1959 Preakness Stakes

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84th Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States
Date May 16, 1959
Winning horse Royal Orbit
Jockey William Harmatz
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
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The 1959 Preakness Stakes was the 84th running of the $200,000 Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race. The race took place on May 16, 1959, and was televised in the United States on the CBS television network. Royal Orbit, who was jockeyed by William Harmatz, won the race by four lengths over runner-up Sword Dancer. Approximate post time was 5:47 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run on a fast track in a final time of 1:57 flat[1] The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 31,506, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1959.[2]

Payout[edit]

The 84th Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule

Program
Number
Horse Name
Win
Place
Show
6 Royal Orbit $15.20 $5.80 $4.20
7 Sword Dancer - $3.00 $2.20
9 Dunce - - $4.60

The full chart[edit]

Finish
Position
Margin
(lengths)
Post
Position
Horse name Jockey Trainer Owner Post Time
Odds
Purse
Earnings
1st 0 6 Royal Orbit William Harmatz Reggie Cornell Halina Gregory Braunstein 6.60-1 $137,800
2nd 4 7 Sword Dancer Bill Shoemaker J. Elliott Burch Brookmeade Stable 1.70-1
favorite
$30,000
3rd 7 9 Dunce Sam Boulmetis Moody Jolley Claiborne Farm 8.30-1 $15,000
4th 9 1/2 1 Marauder Richard Lawless Lester R. Robinson L. G. Robinson 198.20-1 $7,500
5th 11 10 Festival King Billy Cook Everett W. Kuykendall C. B. Fischbach 225.70-1
6th 12 11 Our Dad Nick Shuk John W. Jacobs Patrice Jacobs 32.20-1
7th 12 1/2 5 Rico Tesio Chris Rogers Joseph Piarulli Briardale Farm 91.30-1
8th 14 1/2 3 Manassa Mauler Ray Broussard Pancho Martin Emil Dolce 11.90-1
9th 15 1/2 2 First Landing Eddie Arcaro Casey Hayes Meadow Stable 1.80-1
10th 21 1/2 8 Open View Karl Korte Raymond F. Metcalf Elkcam Stable 41.20-1
11th 22 1/2 4 Sundown II Larry Adams Edgar D. Cox Robert S. Lytle 174.50-1
  • Winning Breeder: Louis B. Mayer; (KY)
  • Winning Time: 1:57.00
  • Track Condition: Fast
  • Total Attendance: 31,506[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daily Racing Form, May 17, 1959 Preakness Stakes Chart.
  2. ^ a b 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 71 (page P-7 of The Preakness section).

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