2009 Preakness Stakes

Rachel Alexandra makes history after winning the Preakness Stakes.

And they're off…

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

…in the 134th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

The field raced out of the gate looking for the early lead.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Going into the first turn, it was the filly Rachel Alexandra and Big Drama (right) sharing the lead.

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Going around the first turn, Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird was in the back of the pack.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Down the back side.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

As they approached the far turn it was Rachel Alexandra maintaining the lead.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Coming around the final turn Rachel Alexandra was at the head of the pack.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

It looked like no one was going to catch Rachel Alexandra heading for the final stretch.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Dave Harmon

Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird (left) came on strong down the stretch.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Mine That Bird gave it all he had but in the end Rachel Alexandra was the winner.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Calvin Borel and Rachel Alexandra after their victory in the 134th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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