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#2 Home Again 6-1

#4 Fortunate Queen 7-2

WIN: #1 to win at 7-2 or better.

TRI: 1,2 / 1,2,3,4 / 1,2,3,4,5

#1 Weekend Hideaway 7-2

#10 Papa Shot 9-2

#5 Gypsum Johny 5-1

WIN: #1 to win at 5-2 or better.

TRI: 1,2 / 1,2,5,10 / 1,2,4,5,10

These are price plays for exotic players looking to find a couple of extra contenders to use in their trifecta and superfecta wagers. Or for those with smaller bankrolls, you might want to get in a small win-place wager.

R1: #3 Schoodic 8-1

R3: #3 Jonquil 12-1

R5: #9 Sweet Offer 12-1

R8: #7 Rocky Policy 12-1

R9: #2 Bustin It 8-1

R10: #4 Vasilika 8-1

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Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes is a race for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses, contested each May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. It is the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, with the winner receiving the Woodlawn Vase. Held at various distances since it was first run in 1873, the Preakness now covers 1-3/16 miles.

The Preakness Stakes dates all the way back to 1873, the year that Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore held its first spring schedule of races for thoroughbreds. Established as a stakes race for 3-year-olds, the Preakness was named after the horse that won the first-ever race run at Pimlico, in October 1870.

A field of seven horses competed in the inaugural Preakness in May 1873, with Survivor claiming the purse of $2,050 after running to victory by 10 lengths -- which would serve as a record for winning margin for more than 130 years.

Another record of sorts was established in the event's early years, as each of the five winners between 1878 and 1882 was owned by George L. Lorillard and trained by R.W. Walden, which would represent the longest such streak in the history of the Preakness.

With Maryland among the states that banned horse racing and related gambling in the late 1800s, the 1890 edition of the Preakness was held at the Morris Park race course in the Bronx, N.Y. And after three years of not being run at all (from 1891 to 1893), the race remained in New York from 1894 to 1908, when it was contested at Gravesend Race Track in the Coney Island section of New York City. Originally a race covering a mile and a half in its first couple of decades in existence, the Preakness was shortened to 1-1/16 miles while held at Gravesend.

The Preakness returned to Pimlico in 1909 (after pari-mutuel wagering had been legalized), but the race's distance -- and date -- continued to change in following years as it gained in prestige among the country's top stakes races for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. It was run at just one mile for a couple of years before being changed to 1-3/8 miles and then finally set at 1-3/16 miles in 1925. And before the Preakness became the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown in the 1930s, it was held earlier than the Kentucky Derby a number of times and was twice run (in 1917 and 1922) on the same day as the Derby.

A trophy for the Preakness winner was first presented in 1917, when the owners of Kalitan were awarded possession of the Woodlawn Vase for 12 months, until the following year's race. Originally created by Tiffany & Co. in 1860 as a trophy for the Woodlawn Racing Association (which since became defunct), the silver vase is among the most valuable of trophies and was assessed at more than $1 million in 1983.

Horse racing's popularity maintained high in the 1930s and 1940s, a period during which horses such as Gallant Fox, War Admiral and Citation captured the nation's attention and were among seven Preakness winners that went on to capture the Triple Crown (also finishing first in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes) over a 19-year stretch.

Native Dancer, one of the most successful horses trained at a Maryland farm, won two of the three legs of the Triple Crown in 1953. After its Preakness win that year, owner A.G. Vanderbilt's wife did not want to take on the responsibility of keeping the valuable Woodlawn Vase for a year. Thus began the tradition at the Preakness of each year's winner being awarded a small, sterling replica of the trophy -- while the actual Woodlawn Vase would remain at the Baltimore Museum of Art and be transported to Pimlico for the annual race.

Two horses among the offspring of Native Dancer -- Northern Dancer and Kauai King -- were among four horses that had Triple Crown aspirations after winning the Preakness during the 1960s, but each was denied victory at the Belmont. The legendary Secretariat finally broke a 25-year drought without a Triple Crown winner in 1973, producing impressive runs in each of the legs. While Secretariat set race records at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, a malfunction in Pimlico's electronic timer led to some confusion over the horse's finishing time at the Preakness. Some clocking the race on site had the winning time at 1:53 2/5 -- which would have broken the mark set by Canonero II two years earlier -- but race organizers decided to use the hand time figured by the course clocker of 1:54 2/5.

