When: Saturday May 19, 2018
Where: Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland
Watch: Live on TV with NBC at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
It's the 143 running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown and Horse racing fans are getting excited by a strong list of nominations for this season, which is sure to provide a memorable “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.”
The Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course - Pimlico has been hosting horse races since 1870 and is the second oldest horse race track in the United States (Saratoga, which opened in 1864, is the oldest).
By Preakness Stakes tradition, three year olds run the one and 3/16th mile track at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.
The field for the Preakness Stakes nominations for this season, which is sure to provide a memorable “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” that will begin the quest for the elusive Triple Crown.
There are no shortage of opinions and angles when handicapping the Preakness Stakes. With up to 14 horses leaving the starting gate on the third Saturday in May, let our experts help you find good plays and picks for your Preakness Stakes betting.
Now is the time to get invested in your favorite Preakness Stakes betting lines though, as the prices tend to move a ton after the morning lines are released the week of the race.
The Preakness Stakes is restricted to only 14 contenders and will run on May 19, at Pimlico Race Track and is the second leg of the Triple Crown.
The starters will be determined with the first seven horses given preference by the highest lifetime earnings in graded stakes.
The next four starters will be determined by the highest lifetime earnings in all “non-restricted stakes,” which means those stakes whose conditions contain no restrictions other than age or sex.
The remaining three starters will be determined by the highest lifetime earnings in all races.
After weeding through dozens of other contenders, there's only one left who is still dreaming about the Triple Crown. Always Dreaming captured the Kentucky Derby, and now, he's on the way to Baltimore to try to win the second leg of the Triple Crown at the Preakness Stakes.
Always Dreaming will head into the Preakness Stakes as the odds-on favorite. He's started at +110 to win the second leg of the Triple Crown and ultimately opened at 4/5 on the morning line odds. He's got the look of a colt who has the potential to win the whole enchilada for sure. Always Dreaming essentially went wire-to-wire at the Derby, and his post draw at #4, though not totally ideal, isn't really all that bad either considering the fact that there isn't a slew of speed to his inside.
It's clear to say that the field at the Preakness isn't quite as strong as it was at the Kentucky Derby, but the Run for the Roses was odd for a lot of the top contenders who just flat out didn't have great runs. Classic Empire was chief amongst those colts who just didn't run well at the Derby thanks to a lot of traffic, but with a smaller field at the Preakness, he figures to be an issue for Always Dreaming. That price of 3 to 1 is alluring for sure, as it's proof that the oddsmakers are believers to get the job done.
Lookin At Lee was second best at the Kentucky Derby, and he's back as the third favorite now at the Preakness. Remember that Lookin At Lee's daddy, Lookin At Lucky, won the 2010 Preakness Stakes after failing to win the Kentucky Derby. If lightning is going to strike twice in this family, it's going to come at a price of 10 to 1.
There are some notable newcomers, too. Conquest Mo Money is considered the top new contenders to the Triple Crown fray, and he's set at 15 to 1. The best price for a newcomer in the field is Cloud Computing, but that's largely due to his early speed and inside position in the second post. Cloud Computing opened at 12 to 1 on the Preakness Stakes morning lines.
But maybe the best price on the early Preakness Stakes odds is on Gunnevera at 15 to 1. We don't think that he's going to have a price this big on his head at the Preakness when push comes to shove. Remember that this was one of the most well-bet horses in the middle of the Kentucky Derby field, and at the end of the day, his final price of 10 to 1 ended up being not all that far off from the 7 to 1 of Classic Empire. Clearly, there's a lot of value here if that's going to be the standard.
Due to the increased coverage the Triple Crown races enjoy, many new and occasional horse betting fans come out to test their luck.
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Preakness Information: Gates Open 8:00 a.m.- Rain or Shine / First Race Post Time 10:30 a.m. / Preakness Stakes Post Time 6:05 p.m. / Pimlico Race Track Hayward and Winner Avenues Baltimore, Maryland 21215.
The Pimlico Race Track is home of the Preakness Stakes, the Pimlico first opened its doors on October 25, 1870. It is the second oldest racetrack in the U.S. The first was Saratoga, upstate New York in 1864.
The Pimlico racetrack was engineered by General John Ellicott and has hosted legendary horses such as Man O' War, Sir Barton, Sea Biscuit, War Admiral, Citation, Secretariat, Cigar and Silver Charm.
The Pimlico is constructed on 70 acres overlooking the Jones Falls, the Maryland Jockey Club purchased the land for $23,500, and built the racetrack for $25,000.
Still today the Maryland Jockey Club is dedicated to presenting the great sport of Thoroughbred racing as the centerpiece of a high-quality entertainment experience providing fun and excitement in an inviting and friendly atmosphere for people of all ages. - More about Pimlico Race track Here!!
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American Pharoah, topped the field of eight horses, running away down the stretch to win by seven lengths, with Tale of Verve second and Divining Rod third, another length back, before a record crowd of 131,680 at Pimlico race track.
The winner paid $3.80, $3.40 and $2.80.
Tale of Verve returned $19 and $8.80, and Divining Rod paid $5.20.
California Chrome won the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Pimlico, Maryland, capturing the first two legs of the 2014 Triple Crown and has a chance to become the first Triple Crown champion, since Affirmed won it in 1978.
California Chrome continued on his quest for a Triple Crown sweep at Pimlico Race Course, scoring a dominating victory in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) to the enthusiastic approval of a record crowd of 123,469.
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