2006 Preakness Stakes

The 2006 Preakness Stakes was the 131st running of the Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race. The race took place on May 20, 2006, and was televised in the United States on the NBC television network. Bernardini, who was jockeyed by Javier Castellano, won the race by five and one quarter lengths over runner-up Sweetnorthernsaint. Approximate post time was 6:19 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run over a fast track in a final time of 1:54.65.[1] The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 128,643, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 2006.[2]

131st Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes
"The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown"
"The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans"
LocationPimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States
DateMay 20, 2006
Winning horseBernardini
JockeyJavier Castellano
TrainerThomas Albertrani
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The running of the race was marred when Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner, broke down early in the race and sustained injuries on his right hind leg after a false start, ending his racing career.


The 131st Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule

Horse Name
8 Bernardini $27.80 $9.40 $5.80
7 Sweetnorthernsaint - $7.80 $5.00
3 Hemingway's Key - - $8.00

The full chartEdit

Horse name Jockey Trainer Owner Post Time
1st 0 8 Bernardini Javier Castellano Thomas Albertrani Darley Stables 12.90-1 $600,000
2nd 5-1/4 7 Sweetnorthernsaint Kent Desormeaux Michael Trombetta Joseph Balsamo & Ted Theos 8.40-1 $200,000
3rd 11-1/4 3 Hemingway's Key Jeremy Rose Nicholas P. Zito Kinsman Stable 29.40-1 $110,000
4th 15-1/4 5 Brother Derek Alex Solis Dan L. Hendricks Cecil N. Peacock 3.20-1 $60,000
5th 22-1/4 4 Greeley's Galaxy Richard Migliore George Weaver Donald Flanagan 34.90-1 $30,000
6th 22 12 2 Platinum Couple Jose Espinoza Joseph A. Lostritto Team Tristar Stable 33.20-1
7th 25 34 1 Like Now Garrett Gomez Kiaran McLaughlin John J. Dillon 17.40-1
8th 28 9 Diabolical Ramon Dominguez Steve Klesaris Puglisi Stables 26.00-1
9th dnf 6 Barbaro Edgar Prado Michael Matz Lael Stables 0.5-1
  • Winning Breeder: Darley Stud; (KY)
  • Final Time: 1:54.65
  • Track Condition: Fast
  • Total Attendance: 128,643[2]


  1. ^ Daily Racing Form, May 21, 2006 Chart of the Race
  2. ^ a b 2010 Preakness Stakes Media Guide; page 95 (page P-7 of The Preakness section). The Maryland Jockey Club reported official Total Attendance as 128,643. This is listed as 118,402 Pimlico on-site attendance and 10,241 at Laurel on-site attendance.

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