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Preakness Stakes Betting

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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!  Will California Chrome shine on like a crazy diamond and win the Preakness Stakes? We think he will!

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 16, 2015 - Preakness Stakes Day Race Schedule

Stakes Condition Distance Purse Post Time
Maiden 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles $50,000 10:45AM
Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles $40,000 11:18AM
Purse 3YO&Up 1 1/16 mile (T) $55,000 11:53AM
Good Neighbors Race 3YO&Up 5 furlongs (T) $55,000 12:30PM
Maryland Sprint (G3) 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $150,000 1:09PM
The Very One Satkes F&M 3YO&Up 5 furlongs (T) $100,000 1:50PM
Chick Lang Stakes 3YO 6 furlongs (T) $100,000 2:33PM
James Murphy Stakes 3YO 1 Mile (T) $100,000 3:14PM
Gallorette Handicap (G3) F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles - Dirt $150,000 4:04PM
Sir Barton Stakes 3YO 1-1/16 Miles (T) $100,000 4:45PM
Dixie Stakes (G2) 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles (T) $400,000 5:25PM
Preakness Stakes (G1) 3YO 1-3/16 Miles $1,500,000 6:18PM
Maiden 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $50,000 7:08PM

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - BLACK EYED SUSAN DAY Race Schedule

Stakes Condition Distance Purse Post Time
Kattegat's Pride Starter Handicap F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles $40,000 12:00PM
Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge Race 1 F&M 3YO&Up 5 furlongs - Turf $52,000 12:31PM
Lady Legend's for the Cure 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $52,000 01:00PM
Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge Race 2 F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles - Turf $52,000 01:30PM
Skipat Stakes F&M 3YO&Up 6 furlongs $75,000 02:01PM
Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge Race 3 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles - Turf $52,000 02:34PM
Rollicking Stakes 2YO 5 furlongs $75,000 3:05PM
Hall of Fame Jockey Challenge Race 4 F&M 3YO&Up 1-1/16 Miles - Turf $55,000 3:36PM
Jim McKay Turf Sprint 3YO 5 furlongs - Turf $100,000 4:16PM
Black Eyed Susan (G2) 3YO Fillies 1-1/8 Miles $500,000 4:47PM
Ms. Preakness Stakes 3YO Fillies 6 furlongs $100,000 5:20PM
Pimlico Special (G#) 3YO&Up 1-3/16 Miles $300,000 5:52PM
Hilltop Stakes F 3YO 1-1/16 Miles - Turf $100,000 6:22PM

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