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Always Dreaming faded down the stretch, where Cloud Computing overtook second-favorite Classic Empire to win the 142nd Preakness States on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Cloud Computing wins the 142nd Preakness Stakes over Classic Empire

Cloud Computing (2), ridden by Javier Castellano, edges Classic Empire, with Julien Leparoux, to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes. (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)
Cloud Computing (2), ridden by Javier Castellano, edges Classic Empire, with Julien Leparoux, to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes. (Mike Stewart / Associated Press)

Everyone was saying it was a two horse race. Everyone was wrong.

Cloud Computing pulled the upset in Saturday’s running of the 142nd Preakness Stakes on Saturday under overcast skies on a fast track.

He caught the leaders down the stretch and overtook second-favorite Classic Empire to win by a nose and end the Triple Crown hopes of Always Dreaming, winner of the Kentucky Derby. Senior Investment finished third.

Always Dreaming and Classic Empire were the clear favorites among the record Pimlico Race Course crowd of 140,327, as well as simulcast bettors across the country.

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