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127th PREAKNESS STAKES

Grade I for three-year-olds; 12th race at Pimlico in Baltimore. Date—May 18, 2002; Distance—13/16 miles; Stakes Purse—$1,000,000 ($650,000 to winner; $200,000 for 2nd; $100,000 for 3rd; $50,000 for 4th); Track—Fast; Off—6:12 p.m. EDT; Favorite—War Emblem (5-2 odds). Winner—War Emblem; Field—13 horses; Time—1:56.36; Start—Good for all; Won—Driving; Sire—Our Emblem; Dam—Sweetest Lady; Record (going into race)—8 starts, 5 wins; Last start—1st in Kentucky Derby (May 4); Breeder—Charles Nuckols Jr. & Sons (Ky.).

Order of Finish Jockey PP 1/41/2 3/4Stretch Finish To $1
War Emblem Victor Espinoza82-12-12-1/21-11/21-3/42.80
Magic WeisnerRichard Migliore211-21-11/27-11/24-11/22-3/445.70
Proud CitizenMike Smith126-1/25-11/23-1/22-41/23-11/27.40
Harlan's HolidayEdgar Prado610-hd9-hd6-11/23-1/24-nk5.20
EasyfromthegitgoDonnie Meche77-1/27-11/29-1/25-55-723.40
U S S TinosaKent Desormeaux15-hd6-24-hd6-11/26-61/210.20
Crimson HeroChris McCarron413131310-37-1/214.80
Medaglia d'OroJerry Bailey53-hd3-hd5-17-38-3/43.00
Straight GinRobby Albarado312-711-hd11-38-11/29-328.00
Menacing DennisMario Pino111-hd1-hd1-hd9-1/210-63/451.20
Table LimitGary Stevens98-18-hd10-hd11-411-hd23.10
BookletPat Day104-14-hd8-hd12-1/212-1/29.90
EqualityRamon Dominguez139-112-612-2131327.50
Times—22.87; 46.10; 1:10.60; 1:36.22; 1:56.36
$2 Mutual Prices—#8 War Emblem ($7.60, $6.00, $4.40); #2 Magic Weisner ($33.00, $14.00); #12 Proud Citizen ($5.00).
Exacta—(8-2) for $327.00; Trifecta—(8-2-12) for $2,311.00; Pick Six—none; Scratched—none; Overweights—none; Attendance—101,138; TV Rating—6.5/16 share (NBC).
Trainers & Owners (by finish): 1—Bob Baffert & The Thoroughbred Corp.; 2—Nancy Alberts & Nancy Alberts; 3—D. Wayne Lukas & Robert Baker/David Cornstein/William Mack; 4—Ken McPeek & Starlight Stable; 5—Steven Asmussen & James Cassels/Bob Zollars; 6—Jerry Hollendorfer & Peter Abruzzo/Barry Thiriot; 7—Nick Zito & Tracy Farmer; 8—Bobby Frankel & Edmund Gann; 9—Nick Zito & Marylou Whitney Stable; 10—Jeff Bonde & JMJ Racing Stables LLC; 11—D. Wayne Lukas & Overbrook Farm; 12—John Ward & John Oxley; 13—Graham Motion & Pin Oak Stable.

128th KENTUCKY DERBYThe 2002 Triple Crown134th BELMONT STAKES