Swiss Skydiver wins the 145th Preakness Stakes

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    Swiss Skydiver won the 145th running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland. There were no spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. The three-year-old filly, the sole female horse on the field, was ridden by jockey Robby Albarado and is owned by Peter Callahan under trainer Kenneth McPeek. Swiss Skydiver outlasted Authentic by a neck in a stirring duel to the finish. Swiss Skydiver, named by owner Peter Callahan after he glimpsed a picture of his granddaughter parachuting over the Swiss Alps, picked up a legacy of filly greatness established by Rachel Alexandra, who won the 2009 Preakness on her way to American Horse of the Year honors. The Preakness Stakes was the last leg of the three-race series for the first time in history. Traditionally, the Preakness Stakes is held after the Kentucky Derby and before the Belmont Stakes, but those two races were postponed as well due to the pandemic.

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