2019 Preakness: War of Will Wins the Second Leg of the Triple Crown

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The 144th Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown and the signature race in the state of Maryland was celebrated by 131,256 guests. The total handle on Pimlico’s 14-race program was a record-breaking $99.8 million, surpassing the $93,655,128 million wagered in 2018.

War of Will, Jockey Tyler Gaffalione, trainer Mark Casse, and owner Gary Barber, finished first in the 144th Preakness Stakes, completing the 1 3/16-mile race in 1:54:34 minutes. Everfast finished second and Owendale took third.

“The 144th Preakness Stakes surpassed our expectations thanks to the horsemen and fans who came to celebrate this grand Maryland tradition,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President. “It makes for an unforgettable day of entertainment when you combine the world’s top performers with the best Thoroughbred horses and jockeys at one of the most celebrated sporting events. The Preakness is second to none.”



Belinda Stronach, Chairman & President of The Stronach Group

Named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME Magazine, and one of Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Business Women


2019 Preakness winner War of Will before the 2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. (Wikipedia
War of Will before the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. (Wikipedia)

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