That time still would be considered among the best ever in the Preakness, which has since seen Tank's Prospect (in 1985), Louis Quatorze (1996) and Curlin (2007) produce a winning time of 1:53 2/5. Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day was aboard Louis Quatorze in 1996, setting his own record that day by winning the Preakness in three consecutive years (after riding Tabasco Cat and Timber Country to victory the previous two years). Day's five total Preakness wins as jockey are second on the all-time list, behind Eddie Arcaro's six.

Trainer Bob Baffert proved successful in the years following Day's achievement, as his horses won four of the six Preakness races between 1997 and 2002. Three of those champions had also won the Kentucky Derby, but would fall short of becoming the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

In 2004, Smarty Jones won the Preakness by an impressive 11½ lengths, which surpassed the mark for winning distance in the race set in the very first edition of the race back in 1873.

Pimlico Race Course is a thoroughbred racing track located in Baltimore and home to the prestigious Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.

Opened in October 1870, Pimlico is the second oldest racetrack in the country behind the course in Saratoga, N.Y. Design and construction of the site -- at a cost of $25,000 -- was overseen by Gen. John Ellicott, a civil engineer and architect, on land bought by the Maryland Jockey Club.

In addition to a one-mile dirt oval, there is also a seven-furlong turf oval at Pimlico. Other major races at the track in Baltimore include the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, the Jim McKay Handicap and the Pimlico Special.

While the Maryland Jockey Club still operates the track, ownership of Pimlico has changed hands in recent years. Magna Entertainment Corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2009 but negotiated a financing deal to keep the track's schedule in place for the year. Penn National Gaming became owner of Pimlico in 2010, yet funding concessions from the state of Maryland were needed for the track to operate a full schedule for the 2011 season.

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    Venue: Pimlico Race Course

    Distance: 1 3/16 miles

    2013 winner: Oxbow

    2013 winning jockey: Gary Stevens


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    Horse racing's Triple Crown is made up of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and has been won 11 times, most recently in 1978.

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    The Kentucky Derby is a thoroughbred horse race held annually at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.


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    Everything you need to know to bet the Preakness Stakes

    May 19, 2016 | 5:42pm

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    The 141st Preakness Stakes is set for Saturday at Pimlico in Baltimore. Before the starting gates open (and the betting windows close) for the $1.5 million second leg of the Triple Crown — post time is 6:45 p.m.; NBC will televise — here is a guide to the field.

    Horses are listed by program number, in post position order (posts 1 through 11).

    1. Cherry Wine (20-1)

    Gray or Roan colt, by Paddy O’Prado (El Prado), out of C. S. Royce (Unbridled’s Song)

    Current Form: We’ve seen eight shades of this gray and he’s delivered twice; but not at this level. Crushed optionals back in January. Rallied from out of the clouds to get third money in the Blue Grass in latest.

    Worth a Wager: Dale Romans’ Keen Ice took out American Pharoah in last year’s Travers. And this slow-to-progress colt may make it to Saratoga as well. Not today. Spill the wine. A sober seventh.

    2. Uncle Lino (20-1)

    Bay colt, by Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie), out of Haysee (Orientate)

    Current Form: Broke the track record for 1 1/16 miles at Los Alamitos in the California Chrome stakes going wire-to-wire. Checked in a distant third to Exaggerator in the Santa Anita Derby in previous.

    Worth a Wager: One of four sired by Uncle Mo. Pimlico’s tighter turns put him in the early mix breaking from inside post. Can’t envision him hanging on traveling an extra furlong. A wilting eighth.

    3. Nyquist (3-5)

    Bay colt, by Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie), out of Seeking Gabrielle (Forestry)

    Current Form: The real deal. Undefeated colt sat off a :45.3 half mile in the Derby and still won the roses convincingly. No works under Doug O’Neill last two weeks, but it appears all systems are go for the second jewel.

