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No Triple Crown as Exaggerator Wins Preakness Over Nyquist

Things off to a sad start at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore with 2 horses dying and 1 jockey injured

Things got off to a sad start Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, as Preakness race day began with two horses dying and one jockey injured in the first few heats of the day.

Exaggerator won the day overall, with Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist taking second place. This means there will be no Triple Crown winner this year, regardless of which horse wins Belmont in three weeks.

The winner of the first race of the day, Homeboykris collapsed while walking back to the barn, after he had his picture taken in the winner’s circle.

Later, Pramedya fractured her left cannon bone during a race, and had to be euthanized on the course. The horse’s jockey, Daniel Centeno, was thrown and broke his clavicle.

“Kris had a small team who loved him and cared about him,” Homeboykris’ owner Jan Klein said in a statement to ABC News. “His trainer, Fran Campitelli; his caretakers; and of course, me,” Klein said. “He loved what he did and we will all miss him. Such a wonderful competitor with a marvelous record. We all feel privileged to have been a part of his life.”

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