Dortmund won’t be around for this one, but a familiar cast of 3-year-olds are lining up as potential spoilers when American Pharoah attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and give thoroughbred racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes.
Twenty-five years later, Neil Howard is looking for another big payday at Pimlico Race Course.
From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he’s a champion in the making.
Coming up with a clever name for a thoroughbred can be a challenge — and not just creatively.
NBC Sports horse racing analyst Mike Battaglia joined Ed and Steve to talk about the Preakness Stakes tomorrow at Pimlico.
The slightly shorter distance of the Preakness and the likelihood of another manageable pace makes Dortmund a solid play at odds of 3-1 or better.
Hall Of Fame jockey Gary Stevens joined Ed and Steve to talk about running the Preakness Stakes.
Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.
The Preakness is out for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Among the best reasons to go to the Preakness Stakes this year are the pure spectacle of the event and a chance to visit the historical city of Baltimore.