We’d wager, and this being about horse racing that would be entirely appropriate, that no horse has ever gone from the starting gate of the Preakness Stakes (or any Triple Crown race for that matter) to the starting gate at Charles Town in his/her very next start.

Never mind, that the starting gate at Charles Town was for a $250,000 stakes race.

But that is exactly what Big Drama did on Saturday night. Rebounding from a solid fifth-place finish in the Preakness last month, Big Drama captured the $250,000 Red Legend Stakes.

Trainer David Fawkes ran Big Drama without blinkers in the Preakness, but they were back on Saturday night, with Big Drama also coming out wearing front leg bandages for the first time in a race. Big Drama broke from post 9, a somewhat dicey proposition going seven furlongs at Charles Town, but jockey Eibar Coa expertly guided Big Drama to the win.

Big Drama paid just $3 to win, and was followed under the wire by Bunker Hill and Russell Road (who’s mating occurred as the result of a VTA Stallion Auction purchase).

Racing for owner-breeder Harold Queen, Big Drama now has finished first in seven of nine starts, though he is credited with only six wins, having been disqualified from first to second in the Swale Stakes. The $144,000 first-place prize boosted Big Drama’s bankroll over $1 million.