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2023 Preakness Result

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In the spirited heart of Maryland, the hoof-beats of thoroughbred history resounded once more at Pimlico Race Course as the 148th Preakness Stakes unfurled a thrilling narrative that was nothing short of extraordinary. It was an afternoon that showed us why the Sport of Kings continues to captivate audiences and stir passions, setting pulses racing across the nation.

And as the dust settled on the track, one name reigned supreme: National Treasure, a horse that lived up to his moniker by clinching a hard fought win. With John Velazquez in the saddle, the duo set a blistering pace, proving that front-running can be a winning strategy at the storied course.

Let’s not forget, however, that every victory is a team effort. On this day, the team behind National Treasure was nothing short of formidable. In the barn, we had Bob Baffert, a legendary figure whose skill and knowledge have long shaped champions. This victory marked Baffert’s historic eighth win in the Preakness Stakes and his first Triple Crown race win since being suspended two years ago.

The race was not without its high stakes and heart-stopping moments. In a sport where the smallest miscalculation can make all the difference, National Treasure held off a valiant challenge from Blazing Sevens, whose jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. gave an equally compelling performance. Their duel down the stretch was a testament to the indomitable spirit and competitive fire that make horse racing such an exhilarating spectacle.

Adding an additional layer of drama to the contest was Mage. Entering the gates as a Triple Crown contender, the horse saw its ambitious dreams unravel on the Pimlico dirt. National Treasure’s triumph meant the end of Mage’s Triple Crown aspirations, a poignant reminder of the unpredictability and harsh realities of this beloved sport.

And so, as the sun dipped below the horizon, casting long shadows over the emptying grandstands, the echoes of another Preakness Stakes still lingered. Stories were told, legends were born, and the spirit of competition was once again etched into the memory of everyone who witnessed this extraordinary day. National Treasure, Bob Baffert, John Velazquez – names that now shine a little brighter in the constellation of horse racing’s stars. Until next year, Preakness, we bid you a fond farewell.

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