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Preakness Stakes 2011: Shackleford Outruns Animal Kingdom

Shackleford held off a hard-charging Animal Kingdom to win the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. Shackleford's victory denied Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom a chance to race for the Triple Crown, and denied the Belmont Stakes a shot at a historic race. No horse has won the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.

Shackleford, with jockey Jesus Castanon aboard, went wire-to-wire for the victory. Animal Kingdom charged from near the back of the pack down the final stretch, but came up about three-quarters of a length short of a shot at history.

Here is the final order of finish:

  1. Shackleford
  2. Animal Kingdom
  3. Astrology
  4. Dialed In
  5. Dance City
  6. Mucho Macho Man
  7. King Congie
  8. Mr. Commons
  9. Isn't He Perfect
  10. Concealed Identity
  11. Norman Asbjornson
  12. Sway Away
  13. Midnight Interlude
  14. Flashpoint

Shackleford paid $27.20 to win. See complete payouts.

The Belmont Stakes will be run June 11.

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