May 21, 2011 7:44 PM by Lee Douglas

Shakleford edges Animal Kingdom at the Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) - Shackleford battled for the lead from the start and held off a late charge from Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to win the Preakness Stakes.

Animal Kingdom, the favorite, finished second in Saturday's race at Pimlico, followed by Astrology.

Shackleford, who finished fourth in the Derby despite holding the lead for most of the race, posted a winning time of 1:56.21.

He paid $27.20 to win, $10.20 to place and $6.80 to show. Animal Kingdom paid $4.20 and $3.60. Astrology finished third and paid $8.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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