The 2013 Belmont Stakes is still a few weeks away, but the outcome of the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday unfortunately diminishes the significance of one of horse racing's marquee showcases.
After winning the Kentucky Derby earlier this month, Orb is unsurprisingly the heavy favorite to win. As we saw at Churchill Downs, there's been some rain falling at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Unlike what we saw in early May, however, the track at Pimlico won't be as sloppy.
Saturday's 138th running of the Preakness Stakes is mere hours away, and as Orb looks to continue his pursuit of the Triple Crown, several horses have legitimate chances of spoiling his chase for history at Pimlico Race Course.
While oddsmakers usually seem to know what they're doing better than anyone else, there are certainly times when they miss the boat. Orb was installed as an early Kentucky Derby favorite, and while the public bet Revolutionary into the No.
In 137 years, a female jockey has never won the Preakness Stakes, but Rosie Napravnik is a legitimate contender to win this year's race. Napravnik rides Mylute, and the duo finished in fifth place on a muddy track at Churchill Downs earlier this May in the Kentucky Derby.
The Preakness Stakes committee decided the post positions for the nine-horse field on Wednesday afternoon, and the 2013 Run for the Black-Eyed Susans will be the 138th such race at Pimlico Race Course.
All eyes will be on Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who drew the No.