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When is the Preakness Stakes?
The Preakness Stakes is on Saturday, May 21, 2016!
Where is the Preakness Stakes?
The Preakness Stakes is raced at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland
Where can I watch the Preakness Stakes?
Watch the Preakness Stakes live on TV with NBC at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
The 141st running of the $1,500,000 Preakness Stakes (Grade I), is the second jewel of the Triple Crown, set for Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the historic track.
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The stylized representation of traditional Preakness images can be seen throughout the logo which depicts a horse and jockey, Black-Eyed Susan flower and the venerable Pimlico clubhouse cupola. Use of the striking Maryland state flag colors of red, gold and black make an excellent transition to this year's logo.
Preakness Stakes Preview
Just seven rivals will try to derail G1 Kentucky Derby hero American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid in the second leg of the series at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Having drawn the disadvantageous inside post, American Pharoah, who was installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite, will likely need to use his early speed and try to take the field gate-to-wire. Derby runner-up Firing Line will break from the opposite end of the starting gate as the Line of David colt attempts to turn the tables and make up his one-length losing margin in Louisville. His connections were thrilled with the post position draw, and Hall of Famer Gary Stevens believes he'll have more options to make his own trip than the Derby champ will. Dortmund, American Pharoah's stablemate and the Derby show finisher, is a massive colt who should be able to handle the two-week turnaround better than most. The post-Derby news that he had suffered a minor colic bout one week before running for the roses inspires confidence that he could take a step forward here. Danzig Moon ran an especially good race in the Derby when fifth despite repeated trouble. He figures to be well of the early pace and make one long, sustained run to the wire. Mr. Z, a dull 13 th in the Derby, was a surprise late entrant following a private purchase from American Pharoah's owner, Ahmed Zayat. Zayat was against running the colt in the Preakness Stakes, but trainer D. Wayne Lukas orchestrated a sale to Calumet Farm and gets his wish to try to play spoiler in what would be a huge upset. Recent maiden winner Tale of Verve didn't get his chance to run in the Derby when excluded on the also-eligible list because the Zayat-owned El Kabeir and International Star scratched after the deadline. Charles Fipke's homebred is the only Preakness entrant to have raced and won at this distance and to have defeated older foes. Divining Rod had sufficient qualifying points to run in the Derby, but his connections decided to point for this spot after the son of Tapit captured Keeneland's G3 Lexington S. last month. This will mark the first Preakness for owner Lael Stables since the ill-fated Barbaro was injured soon out of the gate in 2006. Bodhisattva won the local prep for this race, the $100,000 Federio Tesio S., on this oval four weeks ago and gets a class check here for a pair of Preakness rookies in owner-trainer Jose Corrales and jockey Trevor McCarthy.
2015 Preakness Stakes Contenders
|1||1:58.46||1||4-5||American Pharoah||Bob Baffert||Victor Espinoza||Zayat Stables, LLC|
|2||5||30-1||Tale of Verve||Dallas Stewart||Joel Rosario||Charles E. Fipke|
|3||7||12-1||Divining Rod||Arnaud Delacour||Javier Castellano||Lael Stable|
|4||2||7-2||Dortmund||Bob Baffert||Martin Garcia||Kaleem Shah, Inc.|
|5||3||20-1||Mr. Z||D. Wayne Lukas||Corey Nakatani||Calumet Farm|
|6||4||15-1||Danzig Moon||Mark Casse||Julien Leparoux||John C. Oxley|
|7||8||4-1||Firing Line||Simon Callaghan||Gary Stevens||Arnold Zetcher LLC|
|8||6||20-1||Bodhisattva||Jose Corrales||Trevor McCarthy||Jose Corrales|