2017 Preakness Stakes Results & Payouts
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Pimlico - May 20, 2017
STAKES Preakness S. Grade 1 - For Thoroughbred Three Year Old (1 and 3/16 Mile)
Track Record: (Farma Way - 1:52.55 - May 11, 1991)
Value of Race: $1,500,000
Weather: Overcast and dry
Start Time: 6:54 pm
Start: Good for all except Conquest Mo Money
Final Time: 1:55.98
Winning Jockey: Javier Castellano
Winning Breeder: Hill n’ Dale Equine Holdings and Stretch Run
Winning Owner: Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence
Winning Trainer: Chad Brown
Horse Number Horse Name Win Place Show
2 Cloud Computing 28.80 8.60 6.00
5 Classic Empire 4.40 4.00
9 Senior Investment 10.20
$2 Exacta $98.40
$1 Trifecta $1,097.30
$1 Superfecta $8,162.80
2017 Preakness Stakes Complete Order of Finish
1. Cloud Computing
2. Classic Empire
3. Senior Investment
4. Lookin at Lee
7. Conquest Mo Money
8. Always Dreaming
10. Term of Art
There will be no Triple Crown race this year. And the explanation for that — on this day Always Dreaming wasn’t nearly good enough. He locked into the early pace with Classic Empire when Conquest Mo Money didn’t get out of the gate cleanly and was left behind. The pace was solid, but not enough to burn out a horse that was fit and ready. When the horses entered the final turn, though, Classic Empire started to move forward, and Always Dreaming couldn’t match him. It was obvious then that we would have no Triple Crown shot. Always Dreaming kept on fading, and was done by the finish line.
Classic Empire was in control at that point, and it definitely seemed like it was his race. It’s almost as if Julien Leparoux slightly overestimated how much horse he had left under him, though, because when Cloud Computing mounted a late move Classic Empire couldn’t hold on despite what was a significant advantage at the top of the stretch. Classic Empire held on for second, only falling a neck short.
The hero on the day, though, was unquestionably Cloud Computing. The very lightly raced horse, who had skipped the Derby despite having the points to get in, rode the rail around behind the two leaders, looked comfortable in the stretch, and made the deciding move at just the right time. Javier Castellano rode the horse perfectly — which is no surprise — and Chad Brown had him tuned up. It was an impressive all-round performance, and there was no doubt that he was the best on the day — just like Always Dreaming was in the Derby.
Chad Brown wouldn’t commit to the Belmont in the aftermath of the Preakness. In fact, it felt like he was very hesitant about it. We might wind up with three different winners this year because Always Dreaming almost certainly won’t be back.