How Well Do You Know Preakness?

Do you consider yourself a Preakness Stakes expert? As this year's race approaches, take our Preakness trivia quiz and find out if you're ahead of the pack or a few furlongs back.

1. When was the first Preakness Stakes held?

  • 1852
  • 1868
  • 1873
  • 1885
  • 1891

2. What was the first Preakness' original purse?

  • $1,200
  • $2,050
  • $4,000
  • $5,550
  • $10,000

3. How many Preakness winners have also won the Kentucky Derby?

  • 11
  • 18
  • 24
  • 29
  • 33

4. What is the current distance of the Preakness race?

  • 1 mile
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1 3/16 miles
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • 1 1/2 miles

5. How many times has Preakness been run before the Kentucky Derby?

  • 0
  • 4
  • 7
  • 11
  • 16

6. The last horse to win the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes was Thunder Gulch in 1995. Where did he finish in Preakness?

  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 6th
  • 7th

7. The last time a filly won Preakness was 2009. What was that horse's name?

  • Rhine Maiden
  • Rachel Alexandra
  • Winning Colors
  • Whimsical
  • Nellie Morse

8. Which horse had the fastest Preakness time of 1:53?

  • Affirmed (1978)
  • Curlin (2007)
  • Nashua (1955)
  • Secretariat (1973)
  • Tank's Prospect (1985)

9. Which of these is not an ingredient in a traditional Black-Eyed Susan?

  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Triple Sec
  • Whiskey

10. What's the name of the Preakness trophy?

  • Woodlawn Vase
  • Pimlico Cup
  • Calvert Cup
  • Preakness Trophy
  • Black-Eyed Susan Vase

11. Eddie Arcaro is Preakness' winningest jockey. How many races did he win?

  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8

12. What was notable about Preakness' 1945 race?

  • It was the first race to feature a female rider.
  • It was suspended due to World War II.
  • It was the first time the Black-Eyed Susan blanket was used.
  • It was held in June.

13. Who won last year's Preakness race?

  • Union Rags
  • Optimizer
  • I'll Have Another
  • Creative Cause
  • Bodemeister
Check your results!