Preakness Stakes Horse Racing Odds - Pimlico Race Course Field Lines
|Location: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
Track: 1-3/16th mile track
Date: May 19th, 2018
Time: 10:30 am ET
Maryland is the home of Pimlico Racecourse where the second leg of the world-famous thoroughbred Triple Crown races, the Preakness Stakes, are being held every third weekend of May.2018 Preakness Stakes Horse Racing Odds
Spring is in the air, with the traditional opening of Pimlico Race Course for the waiting of the May 143rd Preakness Stakes.
Home of the prestigious $1 million Preakness Stakes, the race that determines whether the Kentucky Derby winner will have a chance to grab the Triple Crown. Preakness Stakes has a rich history, it was first run two years before the Derby, in 1873, and was named after the horse who won the 1870 Dinner Party Stakes, Preakness.
Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes.
Pimlico officially opened in the fall of 1870, with the colt Preakness winning the first running of the Dinner Party Stakes. Three years later the horse would have the 1873 Preakness Stakes named in his honor. The track is also noted as the home for the match race in which Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in the second Pimlico Special, on November 1, 1938, before a crowd of 43,000. It is currently owned by Magna Entertainment Corp.
The Preakness has had some memorable horse race winners with great photo finishes. Who could ever forget horses like Northern Dancer, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Tabasco Cat, or Smarty Jones.
Preakness Stakes Facts at Pimlico
The Preakness Stakes is a Grade 1 stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, run at a classic distance of 1 3/16 miles (9.75 furlongs; 1.91 km) on a dirt track. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), while fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg).
Pimllico has two race courses: Main Track: One Mile, oval. Turf Course: Seven Furlongs
Pimlico Race Meets: Spring Meeting: April to June Fall Meeting: September to October
Post Times: 1:05 p.m. Daily
Pimlico by the numbers:Main Track: 1 mile loam oval Turf Course: 7/8 of a mile inside main track
The Preakness has been run at seven different distances:
1 1/2 miles (2.41 km) -- 1873 to 1888 and 1890
1 1/4 miles (2.01 km) -- 1889
1 1/16 miles (1.71 km) -- 1894 to 1900 and 1908
1 mile 70 yards (1.67 km) -- 1901 to 1907
1 mile (1.61 km) -- 1909 and 1910
1 1/8 miles (1.81 km) -- 1911 to 1924
1 3/16 miles (1.91 km) -- 1925 to present
The leading Preakness winning jockeys are:
Eddie Arcaro : 6 - including 2 consecutive wins in 1950-51
Pat Day : 5 - including 3 consecutive wins in 1994-96
George Barbee, Bill Hartack and Lloyd Hughes : 3
The leading Preakness winning trainers are:
Robert W. Walden : 7
Thomas J. Healey : 5
D. Wayne Lukas : 5
Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons : 4
Horace A. "Jimmy" Jones : 4
Bob Baffert : 4
John Whalen : 3
Calumet Farm is both the leading breeder and owner of Preakness winners with 7 each.
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