Preakness Records Fourth-Highest Attendance
by Ron Mitchell
Date Posted: 5/18/2013 7:59:50 PM
Last Updated: 5/21/2013 10:23:35 AM

117,203 saw Oxbow, Gary Stevens, and D. Wayne Lukas win the Preakness.
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The Maryland Jockey Club reported that Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on-track attendance at Pimlico Race Course of 117,203 was fourth-highest in the history of the race and the May 18 total handle of $81,940,233 was the sixth-biggest.

MJC reported that $50,251,542 was wagered on the Preakness itself, which was won by Calumet Farm's Oxbow  .

Officials had said earlier that a forecast for rain, which materialized for part of the afternoon, would likely keep the Maryland track from exceeding last year's record attendance of 121,309. Total handle for the 13-race card in 2012 was $80,463,005.

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