Who received the Preakness in 2020? Full outcomes, end order & highlights from the race
It was a photo finish, but Authentic just didn’t have enough to catch Swiss Skydiver at the wire in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.
Authentic (7-5), the Belmont Stakes winner, was the heavy favorite, but Swiss Skydiver (11-1) took the lead midway through the race and was able to hold on as the horses went neck-and-neck down the stretch at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Swiss Skydiver, the lone female horse in the field, became just the sixth filly to win the Preakness, which was first run in 1873.
Bob Baffert, the trainer of Authentic and fellow Preakness entrant Thousand Words, will have to wait another year to win his record eighth Preakness; meanwhile, Kenneth G. McPeek, got his first Preakness win as a trainer with Swiss Skydiver (25.40).
Sporting News tracked live updates and highlights from the 2020 Preakness Stakes. Follow below for complete results from the last leg of thoroughbred horse racing’s Triple Crown.
Who won the Preakness in 2020?
Swiss Skydiver, an 11-1 shot, won the 145th Preakness Stakes in dramatic fashion, finishing ahead of 7-5 favorite Authentic to become just the sixth filly to win the Preakness.
Preakness Stakes finish order
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Preakness Stakes highlights
5:45 p.m. — We’ve got a photo finish! Looks like Swiss Skydiver holds off Authentic to win the Preakness Stakes.
5:44 p.m. — Authentic has taken the early lead.
5:43 p.m. — And they’re off!
5:40 p.m. — Riders up! The horses are going to post now, race to start soon.
5:30 p.m. — NBC commentators make their picks for the Preakness.
5:20 p.m. — The jockeys are out now. Lots of bright colors as usual.
5:10 p.m. — Secretariat is still having an impact on the Preakness to this very day. That’s pretty neat.
5:05 p.m. — For those who need a recap of what happened in the first two Triple Crown races:
4:55 p.m. — Here’s a breakdown for the Preakness favorite, Authentic (9-5).
4:50 p.m. — Miss Marissa (10-1) holds to win the George Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes to kick things off. The favorite Bonny South (5-1) had a rough start but surged late to finish second. Close finish.
4:40 p.m. — It’s almost 5 o’clock! Looking for a new cocktail recipe? How about a Black-Eyed Susan, the official drink of the Preakness.
4:30 p.m. — We’re live now! Looks like clear skies in Baltimore.
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2020 Preakness Stakes post time
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 3
- Post time: 5:40 p.m. ET
- TV coverage: NBC, fuboTV
Coverage of the 145th Preakness begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Post time is scheduled for 20 minutes before coverage concludes at 6 p.m.
Preakness Stakes post positions
Authentic, who won the Belmont Stakes earlier this year, will be racing out of the No. 9 post position. Below is the full list of starting spots, as well as each horse’s odds of winning the Preakness, as established by Vegas bookmakers.
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