It's"riders up!" for the Preakness Stakes which is usually held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
2024 Preakness TV coverage and post time
This year, all the action takes place at Pimlico on Saturday, May 18, 2024 with live television coverage of the Preakness on NBC beginning at 4:30PM ET with post time set at approx. 6:50 PM ET (5:50 PM CT, 4:50PM MT, and 3:50PM PT)
Although Mage was looking strong off his Derby win, it was second Preakness favorite National Treasure who sped to victory at the this year's Preakness, followed by Blazing Sevens and favorite Mage in 3rd place.
With National Treasure’s victory, trainer Bob Baffert became the winningest Preakness trainer in history, breaking a tie with 19th-century trainer R. Wyndham Walden. (Baffert last won the race in 2018 with Triple Crown winner Justify.)
2023 Preakness payouts
Win: No. 1 National Treasure ($7.80 | $4.00 | $2.60)
• The Preakness is named after the horse who won the first stakes ever run in Pimlico when its doors first opened on May 27, 1873.
• The Preakness Stakes is sometimes dubbed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Viking daisies, decorated to look like Black-eyed Susans, is traditionally placed around the winner's neck. Actual Black-eyed Susans -- the state flower of Maryland -- are not in season during the Preakness.
• The Friday before the Preakness is Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico, where a party atmosphere prevails, including the running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and appearances by notable female jockeys.
• While pre-race celebrations in Baltimore last for days, the actual Preakness Stakes race lasts an average 2 1/2 minutes.
The Run for the Preakness around the Web:
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with a look at the odds, most famous Preakness races in stories and pictures, along with Preakness party ideas, and background history on the famous Woodlawn Vase winner's trophy ...
2024 Preakness at Pimlico - The
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Preakness Stakes - Complete Wikipedia overview including history and controversy, as well as facts and information on the modern race, including a complete list of winners, most wins and records with related resources.