Secretariat Wins 2020 Preakness Stakes All-Time Bracket over American Pharoah

Blake SchusterCorrespondent IIIMay 17, 2020

Secretariat, Triple Crown winner in 1973, romps in the bluegrass at the Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky, May 3, 1974. Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby, the Belmont Stake and the Preakness. The 100th running of the Kentucky Derby be in Louisville on Saturday. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)
Bob Daugherty/Associated Press

Secretariat has been voted the all-time greatest performance at the Preakness Stakes in a fan vote on Saturday.

The bracket-style tournament pitted some of the notable horses to ride through Pimlico Race Course in the track's history. 

Here's a look at how the legends were seeded:


Preakness All-Time Greatest Bracket

Left Side 

Sir Barton vs. Justify

Rachel Alexandra vs. Secretariat

California Chrome vs. Afleet Alex

Silver Charm vs. Curlin


Right Side

Sunday Silence vs. Seattle Slew

Man O' War vs. Citation

Whirlaway vs. American Pharoah 

Affirmed vs. Northern Dancer

The final four came down to Secretariat, California Chrome, Man O' War and American Pharoah with Secretariat earning 90 percent of the fan vote to reach the championship against American Pharoah. 

In a virtual race between the 13 Triple Crown winners in U.S. history at the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat won easily with Citation and Seattle Slew in second and third, respectively. In the 1973 Preakness Stakes, Secretariat pulled off one of his career highlights, breaking last out of the gate only to move into first by cutting through the pack on Turn 1. 

The rescheduled running of the Preakness is now set for October 3—one month after the postponed Kentucky Derby on September 5. 


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