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Last Updated May 6th, 2021

Preakness Stakes Winners

Fastest Preakness Times & Records

Notable Preakness Winners

Some rivalries have emerged from races leading up to the Triple Crown and ultimately in Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes duels.

Duels which include 2016, when Nyquist won the Kentucky Derby just ahead of Exaggerator. Then Exaggerator would turn the tables on Nyquist to splash home to victory on a sloppy Pimlico track. Or when Sunday Silence and Easy Goer engaged in one of the greatest and most memorable stretch runs in Preakness history. Sunday Silence won the 1989 Preakness Stakes by a nose over Easy Goer after also beating him in the Derby by just over 2 lengths. However, Easy Goer would win the Belmont Stakes and prevent Sunday Silence from winning the Triple Crown.

The last several editions of the Preakness have showcased various superstar performances and prolonged the Triple Crown dreams of several of its winners.

Kentucky Derby winners Big Brown (2008), I’ll Have Another (2012), and California Chrome (2014) all kept their Triple Crown dreams alive when repeating two weeks later in the Baltimore, Maryland classic. American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018) did as well, and then succeeded where the others failed, by sweeping the Triple Crown in a Belmont Stakes victory three weeks later.

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming was unable to clinch the 2017 Preakness Stakes, but 2018 Kentucky Derby winner Justify is looks to have a great shot and probable morning line favorite to win. His chances to win the second leg of the Triple Crown seem pretty good against a field most likely sitting under 10 starters at Pimilico. Ten of the last 21 Kentucky Derby winners have gone on to win the Preakness Stakes. 

Other notable Preakness winners and events include filly Swiss Skydiver beating the boys in 2020 (first filly to win since Rachel Alexandra in 2009 and Nellie Morse in 2024), and Derby winner Barbaro tragically breaking down in the Preakness during the 2006 race. In 2019, the Preakness weekend garnered $99.85 million in all-sources wagering. 2019 also boasted record crowds of 131,256 in attendance.

