Preakness 2013 Replay: Video Highlights of Oxbow's Win

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2013

May 18, 2013; Baltimore, MA, USA; Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow (black) wins the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes as John Velazquez aboard Itsmyluckyday (pink and blue) finishes second at Pimlico race course. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports
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Oxbow's win at the 2013 Preakness may have ruined any chance of a Triple Crown winner this year, but it was still an amazing display that horse racing fans won't soon forget.

The 15-1 long shot took the lead out of the gate and never surrendered it, staving off Itsmyluckyday and Mylute, who finished second and third, respectively.

According to Yahoo! Sports, it was the first time that a horse has been a wire-to-wire winner of the Preakness in 31 years.

CBS Sports' Andrew DeWitt tweeted out Oxbow trainer D. Wayne Lukas' and rock star Gene Simmons' reaction to Oxbow's victory. Needless to say, it was a huge day for Oxbow, who faced the second-longest odds of any horse in the field.

As you can see in the replay, Kentucky Derby winner Orb never had a chance of winning. Starting from the No. 1 post, he was boxed in early on and was never able to get off the rail, effectively ruining his chance at winning the ever-elusive Triple Crown.

Here's a full breakdown of where each horse finished:

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Post
1 Oxbow  Gary Stevens  D. Wayne Lukas  6
2 Itsmyluckyday  John Velazquez  Eddie Plesa Jr.  9
3 Mylute Rosie Napravnik Tom Amoss 5
4 Orb Joel Rosario Claude McGaughey 1
5 Goldencents Kevin Krigger Doug O'Neill 2
6 Departing Brian Hernandez Jr. Albert M. Stall Jr. 4
7 Will Take Charge Mike Smith D. Wayne Lukas 7
8 Govenor Charlie Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 8
9 Titletown Five Julien Leparoux D. Wayne Lukas 3

Although heavy favorite Orb failed to land in the money, this was still an exciting race and a true show of dominance from a horse that had been counted out by just about everyone.