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Preakness Stakes - Street Sense a strong favorite to win

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.

Preakness Stakes - Street Sense a strong favorite to winStreet 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 Preakness Stakes:

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.


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