Preakness Stakes 136

Shackleford's victory, from gate to wire.

Out of the gate in the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Tom Boland

Photo: Tom Boland

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Shackleford with lead coming out of the final turn and into the stretch.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Rick Samuels

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom began to make a run at Shackleford coming down the stretch.

Photo: Chad Harmon

However, it was too little too late, as Shackleford held on to win the 2011 Preakness Stakes.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Tom Boland

SHACKLEFORD

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Tom Boland

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Shackleford was ridden by Jesus Castanon and finished the 1 3/16-mile race in 1:56.47.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Shackleford paid $27.20, $10.20, and $6.80.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Shackleford is named after the southernmost barrier island off the North Carolina coast, which has been home to a colony of feral horses for hundreds of years.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Chad Harmon

Photo: Tom Boland

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Jockey Jesus Castanon celebrated after his first ever Triple Crown victory.

Photo: Tom Boland

Owner Mike Lauffer and others head to the winner's circle to meet their victor.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Shackleford's trainer Dale Romans could not have been happier.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

It was an emotional scene in the moments after the race for Jesus Castanon.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Shackleford and Castanon head to the winner's circle.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The connections celebrate their Preakness victory.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Trainer Dale Romans hoists the trophy.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Winner's Circle.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Shackleford after winning the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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