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.
Cloud Computing claimed the Preakness Stakes in 2017 as a 13/1 betting choice by rallying past the second favorite Classic Empire. The colt won by a head and finsihed in 1:55:98 on a muddy 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 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes watched Cloud Computing, a 13/1 betting choice, capture the second leg of the "Triple Crown." Classic Empire finished 2nd and Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming finished eighth. Despite a small field, bettors cashed some huge payouts.
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