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Shackleford holds off Animal Kingdom to win Preakness

Shackleford, center, ridden by Jesus Castanon, works down the stretch in front of Animal Kingdom, left, ridden by Mike Smith, and Astrology, right, during 136th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Baltimore. Shackleford won the race. (Nick Wass / Fr67404 Ap)
Shackleford, center, ridden by Jesus Castanon, works down the stretch in front of Animal Kingdom, left, ridden by Mike Smith, and Astrology, right, during 136th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Baltimore. Shackleford won the race. (Nick Wass / Fr67404 Ap)

BALTIMORE — Shackleford battled for the lead from the start and held off a late charge from Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to win the Preakness Stakes.

Animal Kingdom, the favorite, finished second in Saturday’s race at Pimlico, followed by Astrology.

Shackleford, who finished fourth in the Derby despite holding the lead for most of the race, posted a winning time of 1:56.21.

He paid $27.20 to win, $10.20 to place and $6.80 to show.

Animal Kingdom paid $4.20 and $3.60.

Astrology finished third and paid $8.



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