|Grade I race|
|Location||Pimlico Race Course|
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
|Inaugurated||May 27, 1873 (148 years ago)|
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1+3⁄16 miles (9.5 furlongs)|
|Weight||Colt/Gelding: 126 pounds (57 kg)|
Filly: 121 pounds (55 kg)
The Preakness Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs (1+3⁄16 miles (1,900 m)) on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 pounds (55 kg). It is the second jewel of the Triple Crown, held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.
First run in 1873, the Preakness Stakes was named by a former Maryland governor after the colt who won the first Dinner Party Stakes at Pimlico. The race has been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Maryland's state flower is placed across the withers of the winning colt or filly. Attendance at the Preakness Stakes ranks second in North America among equestrian events, surpassed only by the Kentucky Derby.
Two years before the Kentucky Derby was run for the first time, Pimlico introduced its new stakes race for three-year-olds, the Preakness, during its first-ever spring race meet in 1873. Then Maryland governor Oden Bowie named the then mile and one-half (2.41 km) race in honor of the colt Preakness from Milton Holbrook Sanford's Preakness Stud in Preakness, Wayne Township, New Jersey, who won the Dinner Party Stakes on the day Pimlico opened (October 25, 1870). The New Jersey name was said to have come from the Native American name Pra-qua-les ("Quail Woods") for the area. After Preakness won the Dinner Party Stakes, his jockey, Billy Hayward, untied a silk bag of gold coins that hung from a wire stretched across the track from the judges' stand. This was the supposed way that the "wire" at the finish line was introduced and how the awarding of "purse" money came to be. In reality, the term "purse", meaning prize money, had been in use for well over a century.
The first Preakness, held on May 27, 1873, drew seven starters. John Chamberlain's three-year-old, Survivor, collected the $2,050 winning purse by galloping home easily by 10 lengths. This was the largest margin of victory until 2004, when Smarty Jones won by 11 1/2 lengths.
In 1890, Morris Park Racecourse in the Bronx, New York hosted the Preakness Stakes. This race was run under handicap conditions, and the age restriction was lifted. The race was won by a five-year-old horse named Montague. After 1890, there was no race run for three years. For the 15 years from 1894 through 1908, the race was held at Gravesend Race Track on Coney Island, New York. In 1909 it returned to Pimlico.
Seven editions of the Preakness Stakes have been run under handicap conditions, in which more accomplished or favored horses are assigned to carry heavier weight. It was first run under these conditions in 1890 and again in the years 1910-1915. During these years, the race was known as the Preakness Handicap.
In March 2009 Magna Entertainment Corp., which owns Pimlico, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy thus throwing open the possibility the Stakes could move again. On April 13, 2009, the Maryland Legislature approved a plan to buy the Stakes and the Pimlico course if Magna Entertainment cannot find a buyer.
Attendance at the Preakness Stakes ranks second in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Belmont Stakes, the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Oaks. The attendance of the Preakness Stakes typically only trails the Kentucky Derby, for more information see American thoroughbred racing top attended events.
In February 2017, the Maryland Stadium Authority released the first phase of a study saying that Pimlico needed $250 million in renovations. As of May of that year, no one showed interest in financing the work. The Stronach Group, owner of Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, was only interested in moving the Preakness Stakes to Laurel Park unless someone else financed work on Pimlico.
In October 2019, The Stronach Group reached an agreement in principle with the city of Baltimore and groups representing Maryland horsemen that would permanently keep the Preakness at Pimlico. As part of the agreement, Pimlico's grandstand would be demolished and replaced with a smaller structure, and temporary seating would be added to handle the attendance during Preakness week. The Racing and Community Development Act, approved by the Maryland state legislature in May 2020, allows the Maryland Stadium Authority to issue $375 million in bonds for the renovation of both Stronach Group tracks.
