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Preakness Stakes Betting

Lorde, headlining on May 17 at the InfieldFest concert
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138th Preakness Stakes
Field of Black-Eyed Susans, the offical flower
Black-Eyed Susan - Offical drink at the Preakness Stakes

Well, if you want a BET on the Preakness Stakes, then you have found the right place! 

US Racing offers a bets on all the Triple Crown Races.  Did you know that on May 23, 1873 the first edition of the Preakness took place? Two years before the inaugural Kentucky Derby, the folks at Pimlico were busy working on a new three-year old stakes race of their own. Pimlico, which since its opening in 1870 had conducted all of its racing in the fall, ran its first Spring Meet in the year of 1873, with the initial running of the Preakness held on May 23. The Preakness was founded by then-Maryland governor Oden Bowie. Governor Bowie's term had actually ended in 1872, yet that did not prevent him from naming the then- mile and a half race in honor of the colt who won the Dinner Party Stakes in 1870 on the occasion of Pimlico's opening. At an 1868 Saratoga party hosted by a Milton Sanford, Bowie guaranteed that Maryland would have a track available for a race that was later dubbed the Dinner Party Stakes and had been instantly promoted by Bowie at the party when he offered $15,000 as a purse--no small sum at the time.

 

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - Preakness Stakes Day Race Schedule

Stakes Condition Distance Purse Post Time
Maryland Heritage Purse 3YO 6 furlongs $31,000 10:45PM
Deputed Testamony 3YO&Up 1-1/6 Miles $25,000 11:14AM
CoverGirl Purse 3YO&Up 1 1/16 mile (T) $29,000 11:43AM
Allaire duPont Distaff (G2) F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/6 Miles - Dirt $100,000 12:16PM
Sinai Good Neighbors F&M 3YO&Up 5 furlongs (T) $31,000 12:53PM
Chick Lang Stakes (G2) 3YO&Up 6 furlongs - Dirt $100,000 01:33PM
James Murphy Stakes F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/6 Miles (T) $100,000 02:15PM
Maryland Sprint (G3) 3YO&Up 6 furlongs (T) $100,000 02:57PM
Gallorette Handicap (G3) F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/6 Miles (T) $100,000 03:39PM
William Donald Schaefer (G3) 3YO&Up 1-1/6 Miles - Dirt $100,000 4:22PM
Dixie Stakes (G2) 3YO&Up 1-1/8 Miles (T) $200,000 5:07PM
Preakness Stakes (G1) 3Yo 1-3/16 Miles $1,000,000 6:19PM
Unnamed 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles $28,000 7:14PM

Friday, May 16th, 2014 - BLACK EYED SUSAN DAY Race Schedule

Stakes Condition Distance Purse Post Time
Unnamed F&M 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $33,000 12:00PM
Female Jockey Challenge Race 3YO&Up 5 furlongs - Turf $29,000 12:30PM
Unnamed F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles - Turf $28,000 01:00PM
Female Jockey Challenge Race F&M 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $36,000 01:30PM
Jim McKay Turf Sprint 3YO&Up 5 furlongs - Turf $75,000 02:02PM
Female Jockey Challenge Race F&M 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $37,200 02:34PM
Legend's for the Cure 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $31,000 3:05PM
Jockey Challenge Race 3YO&Up 5 furlongs - Turf $31,000 3:36PM
Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior Stakes F 3YO 6 furlongs $75,000 4:08PM
Black Eyed Susan (G2) F 3YO 1-1/8 Miles $250,000 4:46PM
The Very One F&M 3YO&Up 5 furlongs - Turf $75,000 5:16PM
Kattegat's Pride Starter Handicap F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/6 Miles $25,000 5:46PM
Hilltop Stakes F 3YO 1-1/16 Miles - Turf $75,000 6:16PM

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