War of Will wins the Preakness Stakes

Mail Online | 5/18/2019 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com;Wires
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War of Will has won the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes, in Triple Crown redemption after being impacted by an illegal maneuver by disqualified horse Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby.

War of Will was the fourth favorite to win the race on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, with 7-1 odds. Everfast finished second and Owendale came in third.

Start - Race - Bodexpress - Longshot - Jockey

In a bizarre start to the race, Bodexpress, a 16-1 longshot, bucked his jockey out of the starting gate and continued riderless for the rest of the race. The horse was disqualified from the official results.

Neither Kentucky Derby winner Country House nor Maximum Security, who was disqualified after crossing the finish line first at Churchill Downs, ran in the Preakness.

War - Will - Preakness - Win - Vindication

War of Will's Preakness win was vindication for trainer Mark Casse and jockey Tyler Gaffalione, who was forced to check his horse as the field was turning for home in the Kentucky Derby, losing momentum and eventually finishing eighth, elevated to seventh place after the disqualification.

It is the first time in 23 years that the Preakness has been run without a winner of the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer - Mark - Casse - Triple - Crown

Trainer Mark Casse got his first Triple Crown victory, with War of Will unfazed starting from the inside No. 1 post position for the second consecutive race.

War of Will endured a rough trip and was interfered with in the Kentucky Derby, which led to first-place finisher Maximum Security being disqualified.

Casse - War - Will - Derby - Multihorse

Casse was just thankful War of Will didn't go down in the Derby, which could've been a multihorse catastrophe.

'This is even I think probably more special given everything that we've been through,' Casse said. 'I'm not even calling it redemption. I didn't feel like he got his fair shot, and that's all I wanted - a fair shot. And he showed what he...
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