Shackelford was a long shot and not expected to win the race as he was in the 5th slot looking more like a laggard than a winner but Cooper's talk with the Jockeys told him to think otherwise of Shackelford and to advise all of his clients to take the longshot.
Now we have to wait till next year to see a Triple Crown winner with "Animal Kingdom" chances spoiled.
The opening odds this afternoon were 12-1 on Shackelford and he was right next to Flashpoint throughout the beginning of the race until half way around the final turn and then he came through to beat out Animal Kingdom.
Jockey Jesus Castanon finished a half-length in front dcovering 1 3-16 miles at a time of 1:56.47.
This was the 1st time Jesus has won a triple crown race and trainer Dale Romans from Louisville, Kentucky was delighted as Shackelford just missed showing coming in 4th place at the Derby a few weeks ago.
Payouts were as follows:
All of Coopers Pick horse clients made money today so congratulations to all members you can continue sending the thank yous they never get old!
As for Animal Kingdom the 2-1 favorite his pay outs were $4.20 and $3.60.
Astrology paid $8.00 for show.
The rest of the preakness stakes results were as follows:
4th Place: Dialed In
5th Place: Dance City
6th Place: Mucho Macho Man
7th Place: King Congie
8th Place: Mr. Commons
9th Place: Isn't He Perect
10: Concelaed Identity
11th: Norman Asbjornson
12th: Sway Away
13th: Midnight Interlude
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