2015’s Preakness Stakes

2015’s Preakness Stakes

Preakness Race, also known as Preakness Stakes is a Horse race which is organized in May every year on Third Saturday at Pimlico Race Course which is in Baltimore, Maryland. This race is a Grade 1 race which covers a distance of 9.5 furlongs which is approx. 1,900 miles that too on dirt. Colts and Gelding have to carry 57 kg and fillies be 55 kg. It is considered to be second leg of Triple Crown and is organized two weeks after Kentucky Derby and 3 weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

Preakness Stakes' first run was organized in 1873. It was named by Maryland who was the former governor. This race is also termed as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans”, this was done because of the yellow flower which was altered so that it resembles Maryland's state flower which is placed around the neck of the winner.

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, 140th Preakness Stakes was organised and it was won by American Pharoah.

 

 

 

What's Hottest

IOC Is Allowing Russia to Participate in the Next Olympics

IOC Is Allowing Russia to Participate in the Next Olympics

Russia's short-lived Olympic ban is no more. The International Olympic Committee recently voted for the ban to be lifted, under the condition that their athletes who competed at Pyeongchang 2018 do not incur any doping violations. The IOC made their decision known just hours after the closing…

Hockey Team Wins Florida Championship after School Shooting

Hockey Team Wins Florida Championship after School Shooting

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School needed something big to help lift the school's spirits after a school shooting back in February left 17 people dead. They got just that and more after the Stoneman Douglas varsity hockey team pulled off the impossible and won the Lightning High School Hockey…

The Spot Light

Five new sports added to Tokyo’s Olympic Games 2020

Five new sports added to Tokyo’s Olympic Games 2020

The 2016 Olympic Games conclude on 21st of August. The games were quite a spectacle, and now the next Games has been awarded to Tokyo, Japan in the year 2020. Tokyo last hosted the games in 1998; this will be their second chance at hosting the global event. A host of new games will appear on the…