The Kentucky Derby is known for the tradition and the history. The Belmont Stakes is known as the grueling mile and a half test of champions. The Preakness, on the other hand, is the middle child of the Triple Crown.
With only two weeks between the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the second jewel of the Triple Crown can get lost in the shuffle. It is the necessary second step toward potential Triple Crown glory and can also serve as redemption for horses that either missed or failed in the Run for the Roses.
History will be made on Saturday in the 139th Preakness Stakes. Perhaps the winner will join this list as one of the most memorable horses in the Preakness history. Read on to see which of the sport's greats tops the list.