Graham Peck, a 23-year-old from Baltimore, won the "Down the Stretch for SGK" Preakness 5K on Saturday morning at Pimlico Race Course, finishing in 17 minutes, 41 seconds.

Jason Farber was second, 10 seconds back. Peck's father, Henry, finished 16th overall in 20:57 and his sister, Kaylyn, was the female runner-up.

"It was a family affair. Running on the track was really fun, but it was wet, so it slowed us down," said Graham Peck, who ran track and cross country at Dulaney. "It was neat running through the gate."

Eldersburg native Sherry Stick won the female division for the third time in four years, finishing in 19:02, which was 86seconds ahead of Kaylyn Peck. Stick, 34, was fourth overall.




"This is one of my favorite races," Stick said. "I love horse racing. My family brought me to the track when I was 3 months old. I already have tickets to Black-Eyed Susan Day and now I get to go to the Preakness [the winners received two Preakness tickets]. It is pretty amazing they let us run on the same track where Secretariat did."

All 406 runners began the race from the starting gate. The entire 3.1-mile race took place on Pimlico property, which included a trip around the famous dirt course, finishing in the infield.

The race raises money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Other notable runners included Forest Boyce, Pimlico's fourth-leading rider, who finished 36th overall in 23:42, and trainer Tim Keefe, who placed 22nd in 22:06. Keefe is expected to enter Eighttofasttocatch in Friday's $300,000 Pimlico Special. Boyce will have the mount.

Top finishers

Male

Win: Graham Peck, 23, Baltimore, 17:41

Place: Jason Farber, 29, Baltimore, 17:51

Show: Joel Gladfelter, 33, Baltimore, 18:33

Female

Win: Sherry Stick, 33, Eldersburg, 19:02

Place: Kaylyn Peck, 22, Lutherville, 21:28

Show: Emmy Wohlgemuth, 30, Baltimore, 23:22