The 145th running of the Preakness Stakes was held on Saturday, October 3, 2020, a delay resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak earlier in the year, and setting the year's contest four weeks after the also-delayed Kentucky Derby. It was held without spectators for health reasons because of the outbreak.
The Preakness is the second leg in American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series and almost always attracts the Kentucky Derby winner, some of the other horses that ran in the Derby, and often a few horses that did not start in the Derby. The Preakness is 1+3⁄16 miles, or 9+1⁄2 furlongs (1.88 km), compared to the Kentucky Derby, which is 1+1⁄4 miles / 10 furlongs (2 km). It is followed by the third leg, the Belmont Stakes, which is 1+1⁄2 miles / 12 furlongs (2.4 km).
Since 1932, the order of Triple Crown races has the Kentucky Derby first, followed by the Preakness Stakes and then the Belmont Stakes. Prior to 1932, the Preakness was run before the Derby eleven times. On May 12, 1917, and again on May 13, 1922, the Preakness and the Derby were run on the same day.
To date, the Preakness is run on the third Saturday in May, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes. Consequently, the race is run no earlier than May 15, and no later than May 21. One exception is 2020, as that race was run in early October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Traditionally, just after the horses for the Preakness were called to the post, the audience was invited to sing the third verse of "Maryland, My Maryland", the official state song of Maryland. For many years, the Baltimore Colts' Marching Band would lead the song from the infield; in later years, it was sung by the United States Naval Academy Glee Club. Use of the song was discontinued as of the 2020 edition of the race--the song "which celebrates the Confederacy, is considered by some to be racist".
As soon as the Preakness winner has been declared official, a painter climbs a ladder to the top of a replica of the Old Clubhouse cupola. The colors of the victorious owner's silks are applied on the jockey and horse that are part of the weather vane atop the infield structure. The practice began in 1909 when a horse and rider weather vane sat atop the old Members' Clubhouse, which was constructed when Pimlico opened in 1870. The Victorian building was destroyed by fire in June 1966. A replica of the old building's cupola was built to stand in the Preakness winner's circle in the infield.
A blanket of yellow flowers daubed with black lacquer to recreate the appearance of a black-eyed Susan is placed around the winning horse's neck at this time, and a replica of the Woodlawn Vase is given to the winning horse's owner. Should that horse have also won the Kentucky Derby, speculation and excitement immediately begin to mount as to whether that horse will go on to win the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing at the Belmont Stakes in June.
In 1917, the first Woodlawn Vase was awarded to the Preakness winner, who was not allowed to keep it. Eventually, a half-size reproduction of the trophy was given to winners to keep permanently. The original trophy is kept at the Baltimore Museum of Art and brought to the race each year under guard, for the winner's presentation ceremony.
In 1940, it was proposed to drape the winning horse in a garland of the Maryland State flower, Rudbeckia hirta, commonly called black-eyed Susans. This posed a problem, as the race is run nearly two months before the flowers come into bloom in late June or July. At first, yellow Viking daisies were painted to resemble black-eyed Susans. Painted flowers have been discontinued since the first decade of the current millennium and viking poms, a member of the chrysanthemum family, are now used. Although the Preakness is sometimes referred to as "the race for the black-eyed Susans", no black-eyed Susan is ever used.
In 1918, 26 horses entered the race, and it was run in two divisions, providing for two winners that year. Currently, the race is limited to 14 horses.
In 1948, the Preakness was televised for the first time by CBS.
The Preakness has been run at seven different distances:
At its inauguration in 1873, the Preakness carried a value of $1,000. The first major increase occurred in 1919 when the race had a $25,000 value. It climbed to $100,000 in 1946 and in 1959 was raised to $150,000. Subsequent increases occurred from 1979 to 1989, when the purse rose four times from $200,000 to $500,000, before going to $1 million in 1997. On December 12, 2013, the Maryland Jockey Club announced for the 2014 running of the Preakness, the purse would be increased from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000.
