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Using Trends That Matter to Handicap the Preakness Stakes

By Noel Michaels

Nyquist Preakness Pimlico

Last year’s Kentucky Derby hero Nyquist galloping at Pimlico Race Course.

Following a 2017 Kentucky Derby that lacked a clear-cut favorite going in, but featured a potential superstar coming out in the form of impressive winner Always Dreaming, the Preakness Stakes features a field of ten. Of the 9 challengers expected to face Always Dreaming, five are coming out of the Kentucky Derby, while the four others are new shooters taking a shot at ending a potential dream run to a second Triple Crown in the last three years.

The 2017 Preakness Stakes will be run on Saturday, May 20 in its usual spot two weeks after the Kentucky Derby.  With the Kentucky Derby winner and other top 3-year-olds heading to Baltimore for the Preakness, plus more top horses lining up for a total of 14 other stakes races – including five graded events – to be run on Friday and Saturday, now is… (m0re)