|Event:||Preakness Stakes 2019|
|Date:||Saturday, May 18|
|Post time:||18:48 EST|
|Location:||Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland.|
|Distance:||1 3/16 mile (9.5 furlongs).|
|Link to Stream:||NBC Sports Live|
|Broadcasted:||NBC, 5 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.|
|05/18/2018||Justify||Bob Baffert||Mike E. Smith|
|05/19/2017||Cloud Computing||Chad C. Browntd||Javier Castellanotd|
|05/20/2016||Exaggerator||J. Keith Desormeaux||Kent J. Desormeaux|
|05/15/2015||American Pharoah||Bob Baffert||Victor Espinoza|
|05/16/2014||California Chrome||Art Sherman||Victor Espinoza|
|05/17/2013||Oxbow||D. Wayne Lukas||Gary L. Stevens|
|05/18/2012||I’ll Have Another||Doug F. O’Neill||Mario Gutierrez|
|05/20/2011||Shackleford||Dale L. Romans||Jesus Lopez Castanon|
|05/14/2010||Lookin At Lucky||Bob Baffert||Martin Garcia|
|05/15/2009||Rachel Alexandra||Steven M. Asmussen||Calvin H. Borel|
When it comes to horse racing, the Triple Crown is the ultimate prize. Well, for the horses, jockeys, and owner, anyway. However, for those of us who play the ponies, the three races of the Triple Crown present three fantastic opportunities for big returns at the window, what can be more important than that? And every third Saturday in May, we get our second opportunity for those big payouts with the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
The history of the Triple Crown is long, well-known, and superbly documented. The history of the Preakness Stakes is even longer having begun in the year 1873 and comes with all the tradition and customs you’d expect. From the singing of “Maryland, My Maryland” to the painting the winner’s colors on the weather vane atop the clubhouse, the Preakness has it all and the value this brings to winning tickets isn’t lost on anyone placing a bet.
A lot is always riding on second leg of the Triple Crown. The Derby winner will always be there, trying to complete the actual Triple Crown. The top jockeys are there to add their name to the distinguished list of winners. Is there a dark-horse in the field looking to spoil the day for most. Anything can happen at The Preakness and, quite often, it does.