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An overhead, panoramic view of Pimlico Racetrack before the 131st Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore, May 20, 2006. Bernardini won the race. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

No. 4 SHORTER DISTANCE: The Preakness distance is 1 3-16 miles, a sixteenth of a mile shorter than the Kentucky Derby, and five sixteenths shorter than the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes, called the Test of the Champion.