Tag: Preakness

Preakness 2016

Tragic start at Pimlico with two horses dying in the first races. Very sad race day.

Can NQUIST do it again?preakness

Don’t forget to pick up your Lucky Charm at the website!

Here’s the post line up on a very MUDDY track:

#1  Cherry Wine  25-1

#2  Uncle Lino  60-1

#3  Nyquist  5-2

#4  Awesome Speed 60-1

#5  Exaggerator  9-2

#6  Lani  25-1

#7  Collected  25-1

#8  Laoban  80-1

#9  Abiding Star  70-1

#10 Fellowship  80-1

#11  Stradivari   3-5

Stradivari received a $80,000 bet today and his odds changed to 1/2

The NBC Sports Channel broadcast begins at 2:30 pm ET, then switches to NBC at 5 pm for coverage of the Preakness Stakes, with a post time of 6:45 pm ET.



morning workouts;

Preakness 2015 Post Time: Race Schedule, Post-Positions Info and Prediction
Will the number, pole position, be too much?

Jockey Gary Stevens is feeling confidant and this could be a riders race.

He looked good in the Derby is he the spoiler?

2015 Preakness Stakes Post Positions and Odds Post Horse Odds Trainer Jockey
1 American Pharoah 5-6 Bob Baffert Victor Espinoza
2 Dortmund 15-4 Bob Baffert Martin Garcia
3 Mr. Z 25-1 D. Wayne Lukas Corey Nakatani
4 Danzig Moon 16-1 Mark Casse Julien Leparoux
5 Tale of Verve 50-1 Dallas Stewart Joel Rosario
6 Bodhisattva 40-1 Jose Corrales Trevor McCarthy
7 Divining Rod 16-1 Arnaud Delacour Javier Castellano
8 Firing Line 17-4 Simon Callaghan Gary Stevens

Date: Saturday, May 16
Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore
TV Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m. ET
Post Time: 6:18 p.m. ET
Channel: NBC


Who is it gonna be??

Always bet on the Black Stallion!

enjoy the ride … and the race … the photo finish is coming!

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Preakness 2014


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Today is the second jewel in the Triple Crown today so save a few minutes this afternoon to see the excitement.
Is it going to be California history with California Chrome? Is he going to pull an Orb and fade in the race books? Or ala Big Brown keep us hoping for that special horse of the year that he can do it all in the next three weeks? Or will it be Rosie’s day?

Not since those heady days of 1977 with Seattle Slew and the very NEXT YEAR, in 1978, with the dual between Alydar and Affirmed have we had the pleasure of a Triple Crown winner.

Maybe an Exacta Box of Social Inclusion and California Chrome?
If you want to always pick a winner choose – “The Black Stallion”!

Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
When: Saturday, May 17 at 6:18 p.m. ET
Watch: NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra


2014 Preakness Stakes Field
Entries for Preakness Stakes 2014 Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Dynamic Impact           Miguel Mena Mark E. Casse 12-1
2 General a Rod            Javier Castellano Mike Maker 15-1
3 California Chrome      Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 3-5
4 Ring Weekend           Alan Garcia H. Graham Motion 20-1
5 Bayern                       Rosie Napravnik Bob Baffert 10-1
6 Ria Antonia               Calvin Borel Tom Amoss 30-1
7 Kid Cruz                   Julian Pimentel Linda Rice 20-1
8 Social Inclusion        Luis Contreras Manny Azpurua 5-1
9 Pablo Del Monte       Jeffrey Sanchez Wesley A. Ward 20-1
10 Ride on Curlin        Joel Rosario William Gowan 10-1
Betting / The Basics:

Selecting the winner of the race. Your horse must win in order for you to cash a ticket.

If your horse wins or comes in second you cash a ticket, but you get only the place payout.

If your horse comes in first, second or third you cash a ticket, but you get only the show payout.

Stands for “win, place, show”, also known as “across the board”. This places a win, place and show bet on your selection, which is three wagers. I like to think of this as an “ease of use” wager. If your horse wins you get the win, place AND show payout. You’d say “$2 across the board on #3″ to place this wager.

Exotic Bets – Single Race

Selecting the first and second place finishers in exact order.

Selecting the first and second place finishers in either order (if you select #7 & #9 you cash a ticket as long as both finish first and second).

Selecting the first, second and third place finishers in exact order.

Selecting the first, second, third and forth place finishers in exact order.

For any of the single race exotics you can “box” your wager. This means that any of your selections can finish in any order depending on the wager. For example an exacta box is similar to quinella in that as long as your selections run one and two you cash a ticket. A two horse exacta box is two wagers and therefore costs double the money. Accordingly and to your benefit, it pays more than the quinella. A $2 exacta box of two horses is $4. A $1 trifecta box of three horses is $6. You can box as many horses as you like, but it can get pricey!

Used with exactas, trifectas and superfectas, you select a single horse to win (the key) and other horses to come in second, third and fourth depending on the wager.

