The Preakness Stakes is the second part of horse racing’s Triple Crown. The Preakness horse race is the shortest race of the Triple Crown at a mile and 3/16th. The Preakness Stakes almost always has the Kentucky Derby winner as part of the horseracing field as the horse tries to continue in the Triple Crown chase.
The Preakness Stakes is held every third Saturday of May at the Preakness race track. The Preakness Stakes is known as the race for the Black Eyed Susans. The Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland is home of the Preakness Stakes.
Sometimes the Preakness horse race is looked at as the lesser of the three races because it is a step down from the Kentucky Derby but the Preakness Stakes has a great stakes races history and is great excitement for horse racing fans. Horse betting players really look to the Preakness Stakes as a favorite’s race.
The Kentucky Derby winner is favored and that presents a problem for horse gambling players is they are looking for value in the Preakness. Since the Derby winner will be the heavy horse betting favorite in the Preakness, the odds on other horses will look appealing. The problem becomes finding a Preakness horse that can beat the Derby winner.
Looking at the 07 Preakness stakes odds it will be a similar situation since the 07 Preakness stakes odds will have Street Sense favored and other horses a distant second in the 07 Preakness Stakes odds.
The 2007 contenders in terms of horse gambling in the Preakness will be Street Sense, Hard Spun and perhaps as many as four or five new 2007 contenders looking to add their name to previous Preakness winners. The Preakness Stakes winner should again be a quality horse that provides great horseracing excitement.
The Preakness horse race has a great horseracing history, even longer than the Kentucky Derby. It was first run two years before the Derby, in 1873, and was named after the horse who won the 1870 Dinner Party Stakes, Preakness.
In 1890 the Preakness horse racing stakes was moved to Morris Park in New York then Gravesend in Brooklyn and did not return to Pimlico race course until 1909. Over those 17 years of Preakness races, the race was only run 15 times so it is only on the 129th running while the Kentucky Derby is on the 130th.
Pimlico race course was one of the better tracks in America at the time and even more important than Churchill Downs in terms or stakes races. There were only seven horses in the first Preakness horse race and the winner was a colt named Survivor. That horse won by 10 lengths which is still the largest winning margin in the Preakness horse race.
It will be interesting to see if any horse can match that record and if the 2007 Preakness Stakes creates any new Preakness winner history. The 2007 Preakness stakes odds will have Street Sense as the horse to beat but other horse racing contenders will appear in Preakness betting.