Secretariat wins again.
More than 39 years after the super horse won the Preakness on his way to a Triple Crown, the Maryland Racing Commission ruled Tuesday that he had set what was then a track and is still a race record, covering the mile-and-three-sixteenths in 1:53.
Secretariat now holds the race record in all three Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont) events.
"It's nice to finally have this recognized, because the sport depends on accuracy," said Secretariat owner Penny Chenery, who helped pushed for the adjustment. "This probably won't change the way people feel about Secretariat, but it's nice to get it right."