The Preakness Stakes is a prestigious Grade I stakes race 1 3/16 mile (1.91 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds, held on the third Saturday in May of each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 lb (55 kg). The Preakness Stakes has been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a horseshoe of black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia hirta), the state flower of Maryland, is traditionally placed around the winner's neck.
The Preakness is the second and shortest leg in thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, and almost always attracts the Kentucky Derby winner, some of the other horses that ran in the Derby, and often a few horses that did not start in the Derby. (The phrase "Triple Crown" was not applied to this series of races until the 1930s.) It is followed by the third leg, the Belmont Stakes.
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The $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) is the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. A record crowd of 121,263 was on hand to witness the rematch between the Kentucky Derby top three finishers, under dark clouds and intermittent showers. Derby winner Street
In the second round of the Triple Crown, horse racing fans anticipated the outcome of the 132nd Preakness Stakes. Held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland the horses sped around the 1 3/16 mile course. Today, Curlin, a three-year old thor
The on-track crowd of 121,263 at Pimlico on Preakness Day, a new record for a sporting event in Maryland, were treated not only to the Preakness Stakes but to a undercard with seven other stakes races with purses of at least $100,000. The earlier rac
On the day before the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore hosts the female equivalent, the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2), a 1 1/8 mile main track event. Only 25,167 were on hand due to the threat of rains which did not come. A
Post positions were selected for the 132nd Preakness on Wednesday afternoon in the ESPNzone in Baltimore, Maryland. Instead of the connections selecting posts as has been done the last few years, this year the post positions were drawn in the traditi
With a smaller field of only 9 this year and only 6 of them currenly at Pimlico, it was a fairly quiet morning. This was also the day for the traditional Alibi Breakfast where the trainers of the horses get to make their excuses for Saturday and have
The Kentucky Derby is in the record books and the only horse with a chance to be the next Triple Crown winner is now Street Sense. Can he do it or will someone else win the Preakness? Here is the latest list of horses planning to start in the Preakne
The $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) is the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, and a record crowd of 118,402 came out to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore under mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures to see if the runaway winner of the Kentucky Derby