Racehorse Preakness and trainer William Lakeland in HOF

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The thoroughbred Preakness and English trainer William Lakeland have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.

Preakness, the namesake of the middle leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, was born in 1867 at Woodburn Stud in Kentucky. He debuted as a 3-year-old on Oct. 25, 1870 and won the Dinner Party Stakes at the inaugural Pimlico Race Course meeting.

Preakness also won the Jockey Club Handicap, Manhattan Handicap and Grand National Handicap in 1873; the Jockey Club Stakes in 1874; and the Baltimore Cup the following year. He concluded his nine-year career with a record of 18-12-2 from 39 starts, with earnings of $39,820.

Lakeland was a successful jockey before becoming a trainer in the late 1870s. He won the 1894 Preakness with Assignee and also captured the Coney Island Handicap four times; the Futurity three times; and the Metropolitan Handicap, Brooklyn Handicap, Brighton Cup and Matron twice each.

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