Horse Racing

Triple Crown produces 3 different winners, likely no closure

Four weeks later, filly Swiss Skydiver challenged and beat Authentic in the Preakness. The Triple Crown races run out of order and later in the year produced three different winners and quite the competition for 3-year-old horse of the year. ”It sure made it interesting to have a great debate: Which of the three winners would do it again if they, all three, were head to head?” said NBC Sports analyst Kenny Rice, one of the few people to witness all three 2020 Triple Crown races in person.

Winning filly: Swiss Skydiver beats Authentic in Preakness

Those hanging around the heavily restricted stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course this week joked around that Authentic would stare down filly Swiss Skydiver whenever she walked past. ”He got a good look at her today,” jockey Robby Albarado said. Swiss Skydiver added one final memorable moment to cap off a topsy-turvy Triple Crown season, beating favored Authentic by a neck after a stretch duel in the Preakness Stakes run without fans Saturday.