C. Campbell||Don Pierce||B. J. Ridder||9.90-1||$10,000|
|5th||121/2||5||General Assembly||Leroy Jolley||Laffit Pincay, Jr.||B. R. Firestone||7.90-1|
- Winning Breeder: Gilmore & Jason Mimes; (KY)
- Winning Time: 1:54-1/5
- Track Condition: Good
- Total Attendance: 72,607
- Daily Racing Form, May 20, 1979 Preakness Stakes Chart.
- 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 95 (page P-7 of The Preakness section).