Preakness Stakes 2014 Post Positions and Odds
Preakness Stakes 2014 Post Positions and Odds: Post positions for the 139th Running of the Preakness Stakes will be set after racing officials conduct a pill pull, or blind draw, at Pimlico Race Course on Wednesday evening for the Preakness Stakes scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The middle jewel of the Triple Crown has a 6:20 PM ET approximate post time. The Preakness is limited to fourteen contenders unlike the Kentucky Derby, which holds twenty horses. The 1 3/16 miles dirt race for three-year-olds features California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby, and most fans are hoping the Ed Sherman trained colt can pull off a Triple Crown win.
Preakness Stakes Post Positions & Odds
1 Dynamic Impact 12-1 Mena/Casse
2 General a Rod 15-1 Castellano/Maker
3 California Chrome 3-5 Espinoza/Sherman
4 Ring Weekend 20-1 Garcia/Motion
5 Bayern 10-1 Napravnik/Baffert
6 Ria Antonia 30-1 Borel/Amoss
7 Kid Cruz 20-1 Pimentel/Rice
8 Social Inclusion 5-1 Contreras/Azpurua
9 Pablo Del Monte 20-1 Sanchez/Ward
10 Ride On Curlin 10-1 Rosario/Gowan
Only eleven horses have won all three Triple Crown races, which includes the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. The Lazaro Barrera colt Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978 with regular jockey Steve Cauthen.
Pimlico Race Course will offer several events throughout Preakness week in addition to the usual infield party. Twenty minute walking tours of the Pimlico backstretch are available until Friday from 6:00 am-9:00 am. The Preakness Alibi Breakfast is also a popular event to attend during Preakness week on Thursday morning. Here you’ll find members of the media, trainers, owners, and jockeys predicting the outcome of the Preakness Stakes. Black-Eyed Susan day not only features the 90th Running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes but also a jockey autograph session, book signing, and fashion show. The 2014 Preakness InfieldFest features Grammy Award winning Lorde and many other popular entertainers such as Nas, Glenn Morrison, Frank Walker, Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best, and Go Go Gadjet.
Visit www.Preakness.com for updated info on events and contenders.