Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.
The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia is a possibility to run against male horses in the Preakness Stakes.
Horse Racing analyst Mike Battaglia joins Ed and Steve to talk the Kentucky Derby and the upcoming Preakness Stakes.
California Chrome, the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby, is coming to the Preakness.
It was the fourth biggest crowd in Preakness history, and they wagered nearly $82 million on the day.
It’s now just hours before the running of the 138th annual Preakness Stakes, and Baltimore is bustling.
All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt will take on eight challengers in the second leg of the Triple Crown. If he wins, Orb will attempt to become the first Triple Crown champion since Affirmed in 1978 at the Belmont Stakes on June 8. In the Preakness, Orb will be facing five horses he defeated in the Derby and three who did not run in the race.
Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
After being on this earth for 77 years, winning 13 Triple Crown races and totaling more than $100 million in purse money, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has earned the right to sit in an office and let his assistants do the grunt work in the stables.
Goldencents will try for a historic turnaround in the Preakness Stakes after running 17th in the Kentucky Derby.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will stand in for Gov. Martin O’Malley during the high-profile trophy presentation to the winner of the Preakness Stakes.