Preakness Stakes Basics
Pimlico Race Course Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Distance: 1-3/16(9.5 furlongs)
Track: Dirt, Left-handed
Weight: Colt/Gelding: 126 lb (57.2 kg)
Filly: 121 lb (54.9 kg)
Purse: US$1 million
Number of Horses In Race
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.
American Pharoah claimed the Preakness Stakes in 2015 as the odds-on 4/5 betting favorite. The colt won by seven lengths and finished in 1:54.46 behind the rid of jockey Victor Espinoza. 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.
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The 140th running of the Preakness Stakes watched American Pharoah, the 4/5 betting favorite, keep its “Triple Crown” hopes alive. Longshot Tale of Verve finished 2nd and Diving Rod was 3rd. Even though the favorite cashed, bettors saw some great payouts for the second leg.
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