All-Time Preakness Stakes Winner List

YearHorseJockey / TrainerDistance / TimePurse
2020Swiss SkydiverRobby Albarado / Kenneth McPeek1 & 3?16 / 01:53.3$1,000,000
2019War of WillTyler Gaffalione / Mark E. Casse1 & 3/16 / 01:54.3$1,650,000
2018JustifyMike Smith / Bob Baffert1 & 3/16 / 01:55.9$1,500,000
2017Cloud ComputingJavier Castellano / Chad Brown1 & 3/16 / 01:56.0$1,500,000
2016ExaggeratorKent Desormeaux / J. Keith Desormeaux1 & 3/16 / 01:58.3$1,500,000
2015American PharoahVictor Espinoza / Bob Baffert1 & 3/16 / 01:58.5$1,500,000
2014California ChromeVictor Espinoza / Art Sherman1 & 3/16 / 01:54.8$1,500,000
2013OxbowGary Stevens / D. Wayne Lukas1 & 3/16 / 01:57.5$1,000,000
2012I'll Have AnotherMario Gutierrez / Doug O'Neill1 & 3/16 / 01:55.9$1,000,000
2011ShacklefordJesus Castanon / Dale Romans1 & 3/16 / 01:56.5$1,500,000
2010Lookin At LuckyMartin Garcia / Bob Baffert1 & 3/16 / 01:55.5$1,000,000
2009Rachel AlexandraCalvin Borel / Steve Asmussen1 & 3/16 / 01:55.1$1,100,000
2008Big BrownKent Desormeaux / Richard Dutrow1 & 3/16 / 01:54.9$1,000,000
2007CurlinRobby Albarado / Steve Asmussen1 & 3/16 / 01:53.5$1,000,000
2006BernardiniJavier Castellano / Tom Albertrani1 & 3/16 / 01:54.6$1,000,000
2005Afleet AlexJeremy Rose / Timothy Ritchey1 & 3/16 / 01:55.0$1,000,000
2004Smarty JonesStewart Elliott / John Servis1 & 3/16 / 01:55.6$1,000,000
2003Funny CideJose Santos / Barclay Tagg1 & 3/16 / 01:55.6$1,000,000
2002War EmblemVictor Espinoza / Bob Baffert1 & 3/16 / 01:56.4$1,000,000
2001Point GivenGary Stevens / Bob Baffert1 & 3/16 / 01:55.4$1,000,000
2000Red BulletJerry Bailey / Joe Orseno1 & 3/16 / 01:56.0$1,000,000
1999CharismaticChris Antley / D. Wayne Lukas1 & 3/16 / 01:55.2$1,000,000
1998Real QuietKent Desormeaux / Bob Baffert1 & 3/16 / 01:54.6$1,000,000
1997Silver CharmGary Stevens / Bob Baffert1 & 3/16 / 01:54.8$1,000,000
1996Louis QuatorzePat Day / Nick Zito1 & 3/16 / 01:53.4$800,000
1995Timber CountryPat Day / D. Wayne Lukas1 & 3/16 / 01:54.4$750,000
1994Tabasco CatPat Day / D. Wayne Lukas1 & 3/16 / 01:56.4$750,000
1993Prairie BayouMike Smith / Tom Bohannan1 & 3/16 / 01:56.6$750,000
1992Pine BluffChris McCarron / Tom Bohannan1 & 3/16 / 01:55.6$750,000
1991HanselJerry Bailey / Frank L. Brothers1 & 3/16 / 01:54.0$750,000
1990Summer SquallPat Day / Neil J. Howard1 & 3/16 / 01:53.6$750,000
1989Sunday SilencePat Valenzuela / Char.Whittingham1 & 3/16 / 01:53.8$750,000
1988Risen StarEd Delahoussaye / Louie Roussel1 & 3/16 / 01:56.2$700,000
1987AlyshebaChris McCarron / Jack Van Berg1 & 3/16 / 01:55.8$700,000
1986Snow ChiefAlex Solis / Melvin F. Stute1 & 3/16 / 01:54.8$700,000
1985Tank's ProspectPat Day / D. Wayne Lukas1 & 3/16 / 01:53.4$700,000
1984Gate DancerAngel Cordero / Jack Van Berg1 & 3/16 / 01:53.6$400,000
1983Deputed TestamonyDonnie Miller Jr. / J. William Boniface1 & 3/16 / 01:55.4$400,000
1982Aloma's RulerJack Kaenel / John J. Lenzini Jr.1 & 3/16 / 01:55.4$350,000
1981Pleasant ColonyJorge Velásquez / John P. Campo1 & 3/16 / 01:54.6$350,000
1980CodexAngel Cordero / D. Wayne Lukas1 & 3/16 / 01:54.2$300,000
1979Spectacular BidRonnie Franklin / Bud Delp1 & 3/16 / 01:54.2$300,000
1978AffirmedSteve Cauthen / Laz Barrera1 & 3/16 / 01:54.4$250,000
1977Seattle SlewJean Cruguet / Bill Turner1 & 3/16 / 01:54.4$250,000
1976ElocutionistJohn Lively / Paul T. Adwell1 & 3/16 / 01:55.0$250,000
1975Master DerbyDarrel McHargue / Smiley Adams1 & 3/16 / 01:56.4$250,000
1974Little CurrentMiguel A. Rivera / Lou Rondinello1 & 3/16 / 01:54.6$250,000
1973SecretariatRon Turcotte / Lucien Laurin1 & 3/16 / 01:53.0$250,000
