Preakness Stakes - Street Sense a strong favorite
The Preakness Stakes is the second and the
shortest leg in the Triple Crown, and Street Sense remains the
favorite to win the 2007 race.
Street Sense performed great at the 133rd
Kentucky Derby, pulling out from 19th position to win the Derby
with 2 1/4 lengths, and is by far the favorite to win the
Preakness Stakes. For the latest betting odds on who will win
the race, visit
Bodog Racebook, the online
betting website which offered 7/1 on Street Sense to win the
Kentucky Derby, right until Derby Day.
Other sure contenders in the 2007 Preakness
Stakes are Curlin, Hard Spun and Imawildandcrazyguy.
Preakness Stakes takes place on Pimlico Race
Course in Laurel, Maryland on May 19th 2007. Historic Pimlico
Race Course first opened on Oct. 25, 1870, making it the
second-oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico" was a
name given to the area in Maryland by English settlers during
colonial times, while "Preakness" was the name of the colt who
won the first race at the track. The main track is 1 mile oval
with 6 furlong and 1 1/4 mile chutes with length of stretch from
last turn to finish line of 1,152 feet.
Interesting facts about the Triple Crown and
In 1919, Sir Barton became the first horse to
win the Triple Crown (however, the term "Triple Crown" didn't
come into use until 1930).
Since 1978, when Affirmed won the Triple
Crown, seven horses have won the Kentucky Derby and the
Preakness Stakes but haven't been able to add the Belmont Stakes
and since 1875 only 11 horses have won the elusive Triple Crown,
while 42 have won two of the three races.
In 1915, Regret won the Kentucky Derby and
Rhine Maiden captured the Preakness Stakes - the only time that
two different fillies have won the Kentucky Derby and the
Preakness in the same year.