One leg is down, with the Kentucky Derby bringing forth American Pharoah as the winner, and now he will try to take the 2015 Preakness Stakes. The second leg of the Triple Crown is going to take place on the afternoon of Saturday, May 16, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Now, you need to know the post positions, betting odds, schedule, and live stream for the 2015 Preakness Stakes.
Almost 37 years ago, Affirmed won all three races — Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont. That was way back in 1978, and now there are so many that truly believe American Pharoah can finally break the streak of non-Triple Crown champions.
Bob Baffert, American Pharoah’s trainer, is not pleased with his horse’s post draw, the inside post.
“I don’t like the inside… I never like the one-hole. Sometimes they don’t break as well. When I was watching the draw and all these numbers were coming up, I go, ‘This is not looking good.’ I’m just glad I didn’t draw that for the Derby.”
Here are the post positions and betting odds as of the morning of May 14.
On Saturday, NBC will have live coverage of the 2015 Preakness Stakes beginning at 4:30 p.m. EST. Post time is officially set for 6:18 p.m. EST. Here are some options to watch the action that will be happening with this week’s race.
- (All times Eastern)
- Friday: Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, 4-6 p.m., NBC Sports.
- Saturday: Preakness prep, 2:30-4:30 p.m., NBC Sports.
- Saturday: Preakness Stakes, 4:30-6:30 p.m., NBC, post time, 6:18 p.m.
- Saturday: Preakness post-race, 6:30-7 p.m., NBC Sports.
Dortmund will be breaking right next to American Pharoah, and oddly enough, he’s his stablemate. Dortmund finished third in the Kentucky Derby, and it was his first loss. Mr. Z, owned by Zayat Stables, who also owns American Pharoah, has posted third.
Eight horses is the smallest field to enter the Preakness since 2000. It seemed for a while that only seven would be in the running, but on Wednesday, Mr. Z did end up being put into the field.
The 2015 Preakness Stakes are just a couple of days away, and the betting odds could change until post time. Keep an eye out for how the horses fare over the next two days and how things come about before lining up in Baltimore on the course, on TV, and on online live streams.
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