After a strong start, female racehorse Rachel Alexandra clung to her lead and won the Preakness, the heralded second jewel of the Triple Crown. However, due to a harsh crackdown on booze by organizers of the event, attendance dropped by 30 percent, according to the Washington Post. The event had become such a wild party that the race had earned the name, "The Freakeness." Fans that decided not to attend missed Rachel Alexandra, the only filly in the race, win in a thrilling finish. Though the Kentucky Derby's underdog winner, Mine That Bird, gave chase, the powerhouse filly moved to 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 the Preakness was 1924.
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