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Last Minute Guide To The Preakness and It’s Storylines

Well it sure isn’t the Derby but the second leg of the triple crown is underway today with Orb ready to make a run at glory. Much like the Derby two weeks ago it’s a sloppy overcast day in Baltimore which should make for an amazing time in the infield. Here’s what you need to know to get ready for Pimlico:

Who are the favorites?

1. Orb 4-5

2. Goldencents 8-1

3. Titletown Five 16-1

4. Departing 10-1

5. Mylute 8-1

6. Oxbow 14-1

7. Will Take Charge 9-1

8. Govenor Charlie 10-1

9. Itsmyluckyday 8-1

 

Battle the Rail

If Orb is going to win the second leg of the crown then he will have to overcome the rail in addition to the field to do so. Only one horse has ever won the Preakness after staring in the 1 spot but everyone seems to think Orb is a lock to become the second. Nine horses have won the first two legs since 97, Orb will look to make it 10.

Lexington Native Shug McGaughey in the Spotlight

“The Kentucky Derby was on my list. I’m not sure the Triple Crown was,” those are the words of Shug who has been launched to the forefront of horse racing. He finally got his wish of capturing the Derby but now he has a chance to be forever etched into the history books with Orb.

So who are you taking in the Preakness today? Post your picks in the comment section below so we can figure up how much money you won after the race.

 

 

Update

Oxbow takes the Preakness in an upset after leading from wire to wire!

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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13 Comments for Last Minute Guide To The Preakness and It’s Storylines



  1. franklin
    5:47 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    it’s
    IT’S



  2. Jen
    6:01 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    “It’s.” Looking good, state of Kentucky’s schools.



  3. J
    6:15 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Where is Ryan… Been looking for him the last two hours.



  4. Echo1
    6:46 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Orb sucked.. Never had a chance. I’ll never live to see another triple Crown. Oh, the humanity!!!!



  5. Orb
    6:46 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    I ran poorly today. And my name spelled backwards is “Bro.”



  6. merlins
    6:59 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    you get “forever etched into the history books” with a derby win dude. A triple crown would yield you a position of much higher glory, especially with the media circus we have nowadays compared to the 80’s when it was last won or whenever



  7. Megan
    7:03 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    I was certain Pitino’s horse would come first.



  8. CatGrad7072
    7:17 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    7: That’s the same as finishing first or, petering out in the stretch.



  9. Echo 1
    7:17 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    7- pure awesomeness.



  10. Sunday Headlines
    7:59 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    The Kentucky State Police have issued a Golden Alert for Ryan Lemond, he was last seen in the Waddy-Peytona, KY area.



  11. soggyUKgrad
    8:02 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    “Last minute guide to the Preakness and IT IS storylines.”….?!? When did people forget what an apostrophe is used for?!?



  12. NOTDerby
    8:45 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    This is a UK sports website! STOP writing!!!



  13. Megan
    9:02 am May 19, 2013 Permalink

    How do these horses not get mud in their eyes? They never have to deal with that in training.