Flashback Friday: Afleet Alex wins the 2005 Preakness

Flashback Friday: Afleet Alex wins the 2005 Preakness

Ten years ago this month, Afleet Alex made history with a stunning victory in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico. After making a powerful rally along the rail to reach contention at the top of the stretch, Afleet Alex stumbled off the heels of front-running Scrappy T and nearly fell, but miraculously recovered his footing and went on to win the race in decisive fashion.

Afleet Alex would go on the win the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) before being retired later in the year due to injury. Although his career was cut short, the blend of talent, determination, and athleticism that Afleet Alex demonstrated in the Preakness has earned him a lasting legacy as one of the greatest racehorses in recent memory.

Relive Afleet Alex’s victory in the Preakness by watching the replay of the race!

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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