2012 Pimlico Special Results: Alternation Wins Photo Finish

It came down to the wire at the 2012 Pimlico Special, but Alternation held off Nehro, winning by a hair in the 48th running of the Pimlico Special.

Alternation, ridden by jockey Luis Quinonez, wasn't exactly a surprise to win, ranked slightly behind favorite Mission Impazible at 4-1. Endorsement came in third. Nehro and Endorsement were each staked at 8-1 in the morning.

It's another notch in an impressive career for Alternation: the horse has now won eight of 13 races in which he has competed, which isn't bad by anybody's standards.

Either way, a photo finish in the first running of the race since 2008 isn't bad at all. Now all horse racing eyes can turn towards the real main event, tomorrow's Preakness.

For more on the Pimlico Special and the Preakness, stay tuned to this StoryStream or check out SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.

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