136th Preakness Stakes
Thousands of fans enjoyed the prerace festivities at Pimlico.
Just like at the Kentucky Derby, stylish hats were all the rage at the track.
And they're off ... a full field of 14 took part in the 136th Preakness Stakes.
Shackleford (center) ridden by Jesus Castanon, works out of Turn 4 in front of the rest of the pack.
Jesus Castanon checks outside for Animal Kingdom's position while Astrology (right) tries to narrow the gap.
The last horse to sweep the Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes was Affirmed in 1978. Big Brown (2008) was the last with a chance to win the Triple Crown.
Shackleford (right), which went off as a 12-1 shot, finished fourth in 2011 Kentucky Derby.
Jesus Castanon is all smiles after winning the Preakness Stakes aboard Shackleford by 3/4 of a length over John Velazquez and Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom.
Jesus Castanon takes in the sights as he guides Shackleford -- draped in Black-Eyed Susans -- to the winner's circle.
Jesus Castanon and trainer Dale Romans share a moment of victory while holding the Woodlawn Vase.