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Filly Wins Preakness

After a strong start, female racehorse Rachel Alexandra clung to her lead and won Preakness, the heralded second jewel of the Triple Crown. The only filly in the race, Rachel Alexandra was the 9-5 favorite to win. Though the Kentucky Derby's underdog winner, Mine That Bird, gave chase, the powerhouse filly moved the front of the pack at the No. 13 post and won with a long lead, at one minute and fifty five seconds. The last time a filly won Preakness was 1924.