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Old 06-20-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Secretariat's Preakness Time Officially Changed

Secretariat's Preakness time officially changed he now owns the all time track record.

The Maryland Racing Commission voted 7-0 on Tuesday in a special hearing at Laurel Park to change the official time of the race from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53. That gives Secretariat records in each of his three Triple Crown races - the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes - that still stand.

The Belmont time is still the worlds fastest mile and a half ever.

At the time of the Kentcuky derby that year Sham had the 2nd fastest time ever ran. He was only the same 2.5 lenghts back at preakness meaning he had the 2nd fastest Preakness time ever as well. Sham would have dominated any other year but was unfortunate that his cousin was the same age and was the greatest ever.
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