Preakness Results 2020: Twitter Reaction to 145th Race from Pimlico

Blake SchusterAnalyst IIIOctober 3, 2020

Swiss Skydiver (4), ridden by Robby Albarado, wins the 145th Preakness Stakes horse race ahead of  Authentic (9), ridden by John Velazquez, at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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The Preakness Stakes belongs to a filly for the first time since Rachel Alexandra in 2009.

Lane Gold @lanegold

Swiss Skydiver became the third filly to win the #Preakness. The others are Rachel Alexandra (2009), Nellie Morse (1924).

Swiss Skydiver captured the 145th running of the Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, defeating Kentucky Derby-winner Authentic in a photo finish while Jesus' Team took third.

Here's how the final leg of this year's Triple Crown played out:


2020 Preakness Results

1. Swiss Skydiver ($25.40, $8.40, $5.80)
2. Authentic ($3.60, $3.20)
3. Jesus' Team ($12.20)
4. Art Collector
5. Max Player
6. Excession
7. Mr. Big News
8. Thousand Words
9. NY Traffic
10. Pneumatic
11. Liveyourbeastlife


And here's a look at some notable Twitter reaction from the race:

Dan Wolken @DanWolken

HOLY MOLY WHAT A PREAKNESS. Swiss Skydiver, the filly, gets a nose on the wire in front of Authentic after a dazzling stretch duel.

Pat Forde @ByPatForde

Similar to the epic 1989 stretch duel between Sunday Silence and Easy Goer. Those were better horses, but no less dramatic.

Katherine Terrell @Kat_Terrell

They said it was a photo finish for the Preakness but it looked to me like the filly Swiss Skydiver kept her nose in front of Authentic. What a race!

Eric Crawford @ericcrawford

Wow. Authentic and Swiss Skydiver put on a show in the #Preakness — and the filly comes away with the win. https://t.co/FwB5uRFaS1

Chris Fallica @chrisfallica

I didn’t like Swiss Skydiver at all. If you stuck with her and cashed, congrats, you got a great price.

Authentic opened as the overwhelming favorite with 9-5 morning-line odds, per Preakness.com. The horse was one of two Bob Baffert entries on Saturday as the famed trainer had Thousand Words in the field as well.

Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law was kept out of the race to continue prepping for the Breeders' Cup in early November.

That left Swiss Skydiver, who opened at 6-1, to take control of the field as she battled with Authentic, Art Collector and Max Player down the stretch. Officially, the filly won by a neck with Jesus' Team 10 lengths behind.