ELKTON, MD - MAY 17: Exercise rider David Nava takes Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness entrant Animal Kingdom over the track at the Fair Hill Training Center on May 17, 2011 in Elkton, Maryland. Animal Kingdom is training for Saturday's 136th Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Shackleford Wins Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom falls just short, no Triple Crown this year

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Shackleford Wins 2011 Preakness Stakes, Animal Kingdom Second

Shackleford went wire to wire and won the 2011 Preakness Stakes Saturday, leading throughout to win the 136th running of the event.

"It feels amazing," jockey Jesus Castanon said afterward on NBC. "I couldn't ask for a better run than he did."

Shackleford’s time was 1 minute, 56.47 seconds. Animal Kingdom, the Kentucky Derby winner, came on strong in the end but finished second by three-quarters of a length. There will be no Triple Crown this year.

Astrology was third and Dialed in was fourth.

Here’s the full order of finish, with the horse, trainer / jockey and opening odds:

1 Shackleford Dale Romans / Jesus Castanon 12/1

2 Animal Kingdom H. Graham Motion / John Velazquez 2/1

3 Astrology Steve Asmussen / Mike Smith 15/1

4 Dialed In Nick Zito / Julien Leparoux 9/2

5 Dance City Todd Pletcher / Ramon Dominguez 12/1

6 Mucho Macho Man Kathy Ritvo / Rajiv Maragh 6/1

7 King Congie Tom Albertrani / Robby Albarado 20/1

8 Mr. Commons John Shirreffs / Victor Espinoza 20/1

9 Isn’t He Perfect Doodnauth Shivmangal / Edgar Prado 30/1

10 Concealed Identity Eddie Gaudet / Sheldon Russell 30/1

11 Norman Asbjornson Christopher Grove / Julian Pimentel 30/1

12 Sway Away Jeff Bonde / Garrett Gomez 15/1

13 Midnight Interlude Bob Baffert / Martin Garcia 15/1

14 Flashpoint Wesley Ward / Cornelio Velasquez 20/1

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Preakness 2011: Animal Kingdom Seeks Second Leg In Triple Crown

The 2011 Preakness takes place Saturday, with a post time of 6:18 p.m. Eastern on NBC. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom installed as the favorite at 2/1 odds.

Nehro, the second-place finisher at the Derby, is not in the running at the Preakness, but third-place finisher Mucho Macho Man and fourth-place finisher Shackleford are both in the draw.

Here's the full field, with the horse, trainer / jockey and odds:

1 Astrology Steve Asmussen /  Mike Smith 15/1

2 Norman Asbjornson Christopher Grove /  Julian Pimentel 30/1

3 King Congie Tom Albertrani / Robby Albarado 20/1

4 Flashpoint Wesley Ward / Cornelio Velasquez 20/1

5 Shackleford Dale Romans / Jesus Castanon 12/1

6 Sway Away Jeff Bonde / Garrett Gomez 15/1

7 Midnight Interlude Bob Baffert / Martin Garcia 15/1

8 Dance City Todd Pletcher / Ramon Dominguez 12/1

9 Mucho Macho Man Kathy Ritvo / Rajiv Maragh 6/1

10 Dialed In Nick Zito / Julien Leparoux 9/2

11 Animal Kingdom H. Graham Motion /  John Velazquez 2/1

12 Isn't He Perfect Doodnauth Shivmangal / Edgar Prado 30/1

13 Concealed Identity Eddie Gaudet / Sheldon Russell 30/1

14 Mr. Commons John Shirreffs / Victor Espinoza 20/1

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