    Worth a Wager: Back on two-weeks’ rest but he’s had a relatively conservative prep season and should be fresh. Didn’t draw the best post but Gutierrez is on “The” horse and will play it as it comes. I’ll Have Another!

    4. Awesome Speed (30-1)

    Dark Bay or Brown colt, by Awesome Again (Deputy Minister), out of Speedy Escape (Aptitude)

    Current Form: Aptly named colt showed the way in the Federico Tesio at Laurel but was nailed at the wire, losing by a nose. Declared the winner upon further review due to some roughhousing down the stretch.

    Worth a Wager: Speed may get him as far as second base but like Jose Bautista he should be punched out halfway from home. Last of 11.

    5. Exaggerator (3-1)

    Dark Bay or Brown colt, by Curlin (Smart Strike), out of Dawn Raid (Vindication)

    Current Form: Launched a bold rally from 15th position in the Derby and passed every horse but one, Nyquist, whom he’s now lost to four times. Desormeaux got the pace he was looking for but still couldn’t reel in his rival.

    Worth a Wager: Rain is expected and he excels on a wet course. Will it be a difference-maker as he attempts to turn the tables in the shorter second jewel? Up belatedly for fourth.

    6. Lani (30-1)

    Gray or Roan colt, by Tapit (Pulpit), out of Heavenly Romance (Sunday Silence)

    Current Form: Temperamental and notoriously slow from the gate, he fell 19 lengths back at Churchill before landing mid-pack. Won the UAE Derby at Meydan at this distance before arriving in the States.

    Worth a Wager: Thought this marathon runner would take this week off and come back strong in the Belmont where he’s been working mornings. Connections have stated he loves it there. Evenly for fifth.

    7. Collected (10-1)

    Chestnut colt, by City Zip (Carson City), out of Helena Bay (Johannesburg)

    Current Form: Brings a modest two-race win streak to Maryland. Scored gate-to-wire at Sunland, then surged from just off the pace to easily steal the Grade 3 Lexington.

    Worth a Wager: Has got Baffert and Castellano in his corner but level of competition jumps significantly here. Should bail out faster than Michael Strahan from “Live.” Fading sixth.

    8. Laoban (30-1)

    Dark Bay or Brown colt, by Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie), out of Chattertown (Speightstown)

    Current Form: “The Boss” was ranked 21st and was left outside the Derby bubble. Took charge in the Blue Grass but couldn’t contain his rivals after a :46.3 half mile. Still a maiden.

    Worth a Wager: No Black-Eyed Susans for you! This is colorful trainer Eric Guillot’s first Triple Crown runner. There will be others. Remember Bodhisattva from last year’s Preakness? You won’t remember this one either. Tenth.

    9. Abiding Star (30-1)

    Bay colt, by Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie), out of Abiding (Dynaformer)

    Current Form: Perfect through five starts this year, none at the graded level. Was quarantined at Parx and made the most if it by taking the Parx Derby leading at every call. Figs are climbing.

    Worth a Wager: Believe so. Like what I see even though it was waged with suspect company. Distance may be an issue. Loves it wet and he’s sired by Uncle Mo. Outsider may hang on for a share at huge price. A stubborn third.

    10. Fellowship (30-1)

    Chestnut colt, by Awesome of Course (Awesome Again), out of Go Girlfriend Go (Demidoff)

    Current Form: Blanked through five this year and doesn’t seem to be progressing. Third to Nyquist in the Florida Derby; then a wide trip left him a weakened fourth in the Pat Day Mile.

    Worth a Wager: Not much to work with here. Would be shocking if he rose to the occasion in this spot. Should be as tired as the last season of “American Idol” racing this distance. Ninth.

    11. Stradivari (8-1)

    Dark Bay or Brown colt, by Medaglia d’Oro (El Prado), out of Bending Strings (American Chance)

    Current Form: Placed on the Triple Crown trail by Pletcher after winning his last pair by a combined 35 lengths. Lightly raced colt pulled down a triple-digit Beyer defeating allowance in latest.

    Worth a Wager: Realize that fig may be a mirage and it’s hard to gauge how he’ll react when pressured. I’m in. Crafty Hall of Famer Johnny V gets him home second.

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