American Pharoah Wins 140th Preakness Stakes

American Pharoah won the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, keeping his hopes of winning the Triple Crown alive. Pharoah, who was piloted by Victor Espinoza and owned by Zayat Stables, also won the Kentucky Derby. Pharoah left the gate at 4-to-5 odds, tops in the field, followed by Firing Line, another Baffert trainee, at 3-to-1. The race was run on sloppy track conditions after a heavy rain started minutes before the race, just before riders were instructed to mount their horses. Pharoah won on poor track conditions at the Rebel Stakes in March. This was the first Preakness run on a sloppy track since 1983.



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