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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Zito's Preakness Victory Ends Lukas' Streak at 6

BALTIMORE, Maryland -- Louis Quatorze, a 16th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, won the 121st running of the Preakness, ending trainer D. Wayne Lukas' streak of six straight Triple Crown victories.


The victory was particularly satisfying for trainer Nick Zito, who had three horses finish second during Lukas' remarkable run.


Louis Quatorze led all the way in winning the 1 3/16-mile classic on a sunny Saturday at Pimlico as Lukas-trained horses lost a Triple Crown race for the first time since the 1994 Kentucky Derby.


Ridden by Pat Day, Louis Quatorze got to the finish in 1:53 2/5 to equal the Preakness record set in 1985 by Tank's Prospect.


Louis Quatorze finished 3 1/4 lengths in front of Skip Away, who was three lengths in front of the Lukas-trained Editor's Note. Favored Cavonnier, the runner-up in the Kentucky Derby, finished another three lengths back.


It was a big victory for Day, 42, who had ridden the Lukas-trained Prince of Thieves to third in the Derby. But Lukas decided to replace Day with Jerry Bailey, who had won the Derby on Grindstone. That colt was retired last week because of a chipped bone in his right knee.


So Day ended up with his fifth Preakness victory, his third in a row.


"This horse has so much ability he's got to run good," Zito, 48, said before the race. "If he doesn't, I'll be extremely disappointed."


(For other results, see Scorecard.)