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2019 Preakness: War of Will Wins in Dramatic Rebound from Kentucky Derby Loss

Mike Stewart/Associated Press

BALTIMORE — War of Will, who lost a chance at victory in the Kentucky Derby after tangling with Maximum Security, rebounded to win the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Two weeks ago, 22 minutes after Maximum Security appeared to be the emphatic winner of the 145th Derby, three stewards, horse racing’s version of referees, ruled that when the colt had jumped a puddle, he impeded the progress of a rival, War of Will, almost knocking off that colt’s rider, Tyler Gaffalione.

It set off a chain reaction that resulted Maximum Security being disqualified and placing 17th.