Preakness Stables was a Thoroughbred horse racing stable established by Massachusetts businessman Milton H. Sanford in the Preakness section of Wayne, New Jersey at what today is the corner of Valley Road and Preakness Avenue.
In addition to the New Jersey stable, Milton Sanford owned the 544-acre (2.20 km2) Preakness Stud Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. One of their stallions at stud in Kentucky was Virgil, who sired Kentucky Derby winners Hindoo, Ben Ali and Vagrant, plus Preakness Stakes winner, Vanguard, and the champion 2-year-old colt, Tremont. In 1881, the sixty-eight-year-old Milton Sanford sold the Kentucky Preakness Stud to Daniel Swigert who renamed it Elmendorf Farm.
- Race name origins from the official Preakness Stakes website
- Thoroughbred Heritage.com information of Milton H. Sanford
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