1961 Preakness Stakes

The 1961 Preakness Stakes was the 86th running of the $200,000 Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race. The race took place on May 20, 1961, and was televised in the United States on the CBStelevision network. Carry Back, who was jockeyed by John Sellers, won the race by three quarters of a length over runner-up Globemaster. Approximate post time was 5:47 p.m. Eastern Time. The race was run on a fast track in a final time of 1:57-3/5[1] The Maryland Jockey Club reported total attendance of 32,211, this is recorded as second highest on the list of American thoroughbred racing top attended events for North America in 1961.[2]

86th running of the Preakness Stakes
86th Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes
Location Pimlico Race Course,
Baltimore, Maryland,
United States
Date May 20, 1961
Winning horse Carry Back
Jockey John Sellers
Conditions Fast
Surface Dirt
 1960
1962 

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The 86th Preakness Stakes Payout Schedule

Program
Number
Horse Name Win Place Show
4 Carry Back $4.00 $3.20 $2.20
6 Globemaster $8.00 $3.40
3 Crozier $2.40
Finish
Position
Margin
(lengths)
Post
Position
Horse name Jockey Trainer Owner Post Time
Odds
Purse
Earnings
1st 0 4 Carry Back John Sellers Jack A. Price Mrs. Katherine Price 1.00-1
favorite
$135,800
2nd 3/4 6 Globemaster John L. Rotz Thomas Kelly Leonard P. Sasso 8.60-1 $30,000
3rd 43/4 3 Crozier Braulio Baeza Julius E. Tinsley, Jr. Fred W. Hooper 3.00-1 $15,000
4th 51/4 9 Dr. Miller Herb Hinojosa Hirsch Jacobs Ethel D. Jacobs 10.90-1 $7,500
5th 91/4 7 Sherluck Sam Boulmetis Harold Young Jacob Sher 15.20-1
6th 91/2 8 Hitting Away Robert Ussery James E. Fitzsimmons Ogden Phipps 9.20-1
7th 101/2 2 Nashua Blue Buck Thornburg Lloyd Murray Boncrist Farm 69.40-1
8th 111/4 5 Orleans Doge George Hettinger William J. Resseguet Sr. Ben Weiner 41.90-1
9th 171/4 1 Crimson Fury Willie Carstens Gordon R. Potter Crimson King Farm 186.00-1
  • Winning Breeder: Jack A. Price; (KY)
  • Winning Time: 1:57 3/5
  • Track Condition: Fast
  • Total Attendance: 32,211[2]

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