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  • The 1959 Preakness Stakes was the 84th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing in the United States. The race was held on May 16, 1959 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Royal Orbit, who was jockeyed by William Harmatz, won the race.
  • The 1959 Preakness Stakes was the 84th running of the $200,000 Preakness Stakes. The race took place on May 16, 1959, and was televised in the United States on the CBS television network. Royal Orbit, who was jockeyed by William Harmatz, won the race by four lengths over runner-up Sword Dancer. Approximate post time was 5:47 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run on a fast track in a final time of 1:57 flat The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 31,506, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1959.

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