The one hundred and thirty-ninth edition of the Preakness Stakes is set to take place on May 17, 2014.
Here are the post positions, horse names, odds, jockey and trainer names for the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown:
1. Dynamic Impact 12-1 (Jockey: Miguel Menna, Trainer: Mark E. Casse)
2. General a Rod 15-1 (Javier Castellano, Mike Maker)
3. California Chrome 3-5 (Victor Espinoza, Art Sherman)
4. Ring Weekend 20-1 (Alan Garcia, H. Graham Motion)
5. Bayern 10-1 (Rosie Napravnik, Bob Baffert)
6. Ria Antonia 30-1 (Calvin Borel, Tom Amoss)
7. Kid Cruz 20-1 (Julian Pimentel, Linda Rice)
8. Social Inclusion 5 -1 (Luis Contreras, Manny Azpurua)
9. Pablo Del Monte 20-1 (Jeffrey Sanchez, Wesley A. Ward)
10. Ride On Curlin 10-1 (Joel Rosario, William Gowan)
The odds shown were current as of when this feature was published. Check the Pimlico site for the most up-to-date information.
Steve Coburn’s and Perry Martin’s horse unexpectedly won the Kentucky Derby. Now, trainer Art Sherman’s efforts will be further tested in what could prove to be a highly-competitive race this Saturday.
Whether the underdog’s story is able to stretch to the Belmont Stakes on June 7, is clearly an open-question. While California Chrome currently owns a five-race winning streak and will break from an inside post position (Number 3), the Triple Crown kickoff is now merely a fond memory.
Nearly everyone’s backstory is known when there’s only a 10-horse field. Jockeying from Borel through to Napravnik, seeing some colorful trainers and listening to many flamboyant owners project their pre-race dreams, there’s always plenty for the public to ponder before the gates are even opened.
These three big races have generated increased public interest in recent years for varied reasons. Simply put, event spectaculars feed the modern attention span. And, once again, they’re off.
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