Secretariat - Preakness Stakes May 19, 1973
Secretariat, the greatest horse ever to race, not only won the Triple Crown in 1973, but still holds the current official record for the fastest time in all three Triple Crown races.
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May 19, 1973 ~ Preakness Stakes ~ 1 3/16 mile ~ Pimlico Race Course
Down the backstretch Secretariat loped along on the lead. Around the turn and into the stretch he held about a 2½ length- margin on Sham (who had moved up to second) and held that margin to the wire. The Form’s Chart Caller summed up the second half of the race succinctly: “Secretariat was not threatened thereafter and confidently ridden to the finish.”
Minutes after the race, the track’s clocker informed Pimlico officials that he had timed the race faster than the timer, with a clocking of 1:54 2/5. Also speaking up were two Daily Racing Form clockers, both veterans, who both had timed the event in 1:53 2/5 which would have broken the track record. In the days following the Preakness, CBS television entered the controversy and offered to allow officials to time the race on a video-tape replay. The network showed fans side-by-side replays of Secretariat’s Preakness and Canonero’s Preakness, and Secretariat got to the line first on TV. Finally, the Maryland Jockey Club decided to toss out the electronically-recorded time, and go with the Pimlico’s clocker’s 1:54 2/5 as the official time. The Daily Racing Form felt so strongly about the discrepancies that it noted both the new official time and its own clocking: 1:53 2/5. The disputed time would linger for another 39 years until the Maryland Racing Commission officially corrected the time to 1:53 flat, settling the issue once and for all.
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