The horse racing world turns out to Baltimore, Md. this week, where Always Dreaming will continue his pursuit for a Triple Crown in the second leg, the 142nd functioning of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Ridden by John Velazquez and educated by Todd Fletcher, Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby almost two weeks ago as a favored. The horse enters this week as the favored at the Preakness as well, with early 10-11 odds to prevail at Pimlico, per OddsShark.
In three of the last five years, the Kentucky Derby winner won the Preakness Stakes, together with American Pharoah completing the sport’s first Triple Crown in 37 years at 2015.
Video coverage of the 2017 Preakness Stakes will begin at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20 on NBC, with online streaming accessible through NBC Sports.
In 1??3/16 miles, the Preakness is the shortest of the Triple Crown races. Always Dreaming will learn where he begins with the post position draw on Wednesday.
On Friday, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, a Grade II race among 3-year-old fillies, will soon be conducted, beginning at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The undercard of this Preakness begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday with NBCSN additionally providing coverage of these races.
The Way to watch Wednesday, May 17 Post position draw.
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