Now that the most hyped Kentucky Derby in years is history, it’s time to focus on the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, which is held annually two weeks after the first Saturday in May.
The 2015 Preakness Stakes takes place on Saturday, May 16th at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
A majority of the horses that ran in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will probably make up most of the 2015 Preakness field. Those horses will still have to compete with the super horse American Pharoah that has many sports fans comparing the three-year-old colt to another super horse, Secretariat.
American Pharoah went off as the 3-to-1 favorite in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. The Bob Baffert trained horse who was ridden by Victor Espinoza — who win his third Derby — pulled away in the stretch from Dortmund, another Baffert horse in the race that went off at 4-to-1 as the second betting choice and the eventual Derby runner-up Firing Line. Pharoah has began his workouts at Pimlico, the sight of the Preakness.
Pharoah has a way to go — despite an impressive performance in a strong field, last week’s Derby times didn’t quite match up to the 1973 Triple Crown champion.
The 2015 Preakness Stakes Post Position Draw takes place on Wednesday, May 13th at 5:00 ET and broadcast on HRTV and ESPN360.com. The Preakness will be broadcast in prime time on NBC and post time (like the Derby) is scheduled for 6:24 ET.