1989 Preakness Stakes
|The Preakness Stakes|
"The Second Jewel of the Triple Crown"
"The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans"
|Location||Pimlico Race Course,
|Date||May 20, 1989|
|Winning horse||Sunday Silence|
The 1989 Preakness Stakes was the 114th running of the Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race. The race took place on May 20, 1989, and was televised in the United States on the ABC television network. Sunday Silence, who was jockeyed by Pat Valenzuela, won the race by a nose over runner-up Easy Goer. Approximate post time was 5:35 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run over a fast track in a final time of 1:53-4/5. The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 98,896, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1989.
Jim McKay of ABC Sports labeled it "the best race that I have ever witnessed" during the 1995 Preakness telecast. The stretch duel of the race itself was featured on ABC's Wide World of Sports prelude claiming to be the "thrill of victory" for 12 years. It preceded the more memorable line "and the agony of defeat".
The 114th Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule
$2 Exacta: (8–2) paid $10.40
$2 Trifecta: (8-2–5) paid $66.00
The full chart
|Horse name||Trainer||Jockey||Owner||Post Time
|1st||0||7||Sunday Silence||Charlie Whittingham||Pat Valenzuela||Gaillard, Hancock & Whittingham||2.10-1||$325,000|
|2nd||nose||8||Easy Goer||Claude McGaughey III||Pat Day||Ogden Phipps||.60-1
|3rd||5||6||Rock Point||Sidney Watters, Jr.||Chris Antley||Brookmeade Stable||22.80-1||$50,000|
|4th||7||5||Dansil||Frank Brothers||Larry Snyder||John Franks||28.30-1||$25,000|
|5th||10 3⁄4||1||Hawkster||Ronald McAnally||Marco Castaneda||J. S. Meredith||53.60-1|
|6th||12||6||Houston||D. Wayne Lukas||Angel Cordero, Jr.||Beal, French & Lukas||5.40-1|
|7th||38||3||Pulverizing||John J. Robb||Allen T. Stacy||A. A. Heft||70.00-1|
|8th||39 1⁄2||8||Northern Wolf||Harold A. Allen||Clarance J. Ladner||Deep Silver Stable||33.70-1|
- Winning Breeder: Oak Cliff Thoroughbreds, Ltd.; (KY)
- Final Time: 1:53 4/5
- Track Condition: Fast
- Total Attendance: 98,896
- Daily Racing Form, May 21, 1989 Preakness Stakes Chart.
- 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 95 (page P-7 of The Preakness section). The Maryland Jockey Club reported official Total Attendance as 98,896. This is listed as 90,145 Pimlico on-site attendance and 8,751 at Laurel on-site attendance.