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Ahead of Preakness 146 this Saturday – The Preakness has partnered with Zed Run to commemorate the incredible 146 year legacy of the Preakness Stakes while offering a special breed of digital racehorses with an exclusive Preakness skin. These limited edition digital collectibles are a first-of-its-kind in thoroughbred racing and bring the most iconic races in Preakness history to life in an all-new digital format. The auction is currently live, with the main collection auction ending Saturday, May 16 at 6pm. PDT and the Special Edition auctions ending on Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m. PDT. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the NFTs will benefit The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

The Preakness Historic Moments

The Preakness will commemorate its 146 year legacy with a collection of seventeen individual 1-of-1 NFTs surrounding race day. These limited edition digital collectibles bring the most iconic races in Preakness history to life in an all-new digital format. The collection will auction official full race clips from some of the most historic races in Preakness history. Every NFT available for auction in the collection will unlock exclusive offerings within Zed Run including a Preakness race-coat-skin within the game and Genesis Z10 digital racehorses. 

  • Triple Crown Winner (1973) – Secretariat (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Triple Crown Winner (1977) – Seattle Slew (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Triple Crown Winner (1978) – Affirmed (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Classic Rivalry (1989) – Sunday Silence vs. Easy Goer (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Historic Win (1997) – Silver Charm (1-of-1 NFT)
  • Historic Win (2004) – Smarty Jones (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Historic Win (2005) – Afleet Alex (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Classic Rivalry (2007) – Curlin vs. Street Sense vs. Hard Spun (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Memorable Filly Victory (2009) – Rachel Alexandra (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Historic Win (2012) – I’ll Have Another (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Historic Win (2014) – California Chrome (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Triple Crown Winner (2015) – American Pharoah (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Triple Crown Winner (2018) – Justify (1-of-1 NFT) 
  • Memorable Filly Victory (2020) – Swiss Skydiver (1-of-1 NFT) 

The Preakness Special Editions

Beyond tokenizing each historic Preakness Stakes race as an NFT, The Preakness is pairing incredible physical experiences with each Special Edition NFT. The highest bidders of each Special Edition can join the winner’s circle next year at the historic Preakness Stakes for the presentation of the Woodlawn Vase, personally name a Preakness undercard race, attend Preakness 147 as VIP guests and much more! Special editions include: 

  • Special Edition: The Woodlawn Vase NFT & Physical Trophy (1-of-1)
    • The winning bidder will receive an Official Woodlawn Vase replica trophy and become the first public-facing owner of such a token made by a master silversmith Stieff Galmer in New York.
    • The winning bidder will also receive (2) VIP Tickets to Preakness 147 (May, 2022) *Inclusive of Homestretch views and a VIP dining experience.*
  • Special Edition: The Preakness 146 – An Instant 1-of-1 Classic (2021)
    • Directly following Preakness 146 on Saturday, May 15, The Preakness will mint the race as a 1-of-1 NFT. History Made With First Real Time Sports NFT Drop.
    • The winner will work with The Preakness design team to create an official jockey silk, with custom designs, colors and patterns. Additionally, this silk will be autographed by this year’s Preakness 146 winner and shipped directly to them.
    • The winning bidder will also receive (2) VIP Tickets to Preakness 147 (May, 2022) *Inclusive of Homestretch views and a VIP dining experience.*
  • Special Edition: Triple Crown Winner Montage (1-of-1)
    • This 1-of-1 video NFT showcases the most recent winners of The Preakness Triple Crown (Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, American Pharoah, Justify).
    • The winner of this 1-of-1 auction will also win the exclusive opportunity to name an undercard race at Preakness 147 next year. 
    • The winning bidder will also receive (2) VIP Tickets to Preakness 147 (May, 2022) *Inclusive of Homestretch views and a VIP dining experience.*
  • Special Edition: “American Thoroughbred” by Black Madre (1-of-1)
    • A hand illustrated edition depicting the legendary American Thoroughbred and Preakness Winner, Justify alongside champion, Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith, during the 143rd Preakness on May 19, 2018.
    • A portion of proceeds from the sale of this NFT will benefit The Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund
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