On Saturday, the second leg of the Triple Crown takes place in the 144th Preakness Stakes. The race is scheduled for a 6:48 p.m. EST start time and it will be televised nationally on NBC. Country House, winner of the Kentucky Derby, will not be running in the race. Improbable is listed as the Morning Line favorite to win the race.
Preakness Stakes Post Positions
1. War of Will (4-1)
2. Bourbon War (12-1)
3. Warrior's Charge (12-1)
4. Improbable (5-2)
5. Owendale (10-1)
6. Market King (30-1)
7. Alwaysmining (8-1)
8. Signalman (30-1)
9. Bodexpress (20-1)
10. Everfast (50-1)
11. Laughing Fox (20-1)
12. Anothertwistafate (6-1)
13. Win Win Win (15-1)
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 144th Preakness Stakes is scheduled to take place on May 19, 2018 at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland.
Preakness 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), Affirmed (1978), American Pharoah (2015) and Justify (2018).
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