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2003 Preakness Stakes – Humorous Cide : Full Broadcast – jj

2003 Preakness Stakes – Humorous Cide : Full Broadcast

Funny Cide, a New York-bred gelding, came to Kentucky under the radar screen, but he will return to the Empire State a star, winning the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) impressively Saturday and putting himself in a position to win the Triple Crown.

The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and his connections — owners Sackatoga Stable, Tagg and Santos — had to endure an unsettling situation along the way. A week after the Derby, a story broke about a suspicious photograph from the finish of the Run for the Roses, but an investigation cleared Santos after showing he clearly was not holding anything other than his whip during the race.

“Barclay told me to try to save some ground … then at the five-eighths to give him some loose rein,” said Santos. “He just loped along and then I used my whip in case there was a camera or something. I didn’t want him to get to looking around or something.”

Funny Cide was sent off the narrow favorite in the Preakness over Peace Rules — who had run third in the Derby — but it was no contest, Funny Cide winning the Preakness by the second-largest margin in the 128-year history of the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.



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  1. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia's quotation:

    "Just after the horses for the Preakness are called to the post, the audience is invited to sing 'Maryland, My Maryland', the official state song of Maryland. Traditionally, the Baltimore Colts' Marching Band led the song from the infield. Today, the United States Naval Academy Glee Club leads the song"

  2. PM – thanks for posting this. I still have it on an old VHS tape somewhere.

    Funny Cide for those interested is happily living his days out at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, VA and can be visited every day. Sadly Ten Cents A Shine would later breakdown in 2007 at Winterthur, DE while attempt to change careers to steeplechasing.

    Jose Santos after suing the Miami Herald would later settle out of court.

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