Illinois Derby Could Produce Preakness Contenders

A field of seven three-year-olds line up in Saturday’s $250,000 Illinois Derby (G3) at Hawthorne, a race that could produce a starter or two for the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico on May 20. The Todd Pletcher trained Hedge Fund is the 3-1 morning line favorite. The son of Super Saver was third […]

Hot Pace, Exaggerator End Nyquist’s Triple Crown Bid

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year after Exaggerator and a hot early pace extinguished Nyquist’s bid in the Preakness Stakes (G1). Under jockey Mario Gutierrez, the previously undefeated Nyquist broke alertly but they found themselves in a bitter early pace duel with Uncle Lino, going 22.38 and then 46.56 for the first […]

Nyquist is Imposing Favorite in Preakness Stakes

The undefeated Nyquist seeks to become the fourth Kentucky Derby (G1) winner in the last five years to win the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), and the Doug O’Neill trainee will be the betting favorite in the field of 11 that will go to the post at Pimlico on Saturday evening. Nyquist’s price drifted up […]

Preakness Odds: Nyquist Opens as Favorite, Could Face Large Field

The undefeated Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist is going to be a very short price in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) and could end up facing a larger field than many expected. The Doug ‘O’Neill trainee is current listed at betting odds of 5-7 in early Preakness wagering at Bovada after earning a career […]

Preakness Stakes Latest Betting Odds, Post Positions

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah will break from the one post as the 4-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Bob Baffert trainee faces seven foes as he seeks to keep his Triple Crown bid alive with a victory. Derby runner up […]

Preakness Betting: Weather Could Play Role on Saturday

The 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) is set for Saturday and Mother Nature just may crash the party. The extended forecast for Saturday calls for an 80% chance of afternoon thunderstorms with a high of 84 degrees. As someone that visits several times daily, there is one thing I know for certain–that […]

Top Three From Kentucky Derby Heading to Preakness Stakes

It looks as if the top three finishers of the Kentucky Derby (G1) will be heading to Baltimore to compete in the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the $1 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Two questions popped into my head immediately after American Pharoah won the Run for the Roses: First […]

Preakness Results: California Chrome Stamps Ticket to Big Apple

Two downs and one to go as California Chrome won the Grade 1 $1.5 million Preakness  Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday, running his winning streak to six. Now it is off to the Big Apple in three weeks for a shot at Triple Crown glory. Sent off as the 1-2 betting favorite, the colt broke […]

Preakness Betting: California Chrome Hammered in Early Wagering

California Chrome took the early betting action on Friday, as the Kentucky Derby winner was bet down to odds of 1-2 in advanced wagering for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico. A winner of five straight, the Art Sherman trainee was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite and is expected to […]

Preakness Post Positions, Odds: California Chrome Big Favorite

As expected, California Chrome was installed as the betting favorite for the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico on Saturday, and will face nine foes as the colt seeks to keep his Triple Crown bid alive. The Art Sherman trainee drew the three post and is the 3-5 morning line favorite. The colt likely […]