1978 Preakness

May 20, 1978

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Win Place Show
1 Affirmed Steve Cauthen Lazaro S. Barrera 3.00 2.10 2.10
2 Alydar Jorge Velasquez John M. Veitch 2.10 2.10
3 Believe It Eddie Maple Woodford Cefis Stephens 2.10
4 Noon Time Spender Herb Hinojosa Antonio Arcodia
5 Indigo Star Robert Fitzgerald King T. Leatherbury
6 Dax S. Jack Kurtz Mel W. Gross
7 Track Reward B. Gonzalez Albert S. Barrera

0:23 3/5, 0:47 3/5, 1:11 4/5, 1:36 1/5, 1:54 2/5

From the chart notes: "AFFIRMED, taken under light restraint after breaking alertly, quickly joined TRACK REWARD from the outside, gained the advantage leaving the first turn, made the pace under clever rating, responded gamely to rousing when challenged by ALYDAR in the upper stretch and turned back that rival under brisk handling. ALYDAR, under restraint and allowed to settle early, advanced willingly outside of horses in backsretch, engaged AFFIRMED well out from the rail approaching the stretch to nearly reach even terms then couldn't get to that rival when set down in a steady drive."

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