No Triple Crown: Shackleford Wins Preakness
Animal Kingdom comes up short after late charge
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 21, 2011 5:33 PM CDT
Shackleford, with Jesus Castanon aboard, crosses the finish line with Animal Kingdom in second.   (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
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(Newser) – No Triple Crown again this year: Shackleford won today's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. He fended off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, who finished just a half-length behind, ahead of third-place finisher Astrology. Shackleford also ran in the Derby, but he finished fourth after leading most of that race.