LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Exaggerator has won the 141st annual running of the Preakness stakes.
The win ends Nyquist’s bid for the triple crown.READ MORE: Water Main Break Closes Part Of La Cienega Boulevard In West Hollywood
Exaggerator is based out of Santa Anita.
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Exagerrator wins the 141st Preakness Stakes!
4th Triple Crown win for jockey Kent Desormeaux since 2002. pic.twitter.com/Hp2vmWtKG8
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Racing in the rain on a sloppy track late Saturday, Exaggerator finally beat Nyquist after losing to the Kentucky Derby winner four times previously.
It was the first loss for Nyquist, who won his first eight races.
Ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by his brother Keith, Exaggerator took charge at the 3/16th pole and outlasted the tiring Nyquist down the stretch.
Cherry Wine finished second and Nyquist— the 3-5 favorite — took third.
In spite of the rain and temperatures that hovered in the mid-50s, track officials estimated the crowd to be 134,000 — a new Preakness record.MORE NEWS: 'Ankle Biter' Mosquito Population On The Rise In Orange County
The day got off to a somber start when two horses died and a jockey was injured early in the undercard.