As of 11 a.m. EDT Saturday, Bodemeister remained the heavy betting favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), sitting at odds of 9-5 while Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another is the 3-1 second choice.
With bright sunshine and a forecast for a high temperature of 80 degrees and little humidity, Preakness Day 2012 is looming as a picture perfect day that should lure a large crowd to Pimlico Race Course.
Mike Gathagan of the Maryland Jockey Club sets the scene for Preakness 137. Watch Video
Steve Haskin talks to Team Valor's Barry Irwin about Went the Day Well's Derby, and his prospects for the Preakness. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Steve Haskin talks with Ignacio Correas, IV, who trains Tiger Walk for Sagamore Farm. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
After being taken off his mounts at Belmont Park May 18 for running afoul of New York's rule on alcohol impairment, Kent Desormeaux also lost his mount in the May 19 Preakness (gr. I), Tiger Walk.
Jockey Mario Gutierrez talks about I'll Have Another and winning the Kentucky Derby. Watch Video
Trainer Doug O'Neill, on likely scenario for Preakness. Watch Video
Here we go again. This is where we left you two weeks ago trying to decipher a formula of countless possibilities. read blog
Evan Hammonds reports the news of the day, including track appearances by I'll Have Another, Bodemeister, Went the Day Well, and Zetterholm, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm Watch Video
Lenny and Steve discuss all things Preakness, including I'll Have Another, Went the Day Well, Bodemeister, new players, including Teeth of the Dog and Tiger Walk, and the Picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Dale Romans got his first taste of classic success when he saddled Shackleford to win the 2011 edition of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The trainer is back at Maryland's Pimlico Race Couse again this year with Cozzetti.
Despite being in Baltimore, the man who recommended selling I'll Have Another won't be at Pimlico Race Course to watch the colt try to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown.
Though I'll Have Another ran him down in deep stretch in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill, all signs point to Bodemeister being the one to beat in Preakness 137 at Pimlico Race Course May 19.
As a five-time winner of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas knows what it takes to succeed in the second leg of the Triple Crown. This year, he's at Pimlico with longshot Optimizer.
Jason Shandler makes his picks for the Preakness, in his final Triple Crown Talk blog. read blog
Teeth of the Dog, a 15-1 shot for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was bred by a farm with roots in Azerbaijan.
Stall 40 at Pimlico, usually reserved for the Kentucky Derby winner, is instead occupied by New York-bred Zetterholm, who comes into the Preakness with as little fanfare as any starter in the 11-horse field.
Steve Haskin talks to D. Wayne Lukas about Optimizer and the Preakness Stakes. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Will it be I'll Have Another once again? Will Bodemeister get revenge? Or will one of the new players take the Black-eyed Susans? Predict the Order
Evan Hammonds reports on the news of the day including horses on the track Thursday, and the Alibi Breakfast. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Evan Hammonds and Jason Shandler handicap the Preakness Stakes track-side at Pimlico. Evan successfully picked I'll Have Another to win the Kentucky Derby; will he be correct this time? watch video
Creative Cause just may turn out to be the overlay special of the Preakness. read blog
Larry Jones has been a looming presence on the backside of Pimlico Racecourse during the week leading up to the May 19 137th Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
A Preakness tradition, the Alibi Breakfast gives trainers a chance to offer up an 'alibi' before the second jewel of the Triple Crown. This year there were few alibis and a lot more confidence from the connections.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission reported successful Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) programs from an equine safety standpoint.
Graham Motion discusses Went the Day Well and being back for Preakness after experience with Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom last year. watch video
Ron Mitchell catches Bob Baffert trackside at Pimlico. Bob is asked his thoughts on the post position draw and competition between Bodemeister and I'll Have Another. watch video
Exercise Rider Brian VanSteenbergh describes how he got into Thoroughbreds and how he uses his horsemanship to work with Three Chimneys' stallions. Including Flower Alley, sire of Kentucky Derby 138 winner I'll Have Another. watch video
NBC will implement all-access social media strategy along with TV and live online streaming for the Preakness May 19 from Baltimore.
Sagamore Farm's Tiger Walk is a 30-1 chance in the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after drawing post 1 for the second jewel in the Triple Crown. The colt was a longer shot than that to ev
Steve Haskin reports on the Preakness post position draw, new arrivals, and I'll Have Another. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Watch Video
Bodemeister, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been made the 8-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19 and will break from post 7.
Jockey Julien Leparoux who guided Daddy Nose Best to victories in both the El Camino Real and Sunland Derbies (both gr. III), will be reunited with the son of Scat Daddy for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Native Dancer's stall bears little memory of the "Gray Ghost," other than a wooden plank across the door, deformed by years of gnawing and still bearing The Dancer's teeth marks. read blog
Dr. Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, are hoping that I'll Have Another will help them complete a personal Triple Crown this weekend.
Although he insists he is taking it one race at a time, trainer Doug O'Neill admitted May 16 that he and the others in his team are thinking about the possibility that I'll Have Another could win the Triple Crown this year.
Maryland Jockey Club racing officials said May 16 that Guyana Star Dweej would not be entered in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
A municipal bond trader by day, Tony Grey knows a thing or two about playing percentages. The Florida-based breeder/owner will take a calculated risk May 19 with his Zetterholm in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Trainer Doug O'Neill discusses throwing out the first pitch at a New York Yankees-Baltimore Orioles baseball game May 15, 2012. watch video
Rather than take Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another out to exercise on a wet track the morning of May 15, trainer Doug O'Neill opted to keep Reddam Racing's star 3-year-old under cover.
Haskin's Preakness Report: Cozzene and Nerud read blog
Bodemeister is headed to the Preakness (gr. I) to challenge I'll Have Another after their memorable finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I).
After Hierro breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of May 14, Stonestreet Stables announced the son of Hard Spun would not be sent to Pimlico for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male, will not run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), his majority owner said May 14.
Stakes-placed colt will represent trainer Dale Romans in second leg of Triple Crown
Preakness Report: Jack Sisterson read blog
Both colts got their final tune-ups May 13 for the grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Before Derby winner I'll Have Another went to the track Sunday to prepare for the Preakness, trainer Doug O'Neill had a nice chat with Ron Turcotte, who rode Secretariat to a Triple Crown sweep.
With more than an inch of rain in the Louisville area and more coming down Sunday morning, trainer Dale Romans opted to postpone a work for Preakness Stakes (gr. I) contender Cozzetti.
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