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.

Check out the 2009 Preakness Stakes Start Time & Viewing Guide

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.

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Bet the 2008 Preakness Stakes

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.

- Only three horses in the history of the Preakness Stakes have paid more than 20-1 (Master Derby, 23-1, 1975).
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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

Thoroughbred: Curlin
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

- Big Brown

- Gayego

- Giant Moon

- Hey Byrn

- Icabad Crane

- Kentucky Bear

- Macho Again

- Racecar Rhapsody

- Riley Tucker

- Stevil

- Tres Borrachos

- Yankee Bravo

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