Cloud Computing wins Preakness Stakes


BALTIMORE — Cloud Computing pulled away from the competition to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland.

Less than an hour before post time, the Kentucky Derby winner was the 7-5 favorite for the Preakness. Always Dreaming was 4-5 on the morning line set Wednesday.

Classic Empire, who finished fourth two weeks ago at Churchill Downs, was the 2-1 second choice followed by Derby runner-up Lookin At Lee at 8-1 and Conquest Mo Money at 9-1. Every other horse in the field had double-digit odds to win.

The racetrack was listed as muddy after Friday’s rainstorm. After three straight days of 90-degree weather, Saturday’s high was 66 degrees.

Country singer Sam Hunt and electro pop producer Zedd co-headlined the pre-race concert under cloudy skies. Good Charlotte was also on the bill.

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Gleb Taran, of Vienna, Va., watches the action ahead of the running of the 142nd Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico race course, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Baltimore.

Patrick Semansky / AP

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