- Published: May 2022
- Written by Emily Stakem
Cindy Deubler recounted the historic win and controversy of the 1962 Preakness, where Virginia-bred Greek Money survived a stretch slugfest with division leader, Ridan, to win by a nose. Ridan’s jockey Manuel Ycaza lodged an objection as winning owner/breeder Donald Ross (of Delaware), trainer Virgil W. “Buddy” Raines and jockey John Rotz awaited the photo finish announcement. After extensive review, the stewards allowed the results to stand and ultimately suspended Ycaza for elbowing Rotz in the final yards. A now-famous photo by the Baltimore Sun’s Joseph A. DiPaola showed the proof.