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2006 Preakness Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
5/20/2006, Pimlico Race Course
Distance:
1 3/16 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:54.65

What the Nation is saying about the 2006 Preakness Stakes (G1)...

A record crowd of 115,318 witnessed Afleet Alex stumble badly at the quarter-pole, regain his balance under jockey Jeremy Rose and win the Preakness Stakes over Scrappy T by 4 3/4 lengths.Read More
Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, suffered a life-threatening right hind leg injury shortly after the start of the Preakness Stakes.Read More
Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, suffered a life-threatening right hind leg injury shortly after the start of the Preakness Stakes.Read More
Stakes races on both coasts of Florida leave a lot of food for thought.Read More
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  • wantwoman100 · Union Rags and Awesome Marie ,you can't pick a winner out of either of these horse for the horse of the week..They just both just went out for a training run.. · 778 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · Union Rags looked very impressive, Chris, but I was SUPER impressed with Awesome Maria coming in off that long layoff. · 777 days ago ·
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Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, was euthanized at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA, due to complications from laminitis.Read More
The memory is still vivid in our minds from May 20, 2006, when Barbaro’s right hind leg flared out awkwardly as Edgar Prado dismounted to steady the ailing horse with a look of panic. The debate began promptly at that moment. Read More
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  • cugel the clever · @icy: I'm curious about your opinion of Animal Kingdom winning the Eclipse. Based on your opinion that classic winners Barbaro, Kaui King, etc didn't show their true potential due to career-ending injuries and "should not be rated at all as they proved nothing", how could AK be the 3yo champ by proving nothing? · 816 days ago ·
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  • 12thCrown · Barbaro - still stirring emotion, I love it! That was my original intent for the article, not to attempt to "rate" him. I actually pointed out that Bernardini was the deserving 3YO Eclipse champion that year, but Barbaro remains a LEGEND.. · 816 days ago ·
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