A wheel is similar to a key, just with more horses and potentially variations in the how you position the horses. With this type of wager you’d select more than one horse in the top spot, essentially “wheeling” horses “up and down” – or placing a horse in more than one position in your wagers.

For example, you could have a trifecta that looks like this: 2,5 / 2,5,7 / 1,7,9. In this case you would need #2 or #5 to win, either of those two or #7 to come in second and #1, #7 or #9 to show. If you place a $1 wager in this configuration would cost you $18 (2 horses in first position x 3 horses in second position x 3 horses in third position).


Exotic Bets – Multiple Race
Daily Double:
Selecting the winner in two consecutive races.
Pick 3:
Selecting the winner in three consecutive races.
Pick 4:
Selecting the winner in four consecutive races.
Pick 6:
Selecting the winner in six consecutive races.

Belmont today!! 6:30 PM est

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Rosie Napravnik and Unlimited Budget?

Who is it going to be?
1. Frac Daddy
2. Freedom Child
3. Overanalyze
4. Giant Finish
5. Orb
6. Incognito
7. Oxbow
8. Midnight Taboo
9. Revolutionary
10. Will Take Charge
11. Vyjack
12. Palace Malice
13. Unlimited Budget
14. Golden Soul

Don’t forget and have the TV off while you make yourself a nap snack!

Here’s a little story from Trackside from Rachael Kraft – I’ll post the rest later this week-
Enjoy the Ride! TF

Traveling inStyle

By: Rachael Kraft *Representative of Double D Trailers:  Horse Trailer Manufacturer since 1997 with emphasis on research, design, product improvement and horse safety through creation of safer technologies. Owned by Brad Heath.

For humans, we have the choice of car or truck…train or bus…economy or first class.  Wherever we go, we’d like to get there quickly, comfortably, and without a lot of hassle.   Some horses travel just as much or more than the typical person and they have the added challenge of weighing close to a ton!  Whether the horse is an elite athlete, a show performer or a beloved pet, they still have the ability to travel in style.

In the horse world, the most recent example of horses traveling in style is the group of talented three-year-olds competing in this year’s Triple Crown.  This prestigious set of three grueling races starts in the rolling hills of bluegrass state with the Kentucky Derby.  The horse Orb gave us a thrilling victory at the 2013 race and many hoped he would be a three-win contender.  His hopes were dashed when he was defeated at the second race, The Preakness, held at Pimlico Racetrack in Maryland.  Only one more race remains, and fans across the nation are eagerly awaiting the Belmont Stakes this Saturday, June 8 where Orb will get a chance to meet his rival Oxbow in the 1 1/2 mile challenge. 

Many spectators forget what a terrific challenge the Triple Crown is for a young horse.  After all, they are only three-years-old.  In many other horse disciplines, a horse this young would barely be starting the training for their sport.  For a racehorse, they are expected to be at their very best.  Each of the races is a physical and mental stress on the animal and there are only days between each of the races.  In addition, the horses need to travel hundreds of miles, settle into a new stable, and prepare on a new racetrack. 

It’s not surprising that Orb’s trainer, Shug McGaughey considered not racing his colt in the Belmont after a fourth place finish at the Preakness.  Lucky for us, he recently announced that his colt would definitely be racing this Saturday.  He made this decision after Orb ran a good workout this past Sunday morning1. Racing fans across the nation have been eagerly watching this year’s Triple Crown competition.  With June 8th’s Belmont Stakes in New York, we will get to see the exciting showdown between Derby winner Orb and Preakness winner Oxbow.

 (the rest later this week)


Preakness @ 6:20 ET

139th Kentucky Derby

Don’t forget about the Preakness this evening – Will Orb repeat??

PP Silk Horse Owner Trainer Jockey Breeder Morning Line
Orb S. Janney/Phipps “Shug” McGaughey Joel Rosario S. Janney/Phipps Even
Goldencents W.C./Kenney/RAP Doug O’Neill Kevin Krigger Rosecrest/Pirrello 8-1
Titletown Five Hornug/Martin et al D. Wayne Lukas Julien Leparoux Stonestreet T.H.,LLC 30-1
Departing Claiborne/Dilschneider Albert M. Stall, Jr. Brian Hernandez, Jr. Claiborne/Dilschneider 6-1
Mylute GoldMark/Whisper Hill Tom Amoss Rosie Napravnik Mike G. Rutherford 5-1
Oxbow Calumet Farm D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens Colts Neck Stable 15-1
Will Take Charge Willis D. Horton D. Wayne Lukas Mike Smith Eaton 12-1
Govenor Charlie Michael E. Pegram Bob Baffert Martin Garcia Michael E. Pegram 12-1
Itsmyluckyday Trilogy/Plesa Eddie Plesa Jr. John Velazquez Liberation/Brandywine 10-1

Ride on!