One day after the Kentucky Derby we knew there would be no Triple Crown winner this year when it was announced Country House—who won the Derby after Maximum Security was DQ’d—wouldn’t be running in the Preakness.
The Preakness kept the horsie hijinks with a riderless horse by the name of Bodexpress. So why wouldn’t the third jewel of the Triple Crown end with the win going to a 10-1 long shot?
That would be Sir Winston who provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown, capturing the $1.5-million race Saturday, holding off favored Tacitus by a length. Joevia hung on for third.
The win gave trainer Mark Casse the final two jewels in the showcase for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. He won the Preakness with War of Will, who was expected to battle Tacitus in the 1½ mile Belmont.
Speaking of War Of Will, the Triple Crown grind caught up to the Preakness winner, the only colt to run all three races as he would finish ninth in the 10-horse field.