1979 Preakness Stakes

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104th Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States
Date May 19, 1979
Winning horse Spectacular Bid
Jockey Ronnie Franklin
Conditions Good
Surface Dirt
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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.[1] 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.[2]

Payout[edit]

The 104th Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule

Program
Number
Horse Name
Win
Place
Show
2 Spectacular Bid $2.20 $2.20 -
3 Golden Act - $5.60 -
4 Screen King - - -

$2 Exacta: (2–3) paid $15.80

The full chart[edit]

Finish
Position
Lengths
Behind
Post
Position
Horse name Trainer Jockey Owner Post Time
Odds
Purse
Earnings
1st 0 2 Spectacular Bid Grover Delp Ronnie Franklin Hawksworth Farm 0.10-1
favorite
$165,300
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[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Racing Form, May 20, 1979 Preakness Stakes Chart.
  2. ^ a b 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 95 (page P-7 of The Preakness section).

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