Preakness Stakes Guide
The Kentucky Derby might be over, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t more exciting horse racing action left to come. The 133rd running of the Preakness Stakes is approaching fast, so here’s some general information about the event, as well as where you can see and hear it and some betting trends for those getting in on the action.
Date: May 17, 2008
Location: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD
Post Time: 6:10pm ET.
Television Coverage of Preakness Stakes: Pre-Race Show Begins 5:00pm ET. On NBC & NBC HD
Radio Coverage: Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), 5:30-7:00pm ET.
Official website: www.preakness.com
Current Preakness Stakes Odds: Check out current Preakness Stakes Odds at our odds page.
Preakness Stakes Betting Trends:
- The favored horse has won the Preakness Stakes four of the last five years, and three of the last four Kentucky Derby winners have taken the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
- Over the past 20 years, the favored horse has won the race 8 times and has been first or second 15 times.
Preakness Stakes Information:
The Preakness Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race held annually on the third Saturday in May. It’s the second and shortest leg in Triple Crown racing and it’s always held at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The event has been termed “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” due to the way a horseshoe of black-eyed susans (Maryland’s state flower) is traditionally placed around the winning horse’s neck. The race is an American Grade 1 stakes race and the event is 1-3/16 mile. The purse is $1 million.
2007 Preakness Stakes Results and Payouts
Jockey: Robby Albaradao
Payout (Min $2): $8.80 (Win); $3.80 (Place); $2.80 (Show)
Thoroughbred: Street Sense
Jockey: Calvin Borel
Payout (Min $2): $3.00 (Place); $2.40 (Show)
Thoroughbred: Hard Spun
Jockey: Mario Pino
Payout (Min $2): $3.00 (Show)
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2008 Preakness Horse Profiles & Odds
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