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Preakness Q & A

Like the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes is surrounded by myths and half-truths. Here's a question and answer session that will improve your Preakness I.Q.

Updated: May 18, 2005, 11:21 AM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

Like the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes is surrounded by myths and half-truths. Here's a question and answer session that will improve your Preakness I.Q.

Q. On television, Pimlico looks so much smaller than Churchill Downs. How big is each track? A. Actually, the main track of each is a mile around and encircles a 7-furlong turf course. Churchill looks bigger because its stretch is 120 feet wide, 50 feet wider than Pimlico's. The distance from the stretch turn to the finish line at ...

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