Grade I for three-year-olds; 9th race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. Date—May 4, 2002; Distance—11/4 miles;

Stakes Purse—$1,175,000 ($875,000 to winner; $170,000 for 2nd; $85,000 for 3rd; $45,000 for 4th); Track—Fast; Off—6:12 p.m. EDT; Favorite—Harlan's Holiday (6-1 odds). Winner—War Emblem; Field—18 horses; Time—2:01.13; Start—Good for all; Won—Driving; Sire—Our Emblem; Dam—Sweetest Lady; Record (going into race)—7 starts, 4 wins, 0 second, 0 third; Last start—1st in Illiniois Derby (Apr. 6); Breeder—Charles Nuckols Jr. & Sons (Ky.).

Order of Finish Jockey PP 1/41/2 3/4 Mile Stretch Finish To $1
War EmblemVictor Espinoza51-1/21-11/21-11/21-11/21-11/21-420.50
Proud CitizenMike Smith122-12-1/22-1/23-12-hd2-3/423.30
Perfect DriftEddie Delahoussaye34-hd3-13-1/22-hd3-31/23-31/47.90
Medaglia d'OroLaffit Pincay Jr.910-19-17-1/28-36-14-11/26.90
Request for ParoleRobby Albarado76-hd5-1/25-hd5-hd5-1/25-3/429.80
Came HomeChris McCarron143-1/24-1/24-1/24-24-1/26-28.20
Harlan's HolidayEdgar Prado139-1/211-18-hd6-hd7-17-3/46.00
JohannesburgGary Stevens111-1/210-110-1/29-1/28-18-no8.10
Essence of DubaiDavid Flores813-212-hd12-hd7-1/29-39-110.00
SaarlandJohn Velazquez1517-217-214-1/216-hd13-1/210-21/26.90
Blue BurnerPat Day185-hd8-1/29-11/210-1/211-hd11-1/224.20
Castle GandolfoJerry Bailey1115-hd15-115-1/214-112-21/212-41/414.50
Easy GradesJorge Chavez1712-114-hd16-hd11-hd14-2 13-nk43.80
Private EmblemDonnie Meche107-1 7-hd11-11/212-hd10-114-41/222.40
Lusty LatinGlenn Corbett4181818181815-21/422.10
It'sallinthechaseEddie Martin Jr.1616-21/216-hd17-213-11/215-316-23/494.50
Ocean SoundAlex Solis614-hd13-113-11/217-217-217-21/448.70
Wild HorsesRene Douglas28-1/26-16-hd15-hd16-1/21858.50
Times—23.25; 47.04; 1:11.75; 1:36.70; 2:01.13
$2 Mutual Prices—#5 War Emblem ($43.00, $22.80, $13.60); #13 Proud Citizen ($24.60, 13.40); #3 Perfect Drift ($6.40). Exacta—(5-13) for $1,300.80; Trifecta—(5-13-3) for $18,373.20; Superfecta—(5-13-3-9) for $91,764.50; Pick Six—(7-10-4-12-3-5) for $1,583.70; Scratched—Buddah and Danthebluegrassman; Overweights—none; Attendance—145,033; TV Rating—8.3/21 share (NBC).
Trainers & Owners (by finish): 1—Bob Baffert & The Thoroughbred Corp.; 2—D. Wayne Lukas & Robert Baker/David Cornstein/William Mack; 3—Murray Johnson & Stonecrest Farm; 4—Bobby Frankel & Edmund Gann; 5—Stephen Margolis & Jeri/Sam Knighton; 6—Paco Gonzalez & William Farish/John Toffan/Trudy McCaffery; 7—Ken McPeek & Starlight Stable; 8—Aidan O'Brien & Michael Tabor/Mrs. John Magnier; 9—Saeed bin Suroor & Godolphin Racing Inc.; 10—Shug McGaughey & Cynthia Phipps; 11—Bill Mott & Kinsman Stable; 12—Aidan O'Brien & Mrs. John Magnier; 13—Ted West & Desperado Stables; 14—Steven Asmussen & James Cassels/Bob Zollars; 15—Jeff Mullins & Joey/Wendy Platts; 16—Wilson Brown & Darwin Olson; 17—James Cassidy & K.M. Stable/Jim Ford/Deron Pearson; 18—Todd Pletcher & Peachtree Stable.

The 2002 Triple Crown127th PREAKNESS STAKES
The 2002 Triple Crown