The race has had something of a party atmosphere in the past, especially in the infield, which is general admission. The course had a "bring your own booze" policy until 2009, formerly including kegs of beer but in the 2000s restricted to all the beer cans a person could carry in a cooler. However, despite crowds in excess of 100,000, the BYOB policy was canceled in 2009 after videos of intoxicated people running along the tops of lines of portable toilets while being pelted by beer cans reached a large audience.
In 2009, with the alcohol ban, race attendance dropped to 77,850 after topping 100,000 for eight consecutive years. In 2010, and the Maryland Jockey Club responded with a new event called "InfieldFest" with performances by musical acts, the "Mug Club", which included an infield ticket and an unlimited-refill beer mug, and a mascot named "Kegasus", a play on keg and pegasus (though actually a centaur). The much-derided Kegasus was retired in 2013. In 2010, ticket sales had recovered to 95,760 and have since stayed high.
Secretariat, the 1973 winner (and ultimately Triple Crown winner) was originally credited with a running time of 1:55. Two Daily Racing Form clockers, however, had timed Secretariat's Preakness in 1:53 3⁄5, which would be a new stakes record. A hearing was held over the time discrepancy, where a video replay showed Secretariat reached the wire faster than Canonero II, the then-current record holder, but instead of giving Secretariat the record, the Maryland Jockey Club decided to split the difference and make its official time that of Pimlico's clocker, who had timed the race in 1:54 2⁄5. The matter was finally resolved in June 2012, when a meeting of the Maryland Racing Commission unanimously ruled to change Secretariat's final time to 1:53 based on testimony and analysis of the race replays. Consequently, Secretariat holds the current official record for all three Triple Crown races.
Margin of Victory:
Most wins by a jockey:
Most wins by a trainer:
Most wins by an owner:
Six fillies have won the Preakness:
Triple Crown winners are in bold.
|2021||Rombauer||Flavien Prat||Michael W. McCarthy||Diane & John Fradkin||1+3⁄16||1:53.62||$1,000,000|||
|2020||Swiss Skydiver +||Robby Albarado||Kenneth McPeek||Peter J. Callahan||1+3⁄16||1:53.28||$1,000,000|||
|2019||War of Will||Tyler Gaffalione||Mark E. Casse||Gary Barber||1+3⁄16||1:54.34||$1,650,000|||
|2018||Justify||Mike Smith||Bob Baffert||WinStar Farm/China Horse Club||1+3⁄16||1:55.93||$1,500,000|||
|2017||Cloud Computing||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||Klaravich Stables & William Lawrence||1+3⁄16||1:55.98||$1,500,000|||
|2016||Exaggerator||Kent Desormeaux||J. Keith Desormeaux||Big Chief Racing LLC et al.||1+3⁄16||1:58.31||$1,500,000|||
