Now that we have recovered from Calvin Borel's 3rd win in 4 years at the Kentucky Derby, it is time to look ahead to the Preakness on May 15. Will Super Saver win again and have a chance at the Triple Crown or will someone else step up and beat him? Entries were taken and post positions were drawn on Wednesday afternoon at the Turfside Terrace lounge in the infield.
The Preakness, contested at 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, drew a field of 12 including some who didn't go to Churchill for any number of reasons including insufficient graded stakes earnings. As well, there will not be a filly trying to beat the boys like Rachel Alexandra last year, as Devil May Care finished a distant 10th in the Derby behind her stablemate Super Saver, and the trainer and co-owner of Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck, Jerry Hollendorfer, did not express any intention of putting his filly against male competition anytime soon. Hurricane Ike, expected to run as of Tuesday, was declared out of the race Wednesday morning with a leg injury.
Click the horse's name to see a profile with lots of information, stats, and a photo where available.
Triple Crown quick links:
- Analyzing the Preakness Contenders - using popular angles and statistical trends to see who best matches the profile of a Preakness winner
- Preakness contender past performances - free from DRF
- Preakness Weather Forecasts
- Kentucky Derby Results and Photos - Super Saver wins
- Preakness Infield Changes for 2010 - After last year's massive tightening of the rules which resulted in a huge drop in attendance, this year officials are relaxing things slightly. You can't bring beer, but you can buy a special "all you can drink" Mug Club ticket.
- Preakness Traditions - Black-eyed Susans to the winner, the Woodlawn Vase trophy, the Alibi Breakfast, painting the weather vane, and more.
- Preakness Entry Rules - the field is limited to 14 starters, here is how they determine the order of preference if more than that enter.
- Preakness Info Central - the main list of everything Preakness
- Preakness 101 - A basic introduction the the second jewel of the Triple Crown
- Past Preakness Winners
- Fillies in the Preakness - a look at the 53 fillies who have run in the Preakness and how they finished. So far only 5 have won.
- Preakness official site - news, history, and more
- Baltimore Sun Preakness Section - news, articles, and more
- Road to the Triple Crown - from Thoroughbred Times
- Triple Crown Mania - from Blood Horse
- Preakness Special - from DRF
- Triple Crown Trail - the prep race schedule with results
- Triple Crown Trivia Quiz - test your knowledge of the Derby, Preakness, and Belmont and compete with others.
- Triple Crown Index - the master list with even more info
|1||Aikenite||Todd Pletcher||2.60||Javier Castellano||20-1|
|2||Schoolyard Dreams||Derek Ryan||2.71||Eibar Coa||15-1|
|3||Pleasant Prince||Wesley Ward||2.40||Julien Leparoux||20-1|
|4||Northern Giant||D. Wayne Lukas||2.60||John Jacinto||30-1|
|5||Yawanna Twist||Richard Dutrow Jr.||2.33||Edgar Prado||30-1|
|6||Jackson Bend||Nick Zito||6.20||Mike Smith||12-1|
|7||Lookin at Lucky||Bob Baffert||3.33||Martin Garcia||3-1|
|8||Super Saver||Todd Pletcher||3.00||Calvin Borel||5-2|
|9||Caracortado||Mike Machowsky||2.11||Paul Atkinson||10-1|
|10||Paddy O'Prado||Dale Romans||1.20||Kent Desormeaux||9-2|
|11||First Dude||Dale Romans||3.00||Ramon Dominguez||20-1|
|12||Dublin||D. Wayne Lukas||2.33||Garrett Gomez||10-1|