The 2012 Preakness field will be headed by I'll Have Another, the Kentucky Derby winner; and Bodemeister, who finished second in the Derby. It also will include Went the Day Well, fourth in the Kentucky Derby, and Creative Cause, who was fifth. The size of the field for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness should come in under the maximum of 14, so no one should be excluded, though there could be some tweaks to the field between today and Wednesday.
The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes is on Saturday, May 19 at Pimlico, with Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another looking to win the second leg in horse racing's Triple Crown. As we get ready for Preakness betting, let's consider the post position history, prices and trainers to keep an eye on.
Woodbine Racetrack's Polytrack surface will be the stage for the Grade 3 Selene Stakes that comes our way this Sunday, May 13th. Four year old fillies will go 1 1/16 miles in search of their share of the $250,000 purse. A major prep for the Woodbine Oaks on June 3rd, the Selene is race 6 on Sunday's schedule with a post time of 3:45 PM EDT.
The Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes comes our way from Betfair Hollywood Park this Saturday May 12th. Horses three years old will go seven furlongs on Hollywood Park's cushion track in search of their share of the $100,000 purse.
With the 2012 Kentucky Derby in the books it is time to start focussing on Pimlico and the 2012 Preakness Stakes. It is going to be tough to beat the excitement of the 138th running of the Derby but an incredible group of probable entries has already been assembled for the second jewel in the Triple Crown.
The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby is in the books and the strongest field in recent memory certainly didn't disappoint! The pre-race favorite Bodemeister led almost the entire race - he ran the fourth fastest six furlongs in Derby history but faded down the stretch to finish second to I'll Have Another in what was a classic.
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, 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.
It's finally Kentucky Derby time! The big race finally comes our way this Saturday, May 5th from Churchill Downs. The top three year olds on the planet will once again duke it out for not only their share of the $2 Million purse but also the prestige of being named Kentucky Derby Champion.
The Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes comes our way from Belmont Park this Saturday May 5th - the biggest day on the horse racing calendar so far in 2012. Fillies and mares three years old and upward will be after their share of the $150,000 purse when they go 1 1/16 miles on Belmont's turf track.