This year’s Triple Crown has been quite different from the past. Due to COVID 19 the races ended up being run in different orders. Instead of it being the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and then the Belmont Stakes, it was the Belmont that was run first and won by Tiz The Law, then the Kentucky Derby which was won by Authentic making it so that there wouldn’t be a Triple Crown winner for the year 2020. The Preakness was the last to be held, it took place on the third of October. The 145th Preakness Stakes started as 11 horses surged down the track. Thousand Words held the lead for a bit, then the Kentucky winner Authentic passed him taking the lead. Swiss Skydiver who had been in fifth place came in on the inside of Authentic matching strides with him as they headed for the far turn, with Swiss Skydiver now in the lead and Authentic close behind in second place they raced neck and neck for the final stretch. It was Swiss Skydiver on the inside and Authentic on the outside, as they ran the final furlong nose to nose for the wire making it a photo finish! The winner was the only filly in the race, Swiss Skydiver, making her the sixth filly to ever win the Preakness Stakes! There was certainly a lot of excitement for this last race, and these two horses put on one fine show!
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