|2015||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert||Zayat Stables, LLC||1+3⁄16||1:58.46||$1,500,000|||
|2014||California Chrome||Victor Espinoza||Art Sherman||Steve Coburn & Perry Martin||1+3⁄16||1:54.84||$1,500,000|||
|2013||Oxbow||Gary Stevens||D. Wayne Lukas||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||1:57.54||$1,000,000|||
|2012||I'll Have Another||Mario Gutierrez||Doug O'Neill||J. Paul Reddam||1+3⁄16||1:55.94||$1,000,000|||
|2011||Shackleford||Jesus Castanon||Dale Romans||Mike Lauffer & William D. Cubbedge||1+3⁄16||1:56.47||$1,500,000|||
|2010||Lookin At Lucky||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert||Michael Pegram||1+3⁄16||1:55.47||$1,000,000|||
|2009||Rachel Alexandra +||Calvin Borel||Steve Asmussen||Stonestreet Stab. & Harold T. McCormick||1+3⁄16||1:55.08||$1,100,000|||
|2008||Big Brown||Kent Desormeaux||Richard Dutrow||IEAH Stables & Paul Pompa||1+3⁄16||1:54.86||$1,000,000|||
|2007||Curlin||Robby Albarado||Steve Asmussen||Stonestreet Stables||1+3⁄16||1:53.46||$1,000,000|||
|2006||Bernardini||Javier Castellano||Tom Albertrani||Darley Stables||1+3⁄16||1:54.65||$1,000,000|||
|2005||Afleet Alex||Jeremy Rose||Timothy Ritchey||Cash Is King Stable||1+3⁄16||1:55.04||$1,000,000|||
|2004||Smarty Jones||Stewart Elliott||John Servis||Someday Farm||1+3⁄16||1:55.59||$1,000,000|||
|2003||Funny Cide||Jose Santos||Barclay Tagg||Sackatoga Stable||1+3⁄16||1:55.61||$1,000,000|||
|2002||War Emblem||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert||The Thoroughbred Corp.||1+3⁄16||1:56.40||$1,000,000|||
|2001||Point Given||Gary Stevens||Bob Baffert||The Thoroughbred Corp.||1+3⁄16||1:55.40||$1,000,000|||
|2000||Red Bullet||Jerry Bailey||Joe Orseno||Stronach Stables||1+3⁄16||1:56.00||$1,000,000|||
|1999||Charismatic||Chris Antley||D. Wayne Lukas||Bob & Beverly Lewis||1+3⁄16||1:55.20||$1,000,000|||
|1998||Real Quiet||Kent Desormeaux||Bob Baffert||Michael Pegram||1+3⁄16||1:54.60||$1,000,000|||
|1997||Silver Charm||Gary Stevens||Bob Baffert||Bob & Beverly Lewis||1+3⁄16||1:54.80||$1,000,000|||
|1996||Louis Quatorze||Pat Day||Nick Zito||Condren/Cornacchia/Hofmann||1+3⁄16||1:53.40||$800,000|||
|1995||Timber Country||Pat Day||D. Wayne Lukas||Overbrook/Lewis/Gainesway||1+3⁄16||1:54.40||$750,000|||
|1994||Tabasco Cat||Pat Day||D. Wayne Lukas||D. P. Reynolds & Overbrook||1+3⁄16||1:56.40||$750,000|||
|1993||Prairie Bayou||Mike Smith||Tom Bohannan||Loblolly Stable||1+3⁄16||1:56.60||$750,000|||
|1992||Pine Bluff||Chris McCarron||Tom Bohannan||Loblolly Stable||1+3⁄16||1:55.60||$750,000|||
|1991||Hansel||Jerry Bailey||Frank L. Brothers||Lazy Lane Farms||1+3⁄16||1:54.00||$750,000|||
|1990||Summer Squall||Pat Day||Neil J. Howard||Dogwood Stable||1+3⁄16||1:53.60||$750,000|
