February 26, 2024

2017 Preakness Stakes: news, past performances, handicapping

It’s Preakness Week! Time to ramp up for all of the action at Pimlico on Friday, Black-Eyed Susan Day, and Saturday’s program culminating in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown.

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Always Dreaming tops the cast, and you can start handicapping courtesy of the free Brisnet PPs.

Preakness news includes the latest contender updates, as well as previews of Black-Eyed Susan Day and Saturday’s card.

The in-depth coverage continues over at TwinSpires.com, where you can find everything from James Scully’s BRIS Speed rating report to Kellie Reilly’s pedigree fun facts in addition to Preakness betting.

And if you’re looking for much more, check out the Pimlico products page and the Ultimate Preakness Handicapping Package:

As expected, Always Dreaming was installed as the morning-line favorite at 4-5 odds when the posts were drawn for Preakness Stakes 142. The Todd Pletcher trainee will break from the 4 stall with regular rider John Velazquez in the saddle.

Champion Classic Empire, fourth in the Kentucky Derby and the 3-1 second choice in the 10-strong Preakness field, will exit from just outside of Always Dreaming in post 5.

Lookin at Lee, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby last out, was assigned the 9 post and 10-1 odds, while fellow Steve Asmussen trainee Hence, who finished 11th in the Run for the Roses, will break from post 3 with a 20-1 morning line.

Gunnevera drew stall 6 and was given a 15-1 morning line after his Derby seventh-place run.

Multiplier and Cloud Computing, neither of whom competed in the Kentucky Derby, have the respective rail and 2 post at 30-1 and 12-1. Fellow newcomers Term of Art, post 7, and Senior Investment, post 8, were both assigned 30-1 odds on the morning line.

Conquest Mo Money, yet another new shooter in Preakness 142, will break from the far outside post 10 at 15-1 odds.

2 Comments on 2017 Preakness Stakes: news, past performances, handicapping

    • Planned to put up another “sticky post” for the Belmont (now published) and just thought to keep the Preakness one up, in case anyone wanted to revisit in the meantime. Thanks for asking!

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