Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
The slightly shorter distance of the Preakness and the likelihood of another manageable pace makes Dortmund a solid play at odds of 3-1 or better.
Bob Baffert can only hope the finish of the Preakness Stakes turns out better than the post-position draw.
His horse has amassed nearly $1 million in earnings over six races, so owner Arnold Zetcher found no need to lament Firing Line’s reputation for finishing second in big events.
The Preakness Stakes will present a rare, but not unprecedented, story that could see the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah upend his chance at a Triple Crown if stablemate Dortmund avenges his Derby defeat.
Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.
Among the best reasons to go to the Preakness Stakes this year are the pure spectacle of the event and a chance to visit the historical city of Baltimore.
American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.
When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.
Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.
The 2015 class lining up for America’s most popular horse race includes a handful of horses with superstar potential.
All of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.