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.
Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.
Kentuckian won the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes by 6 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
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.
The 2015 Kentucky Derby hits the track May 1-2. The real party may be happening in Kentucky, but you can still celebrate in L.A. with that quintessential race day cocktail–the julep.
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.
Get Happy Mister won the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes by a length after an eight-month layoff Sunday on closing day of Santa Anita’s winter meet.
Yiannis won the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes for 2-year-olds by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita, surviving a stewards’ inquiry after brushing with runner-up Serbian Syclone approaching the sixteenth pole.
Enchanting Lady won the $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2 1/4 lengths Sunday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita.
Blue Tone won the $75,000 Santana Mile for older horses by 2 3/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
Prince Bishop pulled away from race favorite California Chrome on the home straight to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup by two and three-quarter lengths on Saturday.