2014 Preakness Stakes Betting

Location: Baltimore
Track: Pimlico
When: May 17th, 2014

The 139th running of the $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, is set for May 17th, 2014 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

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The eyes of the racing world shift from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Race Course as the Visa Triple Crown players set their sights on Baltimore for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.

Triple Crown immortality is horse racing's greatest honor. Countless horses have tried and only 11 have succeeded. Affirmed the 11th American Triple Crown Winner as the gallant colt reached down for all his reserves, to outfinish his rival, Calumet Farm's Alydar.

Finally, this hearty competitor would receive the accolades and rewards of greatness that he so richly deserved. Until that shining moment, there were only 10 before the amazing Affirmed was crowned.

The Preakness Stakes field

Ten 3-year-old Thoroughbreds are entered in Saturday's 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. The 1 3/16-mile race is the second leg of the Triple Crown. Each starter carries 126 pounds, jockey included. Horses are listed in post position order. Saddle cloth numbers differ from post position.

Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

The Preakness Stakes takes place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Pimlico has been hosting horse races since 1870 and is the second oldest horse race track in the United States (Saratoga, which opened in 1864, is the oldest). This is a 1 3/16 mile horse race with a purse of $1 million. The track record of 1:53 2/5 is shared by Tank's Prospect (1985) and Louis Quatorze (1996). The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of horse racing's greatest honor, the Triple Crown. To win the Triple Crown, a horse must first win the Kentucky Derby, then the Preakness Stakes, and then the Belmont Stakes.

Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Track

The Pimlico Race Track is home of the Preakness Stakes, the Pimlico first opened its doors on October 25, 1870. It is the second oldest racetrack in the U.S. The first was Saratoga, upstate New York in 1864. The Pimlico racetrack was engineered by General John Ellicott and has hosted legendary horses such as Man O' War, Sir Barton, Sea Biscuit, War Admiral, Citation, Secretariat, Cigar and Silver Charm. The Pimlico is constructed on 70 acres overlooking the Jones Falls, the Maryland Jockey Club purchased the land for $23,500, and built the racetrack for $25,000 Still today the Maryland Jockey Club is dedicated to presenting the great sport of Thoroughbred racing as the centerpiece of a high-quality entertainment experience providing fun and excitement in an inviting and friendly atmosphere for people of all ages.

Entertainment

Phil Vassar will the main attraction of the for the pre-Preakness events celebrations. He is one of the most prestigious Country singers. He has reached the Billboard Country Top 5 list seven times, some of the most popular songs are Carlene, Last Day of My Life and American Child, In A Real Love and Just Another Day in Paradise. Not only does he sing but also writes he has gotten two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies and he was also name Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year.

2014 Preakness Contenders

Post Horse Trainer Jockey Owner
6 Oxbow D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens Gary Stevens
9 Itsmyluckyday Edward Plesa Jr John Velazquez Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa
5 Mylute Tom Amoss Rosie Napravnik Gold Mark Farm LLC.
1 Orb Claude R. McGaughey III Joel Rosario Stuart Janney III & Phipps Stable (Ogden Mills)
2 Goldencents Doug F. O'Neill Kevin Krigger W.C. Racing Dave Kenney & RAP Racing
4 Departing A. Stall B. Hernandez Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B.
7 Will Take Charge D. Wayne Lukas Mike Smith Willis D. Horton
8 Govenor Charlie Bob Baffert Martin Garcia Michael E. Pegram
3 Titletown Five D. Wayne Lukas Julien Leparoux Hornung, P., Martin, E., Lukas, D., Davis, W., Mil

2014 Preakness Stakes Schedule

Race Post Time (EST) Stakes Purse
1 10:45 AM Bonus Purse ... 
2 11:14 AM Bonus Purse ...
3 11:43 AM Allowance Stakes ...
4 12:16 PM The Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap $25,000
5 12:53 PM The James Murphy Stakes $100,000
6 1:33 PM Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3) $100,000
7 2:15 PM William Donald Schaefer Stakes (G3) $100,000
8 2:57 PM AllaireDupont Distaff Stakes (G3) $100,000
9 3:39 PM Gallorette Handicap (G3) $100,000
10 4:22 PM Chick Lang Stakes (G3) $100,000
11 5:07 PM Dixie Stakes (G2) $200,000
12 6:19 PM Preakness Stakes (G1) $1,000,000
13 7:14 PM TBA ...

2013 Preakness Stakes Results

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Post
1 Oxbow  Gary Stevens  D. Wayne Lukas  6
2 Itsmyluckyday  John Velazquez  Eddie Plesa Jr.  9
3 Mylute Rosie Napravnik Tom Amoss 5
4 Orb Joel Rosario Shug McGaughey 1
5 Goldencents Kevin Krigger Doug O’Neill 2
6 Departing Brian Hernandez Jr Albert M. Stall, Jr  4
7 Will Take Charge Mike Smith  D. Wayne Lukas 7
8 Govenor Charlie Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 8
9 Titletown Five Julien Leparoux  D. Wayne Lukas  3

Past Preaknes Stakes Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Owner Time Purse
2013 Oxbow Gary Stevens D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 01:57.5 $1,000,000
2012 I'll Have Another Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill J. Paul Reddam 01:55.9 $1,000,000
2011 Shackleford Jesus Castanon Dale Romans Mike Lauffer & W.D. Cubbedge 01:56.5 $1,550,000
2010 Lookin At Lucky Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Michael Pegram 01:55.5 $1,000,000
2009 Rachel Alexandra‡ Calvin Borel Steve Asmussen Stonestreet Stables/ H. T. McCormick 01:55.1 $1,100,000
2008 Big Brown Kent Desormeaux Richard Dutrow IEAH Stables & Paul Pompa, Jr. 01:54.9 $1,000,000

Preakness Stakes Betting Key Terms

Blind Bet - A bet made by a racetrack bookmaker on another horse to divert other bookmakers' attention away from his sizeable betting on his/her main horse thus to avoid a shortening of the odds on the main horse.

Dog - The underdog in any betting proposition.

Entry - A horse entered in a race is called an entry.

Furlong - One-eighth of a mile or 220 yards. Races are measured in furlongs.

Morning Line - Approximate odds printed in the program and posted before betting begins. This is a forecast of how the morning linemaker believes wagering will occur In a particular race.

Off Track Betting (OTB) - Betting done at establishment away from the race track.

Post position - A horse's position in the starting gate, numbered from the inner rail outward.

Purse - The amount of prize money distributed to the owners of the first five or six finishers in a race (varies by state).

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