Lookin At Lucky Wins Preakness (Over First Dude)

Derby winner Super Saver didn't finish in the money
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2010 5:35 PM CDT
Lookin At Lucky Wins Preakness (Over First Dude)
Lookin At Lucky, with Martin Garcia aboard, moves over the finish line to win.   (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

The Triple Crown will go unclaimed for another year. Lookin at Lucky won the Preakness today, denying Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (who didn't finish in the money) a shot at the honor. Jockey Martin Garcia guided Lookin at Lucky down the stretch to a close victory over First Dude and Jackson Bend, reports AP.

Wait, First Dude? Yep, the second-place finisher is named after Todd Palin, notes the Alaska Dispatch. The main reason is that he's the son of a mare named Run Sarah Run. The Double Diamond Farm of Florida bought the mare when she became available for $40,000. "We just happen to be Republicans, and we thought it would be cool," said VP Roger Brand.
(Read more Preakness Stakes stories.)

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