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. ┬áCheck 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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