Preakness to feature nine ‘new shooters’ that didn’t run in the Kentucky Derby Ed McNamara, Newsday · May 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm The Kentucky Derby is a happening. The Preakness happens two weeks later. The unique lure of the classic at decrepit old Pimlico is that as long as the Derby winner runs, a Triple Crown is a possibility. For the first time in 23 years, the horse who wore the garland of roses won’t be going for the blanket of Black-Eyed Susans. Stall 40 in the stakes barn, always reserved for the Derby winner, is empty. Country House, who inherited the victory because Maximum Security was disqualified to 17th for interference, is skipping the race after developing a cough. Maximum Security is hanging out at Monmouth Park, and second- and third-place Code of Honor and Tacitus also are taking a break.