1972Bee Bee BeeEldon Nelson / Del W. Carroll1 & 3/16 / 01:55.6$250,000
1971Canonero IIGustavo Ávila / Juan Arias1 & 3/16 / 01:54.0$250,000
1970PersonalityEddie Belmonte / John W. Jacobs1 & 3/16 / 01:56.2$200,000
1969Majestic PrinceBill Hartack / Johnny Longden1 & 3/16 / 01:55.6$200,000
1968Forward PassIsmael Valenzuela / Henry Forrest1 & 3/16 / 01:56.8$200,000
1967DamascusBill Shoemaker / Frank Whiteley1 & 3/16 / 01:55.2$200,000
1966Kauai KingDon Brumfield / Henry Forrest1 & 3/16 / 01:55.4$200,000
1965Tom RolfeRon Turcotte / Frank Whiteley1 & 3/16 / 01:56.2$200,000
1964Northern DancerBill Hartack / Horatio Luro1 & 3/16 / 01:56.8$200,000
1963Candy SpotsBill Shoemaker / Mesh Tenney1 & 3/16 / 01:56.2$200,000
1962Greek MoneyJohn L. Rotz / Virgil W. Raines1 & 3/16 / 01:56.2$200,000
1961Carry BackJohnny Sellers / Jack A. Price1 & 3/16 / 01:57.6$200,000
1960Bally AcheBobby Ussery / Jimmy Pitt1 & 3/16 / 01:57.6$250,000
1959Royal OrbitWilliam Harmatz / Reggie Cornell1 & 3/16 / 01:57.0$250,000
1958Tim TamIsmael Valenzuela / Horace A. Jones1 & 3/16 / 01:57.2$165,000
1957Bold RulerEddie Arcaro / Jim Fitzsimmons1 & 3/16 / 01:56.2$110,000
1956FabiusBill Hartack / Horace A. Jones1 & 3/16 / 01:58.4$150,000
1955NashuaEddie Arcaro / Jim Fitzsimmons1 & 3/16 / 01:54.6$110,000
1954Hasty RoadJohn H. Adams / Harry Trotsek1 & 3/16 / 01:57.4$150,000
1953Native DancerEric Guerin / Bill Winfrey1 & 3/16 / 01:57.8$110,000
1952Blue ManConn McCreary / Woody Stephens1 & 3/16 / 01:57.4$150,000
1951BoldEddie Arcaro / Preston M. Burch1 & 3/16 / 01:56.4$150,000
1950Hill PrinceEddie Arcaro / Casey Hayes1 & 3/16 / 01:59.2$100,000
1949CapotTed Atkinson / John M. Gaver Sr.1 & 3/16 / 01:56.0$150,000
1948CitationEddie Arcaro / Horace A. Jones1 & 3/16 / 02:02.4$160,000
1947FaultlessDouglas Dodson / Horace A. Jones1 & 3/16 / 01:59.0$160,000
1946AssaultWarren Mehrtens / Max Hirsch1 & 3/16 / 02:01.4$160,000
1945PolynesianWayne D. Wright / Morris H. Dixon1 & 3/16 / 01:58.8$110,000
1944PensiveConn McCreary / Ben A. Jones1 & 3/16 / 01:59.2$100,000
1943Count FleetJohnny Longden / Don Cameron1 & 3/16 / 01:57.4$75,000
1942AlsabBasil James / Sarge Swenke1 & 3/16 / 01:57.0$100,000
1941WhirlawayEddie Arcaro / Ben A. Jones1 & 3/16 / 01:58.8$75,000
1940BimelechFred A. Smith / William A. Hurley1 & 3/16 / 01:58.6$75,000
1939ChalledonGeorge Seabo / Louis Schaefer1 & 3/16 / 01:59.8$75,000
1938DauberMaurice Peters / Richard E. Handlen1 & 3/16 / 01:59.8$75,000
1937War AdmiralCharley Kurtsinger / George Conway1 & 3/16 / 01:58.4$75,000
1936Bold VentureGeorge Woolf / Max Hirsch1 & 3/16 / 01:59.0$50,000
1935OmahaWillie Saunders / Jim Fitzsimmons1 & 3/16 / 01:58.4$50,000
1934High QuestRobert Jones / Robert Augustus Smith1 & 3/16 / 01:58.2$50,000
1933Head PlayCharley Kurtsinger / Thomas P. Hayes1 & 3/16 / 02:02.0$50,000
1932Burgoo KingEugene James / H. J. Thompson1 & 3/16 / 01:59.8$90,000
1931MateGeorge Ellis / James W. Healy1 & 3/16 / 01:59.0$90,000
1930Gallant FoxEarl Sande / Jim Fitzsimmons1 & 3/16 / 02:00.6$90,000
1929Dr. FreelandLouis Schaefer / Thomas J. Healey1 & 3/16 / 02:01.6$90,000
1928VictorianRaymond Workman / James G. Rowe Jr.1 & 3/16 / 02:00.2$90,000
1927BostonianWhitey Abel / Fred Hopkins1 & 3/16 / 02:01.6$100,000
1926DisplayJohn Maiben / Thomas J. Healey1 & 3/16 / 01:59.8$90,000
1925CoventryClarence Kummer / William B. Duke1 & 3/16 / 01:59.0$90,000
1924Nellie MorseJohn Merimee / Albert B. Gordon1 & 1/8 / 01:57.2$90,000
1923VigilBenny Marinelli / Thomas J. Healey1 & 1/8 / 01:53.6$90,000
1922PilloryLouis Morris / Thomas J. Healey1 & 1/8 / 01:51.6$90,000