|1989||Sunday Silence||Pat Valenzuela||Char.Whittingham||H-G-W Partners||1+3⁄16||1:53.80||$750,000|
|1988||Risen Star||Ed Delahoussaye||Louie Roussel||Louie Roussel & R. Lamarque||1+3⁄16||1:56.20||$700,000|
|1987||Alysheba||Chris McCarron||Jack Van Berg||Dorothy Scharbauer||1+3⁄16||1:55.80||$700,000|
|1986||Snow Chief||Alex Solis||Melvin F. Stute||Carl Grinstead||1+3⁄16||1:54.80||$700,000|
|1985||Tank's Prospect||Pat Day||D. Wayne Lukas||Eugene V. Klein||1+3⁄16||1:53.40||$700,000|
|1984||Gate Dancer||Angel Cordero||Jack Van Berg||Kenneth Opstein||1+3⁄16||1:53.60||$400,000|
|1983||Deputed Testamony||Donnie Miller Jr.||J. William Boniface||Bonita Farm||1+3⁄16||1:55.40||$400,000|
|1982||Aloma's Ruler||Jack Kaenel||John J. Lenzini Jr.||Nathan Scherr||1+3⁄16||1:55.40||$350,000|
|1981||Pleasant Colony||Jorge Velásquez||John P. Campo||Buckland Farm||1+3⁄16||1:54.60||$350,000|
|1980||Codex||Angel Cordero||D. Wayne Lukas||Tartan Stable||1+3⁄16||1:54.20||$300,000|
|1979||Spectacular Bid||Ronnie Franklin||Bud Delp||Hawksworth Farm||1+3⁄16||1:54.20||$300,000|
|1978||Affirmed||Steve Cauthen||Laz Barrera||Harbor View Farm||1+3⁄16||1:54.40||$250,000|
|1977||Seattle Slew||Jean Cruguet||Bill Turner||Karen L. Taylor||1+3⁄16||1:54.40||$250,000|
|1976||Elocutionist||John Lively||Paul T. Adwell||Eugene C. Cashman||1+3⁄16||1:55.00||$250,000|
|1975||Master Derby||Darrel McHargue||Smiley Adams||Golden Chance Farm||1+3⁄16||1:56.40||$250,000|
|1974||Little Current||Miguel A. Rivera||Lou Rondinello||Darby Dan Farm||1+3⁄16||1:54.60||$250,000|
|1973||Secretariat||Ron Turcotte||Lucien Laurin||Meadow Stable||1+3⁄16||1:53.00||$250,000|
|1972||Bee Bee Bee||Eldon Nelson||Del W. Carroll||William S. Farish III||1+3⁄16||1:55.60||$250,000|
|1971||Canonero II||Gustavo Ávila||Juan Arias||Edgar Caibett||1+3⁄16||1:54.00||$250,000|
|1970||Personality||Eddie Belmonte||John W. Jacobs||Ethel D. Jacobs||1+3⁄16||1:56.20||$200,000|
|1969||Majestic Prince||Bill Hartack||Johnny Longden||Frank M. McMahon||1+3⁄16||1:55.60||$200,000|
|1968||Forward Pass||Ismael Valenzuela||Henry Forrest||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||1:56.80||$200,000|
|1967||Damascus||Bill Shoemaker||Frank Whiteley||Edith W. Bancroft||1+3⁄16||1:55.20||$200,000|
|1966||Kauai King||Don Brumfield||Henry Forrest||Ford Stable (Mike Ford)||1+3⁄16||1:55.40||$200,000|
|1965||Tom Rolfe||Ron Turcotte||Frank Whiteley||Powhatan Stable||1+3⁄16||1:56.20||$200,000|
|1964||Northern Dancer||Bill Hartack||Horatio Luro||Windfields Farm||1+3⁄16||1:56.80||$200,000|
|1963||Candy Spots||Bill Shoemaker||Mesh Tenney||Rex C. Ellsworth||1+3⁄16||1:56.20||$200,000|
|1962||Greek Money||John L. Rotz||Virgil W. Raines||Brandywine Stable||1+3⁄16||1:56.20||$200,000|
|1961||Carry Back||Johnny Sellers||Jack A. Price||Katherine Price||1+3⁄16||1:57.60||$200,000|
