BETTING ON THE 2012 PREAKNESS STAKES
The 137th running of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes is approaching fast and there is no better place to bet on the Preakness Stakes than OffTrackBetting.com online race book! The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the US Triple Crown and each year on the 3rd Sunday in May thousands of horse racing fans gather at legendary Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland to experience one of sport's most amazing events.
There are few sporting events in the world that can match the pageantry of The Preakness. It's not just another race. Fans can feel the excitement in the air inside and around Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Sunday. The atmosphere compares to the Daytona 500 or the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four.
What is the Preakness Stakes?
The 137th running of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes comes our way on Saturday, May 19, 2012. The Preakness Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 lb (55 kg). It is the second leg of the US Triple Crown, with the Kentucky Derby preceding it and the Belmont Stakes following it. The horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown.
The Preakness Stakes has been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta, the state flower of Maryland) is traditionally placed around the winner's neck. With the exception of the Kentucky Derby, the attendance at the Preakness Stakes usually surpasses the attendance of all other North American stakes races including the Belmont Stakes, the Breeders' Cup and the Kentucky Oaks.
When is the 2012 Preakness Stakes?
The Preakness Stakes is on Saturday, May 19, 2012
Where is the 2012 Preakness Stakes?
The Preakness Stakes is raced at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland
Where can I watch the 2012 Preakness Stakes?
Watch the Preakness Stakes live right here at Off Track Betting! All members have access to Live Preakness Stakes video from Pimlico. OPEN AN OTB ACCOUNT You can also watch on TV with NBC at approximately 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Where can I bet on the 2012 Preakness Stakes?
Right here at Off Track Betting! All members have access to Preakness Stakes horse race betting from Pimlico Race Track, Preakness Stakes odds, horse racing results, live video, replays and cash back rewards. OPEN AN OTB ACCOUNT
Preakness Stakes Purse Structure
|Result||Purse of $1,000,000|
Preakness Stakes Day Race Schedule
Saturday, May 19, 2012 - Preakness Stakes Day Race Schedule
|Maryland Heritage Purse||3YO||6 furlongs||$31,000||10:45AM|
|Deputed Testamony||3YO&Up||1-1/6 Miles||$25,000||11:14AM|
|Allaire duPont Distaff (G2)||F&M 3YO&Up||1-1/6 Miles - Dirt||$100,000||12:16PM|
|Sinai Good Neighbors||F&M 3YO&Up||5 furlongs (T)||$31,000||12:53PM|
|James Murphy Stakes||F&M 3YO&Up||1-1/6 Miles (T)||$100,000||02:15PM|
|Maryland Sprint (G3)||3YO&Up||6 furlongs (T)||$100,000||02:57PM|
|Gallorette Handicap (G3)||F&M 3YO&Up||1-1/6 Miles (T)||$100,000||03:39PM|
|Dixie Stakes (G2)||3YO&Up||1-1/8 Miles (T)||$200,000||5:07PM|
|Preakness Stakes (G1)||3Yo||1-3/16 Miles||$1,000,000||6:19PM|