BALTIMORE – One of the oldest American sports’ traditions, the Preakness Stakes, kicks off again for the 141st time Saturday evening at Pimlico Race Course.
Nyquist is the heavy favorite to win Preakness after beating Exaggerator, another participating colt, in May’s Kentucky Derby and leaving his unbeaten status unblemished. Forecasts indicate rain could be a factor in today’s race as well.
WHEN: Saturday, May 21. Starting time: 6:45 p.m.
WHERE TO WATCH: NBC Sports Network, online @ http://www.preakness.com/race-info/xbtv-live
WHO’S RACING (Morning line odds): Cherry Wine (20/1), Uncle Lino (20/1), Nyquist (3/5), Awesome Speed (30/1), Exaggerator (3/1), Lani (30/1), Collected (10/1) , Laoban (30/1), Abiding Star (30/1), Fellowship (30/1) and Stradivari (8/1)
This year’s event is off to a tragic start following the deaths of two horses during the undercard races.
Last year, American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza won the 140th race. They went on to become Triple Crown winners.