|1960||Bally Ache||Bobby Ussery||Jimmy Pitt||Turfland||1+3⁄16||1:57.60||$250,000|
|1959||Royal Orbit||William Harmatz||Reggie Cornell||Halina Gregory Braunstein||1+3⁄16||1:57.00||$250,000|
|1958||Tim Tam||Ismael Valenzuela||Horace A. Jones||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||1:57.20||$165,000|
|1957||Bold Ruler||Eddie Arcaro||Jim Fitzsimmons||Wheatley Stable||1+3⁄16||1:56.20||$110,000|
|1956||Fabius||Bill Hartack||Horace A. Jones||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||1:58.40||$150,000|
|1955||Nashua||Eddie Arcaro||Jim Fitzsimmons||Belair Stud||1+3⁄16||1:54.60||$110,000|
|1954||Hasty Road||John H. Adams||Harry Trotsek||Hasty House Farm||1+3⁄16||1:57.40||$150,000|
|1953||Native Dancer||Eric Guerin||Bill Winfrey||Alfred G. Vanderbilt II||1+3⁄16||1:57.80||$110,000|
|1952||Blue Man||Conn McCreary||Woody Stephens||White Oak Stable||1+3⁄16||1:57.40||$150,000|
|1951||Bold||Eddie Arcaro||Preston M. Burch||Brookmeade Stable||1+3⁄16||1:56.40||$150,000|
|1950||Hill Prince||Eddie Arcaro||Casey Hayes||Christopher Chenery||1+3⁄16||1:59.20||$100,000|
|1949||Capot||Ted Atkinson||John M. Gaver Sr.||Greentree Stable||1+3⁄16||1:56.00||$150,000|
|1948||Citation||Eddie Arcaro||Horace A. Jones||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||2:02.40||$160,000|
|1947||Faultless||Douglas Dodson||Horace A. Jones||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||1:59.00||$160,000|
|1946||Assault||Warren Mehrtens||Max Hirsch||King Ranch||1+3⁄16||2:01.40||$160,000|
|1945||Polynesian||Wayne D. Wright||Morris H. Dixon||Gertrude T. Widener||1+3⁄16||1:58.80||$110,000|
|1944||Pensive||Conn McCreary||Ben A. Jones||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||1:59.20||$100,000|
|1943||Count Fleet||Johnny Longden||Don Cameron||Fannie Hertz||1+3⁄16||1:57.40||$75,000|
|1942||Alsab||Basil James||Sarge Swenke||Mrs. Albert Sabath||1+3⁄16||1:57.00||$100,000|
|1941||Whirlaway||Eddie Arcaro||Ben A. Jones||Calumet Farm||1+3⁄16||1:58.80||$75,000|
|1940||Bimelech||Fred A. Smith||William A. Hurley||Edward R. Bradley||1+3⁄16||1:58.60||$75,000|
|1939||Challedon||George Seabo||Louis Schaefer||William L. Brann||1+3⁄16||1:59.80||$75,000|
|1938||Dauber||Maurice Peters||Richard E. Handlen||Foxcatcher Farms||1+3⁄16||1:59.80||$75,000|
|1937||War Admiral||Charley Kurtsinger||George Conway||Glen Riddle Farm||1+3⁄16||1:58.40||$75,000|
|1936||Bold Venture||George Woolf||Max Hirsch||Morton L. Schwartz||1+3⁄16||1:59.00||$50,000|
|1935||Omaha||Willie Saunders||Jim Fitzsimmons||Belair Stud||1+3⁄16||1:58.40||$50,000|
|1934||High Quest||Robert Jones||Robert Augustus Smith||Brookmeade Stable||1+3⁄16||1:58.20||$50,000|
|1933||Head Play||Charley Kurtsinger||Thomas P. Hayes||Suzanne Mason||1+3⁄16||2:02.00||$50,000|
