Up Next The 2014 Preakness Stakes
Up Next The 2014 Preakness Stakes: The first jewel of the 2014 Triple Crown was awarded to California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on May 3, 2014 in the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. Some of the Kentucky Derby contenders will make their way to Baltimore, Maryland for the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes set to take place at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Post time for the 2014 Preakness Stakes is scheduled for 6:20 PM ET. The Preakness Stakes is also called the Run for The Black-Eyed Susans.
Just two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, fourteen three-year-old colts will take to the 1 3/16 dirt track at the Preakness Stakes to battle it out for a whopping $1.5 million purse. Contenders will vary over the next two weeks but so far reports indicate that the following horses will participate in the 2014 Preakness Stakes; California Chrome, Ride On Curlin, Dynamic Impact, Kid Cruz, Pablo Del Monte, and Social Inclusion. Post Positions will be drawn for the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes on Wednesday evening, May 14th.
The Black-Eyes Susan Stakes is a 1 1/8 mile race for fillies and is recognized as the 2nd jewel of the Triple Crown for the girls, the first being the Kentucky Oaks. Black-Eyed Susan Day traditionally takes place on the Friday before the Preakness Stakes. Untapable and jockey Rosie Napravnik won the 2014 Kentucky Oaks and will make their way to Baltimore according to recent reports.
The infield at the Preakness Stakes is considered the “people’s party” and definitely draws in crowds that are ready to celebrate! Lorde is the feature headliner at the Preakness “InfieldFest” followed by Nas, Frank Walker, Glenn Morrison, Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sunday Best, and GoGo Gadjet Doors open at 8:00 am at Pimlico Race Course and tickets are still available.
Oxbow, who finished 6th in the 2013 Kentucky Derby, went on the win the Preakness Stakes and finished 2nd in the Belmont Stakes, which is the 3rd jewel of the Triple Crown.