The 2011 Preakness was a fast race with Shackleford getting out to an early lead and holding on through the final stretch as Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom made a furious late charge. Animal Kingom, the heavy favorite, had some early trouble that jockey John Velazquez was caused by some mud flying into the horses face. Dialed In also started slow and made strong finish to end up fourth.
Watch the video of the full 2011 Preakness here.
The 2011 Preakness Stakes gets underway on May 21 at Pimlico racetrack. Stay with our 2011 Preakness Stakes StoryStream for odds, contender profiles, post positions and more. To look back at the Derby, check out our 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby and Preakness fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.