From the Archives: The “Lost” Preakness

May 19th 2012 08:25 am |

Happy Preakness Day everybody! Among my favorite articles from this site are two that I wrote about the history of the Preakness. In those two articles, I presented a case that Preakness history was incorrectly re-written back in 1948. That year, the Maryland Jockey Club “discovered” a race called the “Preakness” run in New York in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and decided to include it in their official history of the Baltimore Preakness.  Check out these two articles from 2010 and 2011 to read all about it:

The Preakness and Revisionist History

Joe Palmer on the Lost Preakness, 1950

In case you missed it, I did a Preakness preview for CBS Local.

If you are collector of racing history memorabilia, be sure to take a look at the great stuff at Derby Auctions.

Thanks for reading!

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