|1932||Burgoo King||Eugene James||H. J. Thompson||Edward R. Bradley||1+3⁄16||1:59.80||$90,000|
|1931||Mate||George Ellis||James W. Healy||Albert C. Bostwick Jr.||1+3⁄16||1:59.00||$90,000|
|1930||Gallant Fox||Earl Sande||Jim Fitzsimmons||Belair Stud||1+3⁄16||2:00.60||$90,000|
|1929||Dr. Freeland||Louis Schaefer||Thomas J. Healey||Walter J. Salmon Sr.||1+3⁄16||2:01.60||$90,000|
|1928||Victorian||Raymond Workman||James G. Rowe Jr.||Harry P. Whitney||1+3⁄16||2:00.20||$90,000|
|1927||Bostonian||Whitey Abel||Fred Hopkins||Harry P. Whitney||1+3⁄16||2:01.60||$100,000|
|1926||Display||John Maiben||Thomas J. Healey||Walter J. Salmon Sr.||1+3⁄16||1:59.80||$90,000|
|1925||Coventry||Clarence Kummer||William B. Duke||Gifford A. Cochran||1+3⁄16||1:59.00||$90,000|
|1924||Nellie Morse +||John Merimee||Albert B. Gordon||Bud Fisher||1+1⁄8||1:57.20||$90,000|
|1923||Vigil||Benny Marinelli||Thomas J. Healey||Walter J. Salmon Sr.||1+1⁄8||1:53.60||$90,000|
|1922||Pillory||Louis Morris||Thomas J. Healey||Richard T. Wilson Jr.||1+1⁄8||1:51.60||$90,000|
|1921||Broomspun||Frank Coltiletti||James G. Rowe Sr.||Harry P. Whitney||1+1⁄8||1:54.20||$75,000|
|1920||Man o' War||Clarence Kummer||Louis Feustel||Glen Riddle Farm||1+1⁄8||1:51.60||$40,000|
|1919||Sir Barton||Johnny Loftus||H. Guy Bedwell||J. K. L. Ross||1+1⁄8||1:53.00||$40,000|
|1918||War Cloud||Johnny Loftus||Walter B. Jennings||A. Kingsley Macomber||1+1⁄8||1:53.60||$20,000|
|1918||Jack Hare Jr.||Charles Peak||Frank D. Weir||William E. Applegate||1+1⁄8||1:53.40||$20,000|
|1917||Kalitan||Everett Haynes||Bill Hurley||Edward R. Bradley||1+1⁄8||1:54.40||$7,500|
|1916||Damrosch||Linus McAtee||Albert G. Weston||J. K. L. Ross||1+1⁄8||1:54.80||$2,000|
|1915||Rhine Maiden +||Douglas Hoffman||Frank Devers||Edward F. Whitney||1+1⁄8||1:58.00||$2,000|
|1914||Holiday||Andy Schuttinger||J. Simon Healy||Mrs. Archibald Barklie||1+1⁄8||1:53.80||$2,000|
|1913||Buskin||James Butwell||John Whalen||John Whalen||1+1⁄8||1:53.40||$3,000|
|1912||Colonel Holloway||Clarence Turner||Dave Woodford||Beverwyck Stable||1+1⁄8||1:56.60||$2,500|
|1911||Watervale||Eddie Dugan||John Whalen||August Belmont Jr.||1+1⁄8||1:51.00||$4,500|
|1910||Layminster||Roy Estep||J. Simon Healy||Edward B. Cassatt||1 mile||1:40.60||$5,500|
|1909||Effendi||Willie Doyle||Frank C. Frisbie||W. T. Ryan||1 mile||1:39.80||$5,500|
|1908||Royal Tourist||Eddie Dugan||A. Jack Joyner||Harry P. Whitney||1+1⁄16||1:46.40||$4,000|
|1907||Don Enrique||George Mountain||A. Jack Joyner||August Belmont Jr.||1 mile 70 yards||1:45.40||$3,800|
|1906||Whimsical +||Walter Miller||Tim J. Gaynor||Tim J. Gaynor||1 mile 70 yards||1:45.00||$3,800|
|1905||Cairngorm||Willie Davis||A. Jack Joyner||Sydney Paget||1 mile 70 yards||1:45.80||$3,600|
