2011 Preakness Stakes: 10 Most Memorable Preakness Runnings

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2011 Preakness Stakes: 10 Most Memorable Preakness Runnings
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There have been many great Preakness runnings over the past 14 decades, from Survivor's 10-length score in 1873 to Lookin at Lucky a little less than 12 months ago.

Obviously, I've never seen Survivor's scintillating run, and I'll venture a guess that none of you have seen it either. So this list has to have some limitations.

I've decided to limit this list to only include the 65 runnings since the end of World War II, from the pride of Texas, Assault, in 1946 to Lookin At Lucky's triumph in Preakness 135. The television era, you can call it, even though television did not become widespread until the dawn of the 1950s.

Still, these are the Preaknesses that have spanned our lifetimes and those of our immediate family members, the races where even if we weren't around we can still catch footage and pretend like we were.

I wasn't around for half of this list and barely around for another race, but through the magic of YouTube and television, I can pretend like I was. These races are timeless.

Anyway, here are the 10 most memorable Preakness Stakes of the past 65 years.

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