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Filly Swiss Skydiver wins Preakness Stakes

Filly Swiss Skydiver wins Preakness Stakes

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Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Swiss Skydiver, the only filly in the race, capped off the strangest-ever Triple Crown series by defeating Kentucky Derby winner Authentic in Saturday's Preakness Stakes after a tight duel down the Pimlico Race Course stretch. She became only the sixth filly to win the race, and left the Triple Crown with three different winners in as many events. Into the bargain, long shot Jesus' Team edged Art Collector for third. Advertisement It was an emotionally satisfying finish for winning trainer Kenny McPeek, jockey Robby Albarado, who had never before ridden Swiss Skydiver, and owner Peter Callahan. It also seemed a fitting climax to a Triple Crown that was scrambled by the pandemic cancellations and travel restrictions. For trainer Bob Baffert, seeking his seventh Preakness wi...