142nd Preakness Stakes

To jockey Bobby Collins, right, 29, Preakness is the pinnacle of the horse racing community. "I think it's the most important race of the trifecta, because it may or may not be the last one that matters," he said. All eyes are always on the Derby, he said, and then turn to Preakness to see if the same horse wins. If it doesn't, it draws attention from the Belmont Stakes. Though it's important, it's not a fun race for Collins. "It's super stressful. It's a lot of pressure," he said. I've been training all year." He and Luke Anderson, 32, rode Middle Man and Jump Slow, respectively, in the day's first race. Collins got 4th; Anderson came in last. Collins feels the pressure because of all the eyes -- and money -- on the races. "I feel like I owe it to them," he said.

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