If you are looking for the 2012 Preakness post time, post positions and opening odds the information to make sure you do not miss the second leg of the Triple Crown can be found below. Once the post positions are made official, Bodemeister is expected to be the clear cut favorite and should open up at 2-1. The "Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" is held on the third Saturday in May and is only trumped by the Kentucky Derby in attendance for North American stakes races. The 137th Preakness is scheduled to take place on May 19, 2012 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland. Preakness Stakes Post Time: 6:18pm EDT. Television: 4:30-6:45 on NBC. Location: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Type: Thoroughbred. Track: Dirt, Left-handed. Purse: $1 million Distance: 1 3/16 miles (9.5 furlongs). Qualification: 3-year old. Weight: 126 pounds (Colt/Gelding) / 121 pounds (Filly). Expected Weather Conditions: 77 degrees and sunny (click for updated Preakness weather). Pimlico Track Conditions: Fast. Turf Condition: Firm.
2012 Preakness Post Positions and Opening Odds1-Tiger Walk 30-12-Teeth of the Dog 15-13-Pretension 30-14-Zetterholm 20-15-Went The Day Well 6-16-Creative Cause 6-17-Bodemeister 8-58-Daddy Nose Best 12-19-I'll Have Another 5-210-Optimizer 30-111-Cozzetti 30-1Preakness Facts: Opening day at Pimlico Race Course in 1870 featured the Dinner Party Stakes that was won by a horse named Preakness. In the racetrack's spring meet of 1873, the 3-year-old stakes race was named after him and the rest is history. The first official Preakness was won by Survivor with a 10 length cushion between him and second place. This record win was not topped until 2004 when Smarty Jones took home the title by an amazing 11 lengths.
Triple Crown Winners (Official List): Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978). One of Marcos Horse Stories...Host Marco D'Angelo talks about a story he experienced a few years ago with Pregame's own Johnny Detroit.