1921BroomspunFrank Coltiletti / James G. Rowe Sr.1 & 1/8 / 01:54.2$75,000
1920Man o' WarClarence Kummer / Louis Feustel1 & 1/8 / 01:51.6$40,000
1919Sir BartonJohnny Loftus / H. Guy Bedwell1 & 1/8 / 01:53.0$40,000
1918War CloudJohnny Loftus / Walter B. Jennings1 & 1/8 / 01:53.6$20,000
1918Jack Hare Jr.Charles Peak / Frank D. Weir1 & 1/8 / 01:53.4$20,000
1917KalitanEverett Haynes / Bill Hurley1 & 1/8 / 01:54.4$7,500
1916DamroschLinus McAtee / Albert G. Weston1 & 1/8 / 01:54.8$2,000
1915Rhine MaidenDouglas Hoffman / Frank Devers1 & 1/8 / 01:58.0$2,000
1914HolidayAndy Schuttinger / J. Simon Healy1 & 1/8 / 01:53.8$2,000
1913BuskinJames Butwell / John Whalen1 & 1/8 / 01:53.4$3,000
1912Colonel HollowayClarence Turner / Dave Woodford1 & 1/8 / 01:56.6$2,500
1911WatervaleEddie Dugan / John Whalen1 & 1/8 / 01:51.0$4,500
1910LayminsterRoy Estep / J. Simon Healy1 mile / 01:40.6$5,500
1909EffendiWillie Doyle / Frank C. Frisbie1 mile / 01:39.8$5,500
1908Royal TouristEddie Dugan / A. Jack Joyner1 & 1/16 / 01:46.4$4,000
1907Don EnriqueGeorge Mountain / A. Jack Joyner1 mile 70 yards / 01:45.4$3,800
1906WhimsicalWalter Miller / Tim J. Gaynor1 mile 70 yards / 01:45.0$3,800
1905CairngormWillie Davis / A. Jack Joyner1 mile 70 yards / 01:45.8$3,600
1904Bryn MawrGene Hildebrand / W. Fred Presgrave1 mile 70 yards / 01:44.2$3,800
1903FlocarlineWilliam Gannon / Henry C. Riddle1 mile 70 yards / 01:44.8$3,000
1902Old EnglandLee Jackson / Green B. Morris1 mile 70 yards / 01:45.8$3,750
1901The ParaderFrank Landry / Thomas J. Healey1 mile 70 yards / 01:47.2$2,650
1900HindusHenry Spencer / John H. Morris1 & 1/16 / 01:48.4$3,000
1899Half TimeRichard Clawson / Frank McCabe1 & 1/16 / 01:47.0$2,500
1898Sly FoxWillie Simms / Hardy Campbell Jr.1 & 1/16 / 01:49.8$2,400
1897Paul KauvarT. Thorpe / Thomas P. Hayes1 & 1/16 / 01:51.3$2,400
1896MargraveHenry Griffin / Byron McClelland1 & 1/16 / 01:51.0$2,250
1895BelmarFred Taral / Edward Feakes1 & 1/16 / 01:50.5$2,250
1894AssigneeFred Taral / William Lakeland1 & 1/16 / 01:49.3$3,000
1893no race held
1892no race held
1891no race held
1890MontagueWillie Martin / Edward Feakes1 & 1/2 / 02:36.7$2,000
1889BuddhistGeorge Anderson / John W. Rogers1 & 1/4 / 02:17.5$2,000
1888RefundFred Littlefield / R. W. Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:49.0$2,000
1887DunboyneWilliam Donohue / William Jennings Sr.1 & 1/2 / 02:39.5$2,500
1886The BardSam H. Fisher / John Huggins1 & 1/2 / 02:45.0$3,000
1885TecumsehJim McLaughlin / Charles S. Littlefield1 & 1/2 / 02:49.0$3,000
1884Knight of EllerslieSam H. Fisher / Thomas Doswell1 & 1/2 / 02:39.5$3,000
1883JacobusGeorge Barbee / Richard Dwyer1 & 1/2 / 02:42.5$2,500
1882VanguardTom Costello / R. W. Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:44.5$2,000
1881SauntererTom Costello / R. W. Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:40.5$3,000
1880GrenadaLloyd Hughes / R. W. Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:40.5$3,000
1879HaroldLloyd Hughes / R. W. Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:40.5$4,000
1878Duke of MagentaCyrus Holloway / R. W. Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:41.8$3,500
1877CloverbrookCyrus Holloway / Jeter Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:45.5$2,500
1876ShirleyGeorge Barbee / William Brown1 & 1/2 / 02:44.8$3,000
1875Tom OchiltreeLloyd Hughes / R. W. Walden1 & 1/2 / 02:43.5$3,000
1874CulpepperWilliam Donohue / Hugh Gaffney1 & 1/2 / 02:56.5$3,000
1873SurvivorGeorge Barbee / A. Davis Pryor1 & 1/2 / 02:43.0$3,000