PREAKNESS STAKES ODDS AT PIMLICO RACE TRACK

PREAKNESS STAKES 2018


Pimlico Race Track.
Baltimore, Maryland.
May 19, 2018

Two weeks after winning the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah entered the second leg of the Triple Crown back in 2015, the Preakness Stakes, run over nine and a half furlongs at Pimlico Race Course. Despite an unfavorable inside draw of the number one post position, he was installed as the morning line favorite ahead of Firing Line and Dortmund. No horse had won the Preakness starting from the rail since 1994. The last time the Preakness had been run on a sloppy track was in 1983, and American Pharoah was the only horse in the field to have previously faced similar conditions, having won the Rebel Stakes running in rain and mud.


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The eyes of the racing world shift from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course as the Triple Crown players set their sights on Baltimore for the 2018 Preakness Stakes on May 19.


The Preakness Stakes is a Grade 1 stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, run at a classic distance of 1 3/16 miles (9.75 furlongs; 1.91 km) on a dirt track. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), while fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg).


Fans love the turf races because they attract larger fields of horses, which makes the outcome for the bettors more interesting. The Preakness has had some memorable horse race winners with great photo finishes. Who could ever forget horses like Northern Dancer, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Tabasco Cat, or Smarty Jones.


The Preakness has been run at seven different distances:
1 1/2 miles (2.41 km) -- 1873 to 1888 and 1890
1 1/4 miles (2.01 km) -- 1889
1 1/16 miles (1.71 km) -- 1894 to 1900 and 1908
1 mile 70 yards (1.67 km) -- 1901 to 1907
1 mile (1.61 km) -- 1909 and 1910
1 1/8 miles (1.81 km) -- 1911 to 1924
1 3/16 miles (1.91 km) -- 1925 to present


The leading Preakness winning jockeys are:
Eddie Arcaro : 6 - including 2 consecutive wins in 1950-51
Pat Day : 5 - including 3 consecutive wins in 1994-96
George Barbee, Bill Hartack and Lloyd Hughes : 3



Pimlico has two race courses:

Main Track: One Mile, oval.
Turf Course:
Seven Furlongs.


Pimlico by the numbers:

Main Track: 1 mile loam oval.
Turf Course:
7/8 of a mile inside main track.


Preakness Stakes Purse Structure Result Purse of $1,000,000
Winner $620,000 (62%) Second $200,000 (20%)
Third $100,000 (10%) Forth $50,000 (5%)
Fifth $30,000 (3%)



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Pimlico Racetrack Pimlico Racetrack is a historic horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland that features thoroughbred racing. It is the traditional home of the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown "Preakness Stakes". Other big events hosted by the racetrack are the Pimlico Racetrack Special, the Federico Tesio Stakes, the Jim McKay Breeders' Cup Handicap and the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.


Set by Tank's Prospect in 1985 and equalled by Louis Quatorze in 1996, the speed record for the current 1 3/16 miles (1.91 km) Preakness is 1 minute 53 2/5 seconds. The record victory margin is 11 1/2 lengths, by Smarty Jones in 2004.


Pimlico Race Meets:
Spring Meeting: April to June
Fall Meeting: September to October


Post Times:
1:05 p.m. Daily


Horse TrainerOddsJockey
1. Always DreamingTodd PletcherLive Odds  John Velazquez
2. Lookin At LeeSteven M. Asmussen Live Odds  Corey Lanerie
3. Classic Empire Mark CasseLive Odds  Julien Leparoux
4. Cloud ComputingChad BrownLive Odds  Manuel Franco
5. Conquest Mo MoneyMiguel HernandezLive Odds  Jorge Carreno
6. Girvin Joe Sharp Live Odds  Mike Smith
7. Gunnevera Antonio Sano Live Odds  Javier Castellano
8. Iliad  Doug O'NeillLive Odds  Flavien Prat
9. Royal Mo John A. ShirreffsLive Odds  Gary Stevens
10. MultiplierBrendan WalshLive Odds  James Graham



Preakness Past Winners

  • 2017 Cloud Computing 1:55.98
  • 2016 Exaggerator 1:58.31
  • 2015 American Pharoah 1:58.46
  • 2014 California Chrome 1:54.84
  • 2013 Oxbow 1:57.54
  • 2012 I'll Have Another 1:55.94
  • 2011 Shackleford 1:56.47
  • 2010 Lookin At Lucky 1:55.47
  • 2009 Rachel Alexandra 1:55.08
  • 2008 Big Brown 1:54.80
  • 2007 Curlin 1:53.46
  • 2006 Bernardini 1:54.65
  • 2005 Afleet Alex 1:55.04
  • 2004 Smarty Jones 1:55.59
  • 2003 Funy Cide 1:55.61
  • 2002 War Emblem 1:56.40
  • 2001 Point Given 1:55.40
  • 2000 Red Bullet 1:56.00
  • 1999 Charismatic 1:55.20
  • 1998 Real Quiet 1:54.80
  • 1997 Silver Charm 1:54.40
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