Triple Crown produces 3 different winners, likely no closure
Four weeks later, filly Swiss Skydiver challenged and beat Authentic in the Preakness. The Triple Crown races run out of order and later in the year produced three different winners and quite the competition for 3-year-old horse of the year. said NBC Sports analyst Kenny Rice, one of the few people to witness all three 2020 Triple Crown races in person. “We can look at both races, I suppose,” McPeek said after Swiss Skydiver won the Preakness. “We got to see most of the good 3- year-olds still in training run in the Triple Crown races.
Winning filly: Swiss Skydiver beats Authentic in Preakness
"She’s just such a special filly," said trainer Kenny McPeek, who won the Preakness for the first time for his second Triple Crown race victory. “I had an opportunity,” said Albarado, who won his second Preakness after 2007 aboard Curlin. Swiss Skydiver was the first filly to run in the Preakness since 2014, when Ria Antonia finished last. “That’s a good filly,” said Authentic and Thousand Words trainer Bob Baffert, who was denied a record-breaking eighth Preakness victory. Swiss Skydiver made it so each Triple Crown race in 2020 had a different winner.
Swiss Skydiver upsets Authentic to win 2020 Preakness Stakes
Those hanging around the heavily restricted stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course this week joked around that Authentic would stare down filly Swiss Skydiver whenever she walked past. At 11-1 odds, Swiss Skydiver pulled off an upset of 3-2 favorite and Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. BALTIMORE, MD- OCTOBER 3: Swiss Skydiver with Robby Albarado up wins the Preakness Stakes on Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course, on October 3, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Swiss Skydiver made it so each Triple Crown race in 2020 had a different winner. Swiss Skydiver is a candidate to challenge them in the Breeders' Cup Classic or could face older fillies and mares in the Distaff.cbsnews.com