Preakness Results 2018: Finishing Times, Payouts List and Video Highlights

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistMay 20, 2018

Justify with Mike Smith atop wins the the 143rd Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico race course, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

Justify is still on track to complete the Triple Crown of horse racing after taking the win in the 2018 Preakness Stakes on Saturday, beating Bravazo and Tenfold to the top spot. Good Magic, the Kentucky Derby runner-up, finished in fourth place.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Justify's finishing time was 1:55.93, an acceptable time given the conditions. The track at Pimlico was sloppy and muddy, and foggy conditions made it almost impossible to see the field at times.

Here's a look at the video highlights from the race:

NBC Sports @NBCSports

Kentucky Derby ✅ Preakness ✅ Belmont 🔲 Justify is just one win away from the #TripleCrown! Watch the full #Preakness race replay, presented by @rocketmortgage. https://t.co/mNzS6NjZZE

The full race results:

Win: Justify; Jockey: Mike Smith; Trainer: Bob Baffert

Place: Bravazo; Jockey: Luis Saez; Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

Show: Tenfold; Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.; Trainer: Steve Asmussen

4th: Good Magic; Jockey: Jose Ortiz; Trainer: Chad Brown

5th: Lone Sailor; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.; Trainer: Thomas Amoss

6th: Sporting Chance; Jockey: Luis Contreras; Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas

7th: Diamond King; Jockey: Javier Castellano; Trainer: John Servis

8th: Quip; Jockey: Florent Geroux; Trainer: Rodolphe Brisset


The payout for a $2 bet was as follows, per NBC Sports:

1st: Justify (Win: $2.80; Place: $2.80; Show: $2.60)

2nd: Bravazo (Place: $7.60; Show: $4.80)

3rd: Tenfold (Show: $6.80)


Good Magic pushed the pre-race favourite throughout the race and even seemed to surge ahead in the final turn before Justify turned things on in the stretch. The biggest challenge came from Bravazo and Tenfold, however, who both came out of the background and nearly overtook the leader.

The race was a tough one for the unbeaten colt:

Jay Privman @DRFPrivman

Justify got a Beyer Speed Figure of 97 for the Preakness. That is the first time he has had a fig of less than 101. Shows how hard this race was, yet he still gutted it out. Makes Belmont very intriguing.

Justify nearly lost his lead in the final furlong, which is a bad omen for the Belmont Stakes on June 9. He'll go up against fresher horses who didn't race at Pimlico, and over the longer distance, he may not have enough left in the tank to hold on this time around.

Per Horse Racing Nation, Justify has started five races since February after not racing as a two-year-old. That's a heavy workload, especially when you take into account the rough conditions for both the Derby and the Preakness.

At 12 furlongs, the track at Belmont is 2.5 furlongs longer than the Preakness. While it may not seem like much, the final leg of the Triple Crown has often been where great champions have tripped up in the past―the likes of California Chrome, I'll Have Another and even the highly rated Smarty Jones all saw their bids ended at Belmont.

Trainers will take courage the unbeaten Justify is not invincible on the basis of the Preakness, and in all likelihood, we'll see a strong field for the Belmont Stakes. A Triple Crown is still possible, but right now, it doesn't seem likely.


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