Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
American Pharoah won the second leg of the Triple Crown at the Preakness Stakes on a rainy Saturday.
The slightly shorter distance of the Preakness and the likelihood of another manageable pace makes Dortmund a solid play at odds of 3-1 or better.
Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.
Among the best reasons to go to the Preakness Stakes this year are the pure spectacle of the event and a chance to visit the historical city of Baltimore.
American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.
American Pharoah has won the 141st Kentucky Derby before a record-setting crowd at Churchill Downs.
On Friday morning, Rich dusted off some of those old tapes, scoured the internet and brought back an old classic: “Is It A Race Horse Or A Bad Local Band?”
When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.
Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.