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Fillies in the Preakness Stakes


Rachel Alexandra won the 2009 Preakness Stakes
Date: 05/18/09

On May 16, 2009, Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra was supplemented to the Preakness Stakes and beat the boys as the 9-5 favorite for new owner Stonestreet Stables. Here is a look at the history of fillies in the Preakness. Not only was she the fifth filly to win, Rachel Alexandra was the first Kentucky Oaks winner to even start in the Preakness.

So far only five fillies have won the Preakness Stakes: Rachel Alexandra (2009), Nellie Morse (1924), Rhine Maiden (1915), Whimsical (1906), and Flocarline (1903). In total, there have been 53 fillies to start in the Preakness with 5 winning, 5 finishing second, and 8 finishing third. It is interesting to note that a filly, Regret, also won the Kentucky Derby in 1915, however she did not start in the Preakness.

Before this year, the last filly to enter the Preakness was Excellent Meeting in 1999. She did not have much luck and pulled up after after 6 furlongs, but she did come back to race again and retired after her 4-year-old season. Prior to her, 1988 Kentucky Derby-winning filly Winning Colors finished 3rd in the Preakness.

Here is a chart of all the fillies in the Preakness Stakes with their odds (* indicates the post time favorite) and finish position with winners in bold. There are no odds available for the races before 1900 and a few charts from 1900-1906 did not have odds for all horses so some will be missing if they were not listed.

You may also be interested in fillies in the Kentucky Derby and fillies in the Belmont Stakes.

YearNameOddsFinish
Position
2009Rachel Alexandra9-5 *1st
1999Excellent Meeting7-1pulled up
1988Winning Colors9-5 *3rd
1980Genuine Risk2-1 *2nd
1939Cinencia7-16th
1937Jewell Dorsett119-18th
1935Nellie Flag5-17th
1930Snowflake9-13rd
1928Bateau25-18th
1927Fair Star20-16th
1925Maid At Arms5-111th
1924Nellie Morse12-11st
1923Sally's Alley16-111th
1922Miss Joy3-2 *10th
1921Polly Ann10-12nd
1921Careful8-112th
1921Lough Storm58-113th
1919Milkmaid (part of an entry with Triple Crown winner Sir Barton)7-5 *8th
1918Kate Bright40-13rd
(2nd div.)
1918Mary Maud16-16th
(1st div.)
1918Quietude26-19th
(1st div.)
1917Fruit Cake4-14th
1917Fox Trot21-114th
1915Rhine Maiden6-11st
1913Cadeau26-15th
1912Jeannette B.7-15th
1911Heatherbroom7-16th
1909Hill Top15-13rd
1909Arondack12-16th
1909Sans Souci II7-27th
1909Grania40-18th
1906Whimsical8-5 *1st
1906Content40-12nd
1906Flip Flap2-17th
1906Fatinitza-8th
1905Kiamesha8-12nd
1905Coin Maid6-13rd
1905Bohemia-5th
1905Iota-9th
1904Possession60-17th
1904Flammula5-18th
1903Flocarline8-11st
1902Barouche-6th
1902Sun Shower-7th
1901Sadie S.8-12nd
1896Intermission-3rd
1896Cassette-4th
1895Sue Kittie-3rd
1895Bombazette-7th
1894Flirt-13th
1881Aella-6th
1880Emily F.-3rd
1875Australind-7th

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