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Forge edges Pop Keenan in exciting Race 3 finish on Preakness Day

Morning-line favorite Forge held off Pop Keenan to win the third race on Saturday’s Preakness Stakes card.

Forge paid $6.20 to win, $3.00 to place and $2.80 to show. Pop Keenan was the second favorite and paid $3.20 to place and $2.80 to show.

Irad Ortiz Jr. had the mount on Forge in the $55,000 optional allowance/claiming race.

The race featured a 30 percent Maryland Bred Bonus, but the top two finishers did not qualify. Willie B. Mine paid $8.00 to show and gets that bonus on his share of the purse.

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