|1904||Bryn Mawr||Gene Hildebrand||W. Fred Presgrave||Goughacres Stable||1 mile 70 yards||1:44.20||$3,800|
|1903||Flocarline +||William Gannon||Henry C. Riddle||Myron H. Tichenor||1 mile 70 yards||1:44.80||$3,000|
|1902||Old England||Lee Jackson||Green B. Morris||Green B. Morris||1 mile 70 yards||1:45.80||$3,750|
|1901||The Parader||Frank Landry||Thomas J. Healey||Richard T. Wilson Jr.||1 mile 70 yards||1:47.20||$2,650|
|1900||Hindus||Henry Spencer||John H. Morris||George J. Long||1+1⁄16||1:48.40||$3,000|
|1899||Half Time||Richard Clawson||Frank McCabe||Philip J. Dwyer||1+1⁄16||1:47.00||$2,500|
|1898||Sly Fox||Willie Simms||Hardy Campbell Jr.||Charles F. Dwyer||1+1⁄16||1:49.75||$2,400|
|1897||Paul Kauvar||T. Thorpe||Thomas P. Hayes||Thomas P. Hayes||1+1⁄16||1:51.25||$2,400|
|1896||Margrave||Henry Griffin||Byron McClelland||August Belmont Jr.||1+1⁄16||1:51.00||$2,250|
|1895||Belmar||Fred Taral||Edward Feakes||Preakness Stables||1+1⁄16||1:50.50||$2,250|
|1894||Assignee||Fred Taral||William Lakeland||James & Foxhall Keene||1+1⁄16||1:49.25||$3,000|
|1893||no race held|
|1892||no race held|
|1891||no race held|
|1890||Montague||Willie Martin||Edward Feakes||Preakness Stables||1+1⁄2||2:36.75||$2,000|
|1889||Buddhist||George Anderson||John W. Rogers||Samuel S. Brown||1+1⁄4||2:17.50||$2,000|
|1888||Refund||Fred Littlefield||R. W. Walden||R. W. Walden||1+1⁄2||2:49.00||$2,000|
|1887||Dunboyne||William Donohue||William Jennings Sr.||William Jennings Sr.||1+1⁄2||2:39.50||$2,500|
|1886||The Bard||Sam H. Fisher||John Huggins||A. J. Cassatt||1+1⁄2||2:45.00||$3,000|
|1885||Tecumseh||Jim McLaughlin||Charles S. Littlefield||W. Donohue||1+1⁄2||2:49.00||$3,000|
|1884||Knight of Ellerslie||Sam H. Fisher||Thomas Doswell||Richard J. Hancock & Thomas Doswell||1+1⁄2||2:39.50||$3,000|
|1883||Jacobus||George Barbee||Richard Dwyer||James E. Kelley||1+1⁄2||2:42.50||$2,500|
|1882||Vanguard||Tom Costello||R. W. Walden||George L. Lorillard||1+1⁄2||2:44.50||$2,000|
|1881||Saunterer||Tom Costello||R. W. Walden||George L. Lorillard||1+1⁄2||2:40.50||$3,000|
|1880||Grenada||Lloyd Hughes||R. W. Walden||George L. Lorillard||1+1⁄2||2:40.50||$3,000|
|1879||Harold||Lloyd Hughes||R. W. Walden||George L. Lorillard||1+1⁄2||2:40.50||$4,000|
|1878||Duke of Magenta||Cyrus Holloway||R. W. Walden||George L. Lorillard||1+1⁄2||2:41.75||$3,500|
|1877||Cloverbrook||Cyrus Holloway||Jeter Walden||Edward A. Clabaugh||1+1⁄2||2:45.50||$2,500|
|1876||Shirley||George Barbee||William Brown||Pierre Lorillard IV||1+1⁄2||2:44.75||$3,000|
|1875||Tom Ochiltree||Lloyd Hughes||R. W. Walden||John F. Chamberlain||1+1⁄2||2:43.50||$3,000|
|1874||Culpepper||William Donohue||Hugh Gaffney||Hugh Gaffney||1+1⁄2||2:56.50||$3,000|
|1873||Survivor||George Barbee||A. Davis Pryor||John F. Chamberlain||1+1⁄2||2:43.00||$3,000|