How Well Do You Know Preakness?
Do you consider yourself a Preakness Stakes expert? As this year's race approaches, take our Preakness trivia quiz and find out if you're ahead of the pack or a few furlongs back.
1. When was the first Preakness Stakes held?
2. What was the first Preakness' original purse?
3. How many Preakness winners have also won the Kentucky Derby?
4. What is the current distance of the Preakness race?
- 1 mile
- 1 1/8 miles
- 1 3/16 miles
- 1 1/4 miles
- 1 1/2 miles
5. How many times has Preakness been run before the Kentucky Derby?
6. The last horse to win the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes was Thunder Gulch in 1995. Where did he finish in Preakness?
7. The last time a filly won Preakness was 2009. What was that horse's name?
- Rhine Maiden
- Rachel Alexandra
- Winning Colors
- Nellie Morse
8. Which horse had the fastest Preakness time of 1:53?
- Affirmed (1978)
- Curlin (2007)
- Nashua (1955)
- Secretariat (1973)
- Tank's Prospect (1985)
9. Which of these is not an ingredient in a traditional Black-Eyed Susan?
- Triple Sec
10. What's the name of the Preakness trophy?
- Woodlawn Vase
- Pimlico Cup
- Calvert Cup
- Preakness Trophy
- Black-Eyed Susan Vase
11. Eddie Arcaro is Preakness' winningest jockey. How many races did he win?
12. What was notable about Preakness' 1945 race?
- It was the first race to feature a female rider.
- It was suspended due to World War II.
- It was the first time the Black-Eyed Susan blanket was used.
- It was held in June.
13. Who won last year's Preakness race?
- Union Rags
- I'll Have Another
- Creative Cause