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Preakness Stakes

 
Preakness Stakes Basics
Race Location
Pimlico Race Course Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Inaugurated
1873

Race Type
Thoroughbred

Race Information
Distance: 1-3/16(9.5 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, Left-handed
Qualification: 3-year-old
Weight: Colt/Gelding: 126 lb (57.2 kg)
Filly: 121 lb (54.9 kg)
Purse: US$1 million

Number of Horses In Race
The field is limited to 14 horses.

Preakness Stakes Information
The Preakness Stakes or what is often called "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" is the second-leg of horse racing’s “Triple Crown.” The event is always held on the third Saturday in May and takes place Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
Exaggerator claimed the Preakness Stakes in 2016 as a 3/1 betting choice by rallying past the 3/5 favorite Nyquist. The colt won by 3 1/2 lengths and finsihed in 1:58:31 on a sloppy track. Check out all the past winners from Pimlico Race Course.
The odds for the Preakness Stakes are created by Pimlico Race Course oddsmaker Frank Carulli. The official morning-line odds are announced after the post positions for the field have been set, which is normally announced on Wednesday before Saturday's race. Prior to the draw, gamblers can check out fixed odds at various betting shops.
If you’re new to betting on horses, then be sure to get all the details on the most basic terms that you’ll be sure to hear at the racetrack. Also, find out how to read the odds, plus stay abreast with the latest types of races and their surfaces.
The 141st running of the Preakness Stakes watched Exaggerator, a 3/1 betting choice, capture the second leg of the "Triple Crown." Cherry Wine finished 2nd and Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist came in third. Despite a small field, bettors cashed some great payouts.
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