The horse racing world turns out to Baltimore, Md. this week, at which Always Dreaming will continue his quest for a Triple Crown in the next leg, the 142nd functioning of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Todd Fletcher, Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby almost two weeks ago as a favorite. The horse enters this week as the favored in the Preakness too, with ancient 10-11 odds to prevail at Pimlico, per OddsShark.
In three of the previous five decades, the Kentucky Derby winner won the Preakness Stakes, with American Pharoah finishing the sport’s first Triple Crown in 37 years in 2015.
Video coverage of this 2017 Preakness Stakes will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20 on NBC, with online streaming accessible via NBC Sports.
In 1??3/16 miles, the Preakness is the shortest of the Triple Crown races. Always Dreaming will find out where he begins with the post position draw on Wednesday.
On Friday, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, a Grade II race among 3-year-old fillies, will be run, beginning at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The undercard of the Preakness starts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday with NBCSN also providing coverage of these races.
Preakness week occasions The Way to observe May 17, wednesday Post position draw.
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