Saturday, May 20, 2017

142nd Preakness Stakes: Cloud Computing Nips Out Classic Empire While Derby Winner Always Dreaming Fades Down The Stretch, Ending Possibility Of Triple-Crown Winner

At Baltimore:

In Saturday's 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes, Cloud Computing, with jockey Javier Castellano aboard, nosed out Classic Empire to win the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.

Senior Investment, a 30-1 morning line longshot, finished third.

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, who was dueling with Classic Empire for much of the race, faded down the stretch to finish eighth out of ten horses, thus making sure there would be no Triple Crown winner this year.

For Mr. Castellano, it was his second Preakness win while Cloud Computing's trainer Chad Brown won his first Triple Crown race.

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