National Treasure, the winner of Saturday's 148th Preakness Stakes, denied Kentucky Derby winner Mage a second Triple Crown win in two weeks.
National Treasure was able to win in a tight race with Blazing Sevens. Mage, the favorite at 3-2 odds, came in third.
Bob Baffert's victory over National Treasure was bittersweet, as he also had to watch another horse that he trained, Havnameltdown be euthanized in a race undercard earlier in the same day, after suffering an injury. The horse's untimely death marred a festive day in North Baltimore at Pimlico Race Course. It came after a slew horse deaths that cast a shadow on the Kentucky Derby, and a month following Laurel Park racing being suspended after two horses died in a single race.
Baffert's record-breaking eighth Preakness win is a great achievement for the horse trainer, who missed the Triple Crown in 2013 after being suspended due to a medication violation. John Velazquez also set a record in the race, as he won his first Preakness at 13 attempts.
Baffert told reporters after the race, "We've been through some difficult times, but today is not vindication. It's simply the feeling of having a moment to enjoy, and being rewarded for the hard work that me and my team put in."
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