2019 Preakness: War of Will Wins the Second Leg of the Triple Crown - Baltimore Post-ExaminerBaltimore Post-Examiner

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

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.”

FINAL CELEBRITY LIST:

EVENT HOST:

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

ENTERTAINMENT GUESTS:

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)

Kygo, Norwegian DJ, producer and songwriter + InfieldFest Performer

Logic, Rap artist + InfieldFest Performer

Diplo, GRAMMY Award winning producer and DJ + InfieldFest Performer

Juice WRLD, Rap artist + InfieldFest Performer

Robin Thicke, Performing Artist

Victoria Justice, actress

Bobby Flay, Celebrity Chef

Frank Walker, DJ + InfieldFest Performer

Carson Kressley, TV Personality

FISHER, Australian House and Techno producer + InfieldFest Performer

Big Boi, Performing Artist, Member of Outkast

ATHLETES & SPORTS INDUSTRY GUESTS:

Cal Ripken, Hall of Fame Athlete

Bill Belichick, General Manager of the New England Patriots

Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens (Round 1 Draft Pick)

Morgan Moses, Washington Redskins (#76 / Tackle)

Tony Jefferson, Baltimore Ravens (#23 / Defensive back)

Matthew Judon, Baltimore Ravens (#99/ Linebacker)

Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (#21/Running back)

Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins (#25/Running back)

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins (#86/ Tight End)





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