Preakness Race

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Preakness 2012: 5 Things You Need to Know About Saturday's Race

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I'll Have Another wins 137th Preakness

Sat, 19 May 2012 15:55:28 -0700 The 2012 Preakness was billed as a rematch between Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another, left, and runner-up Bodemeister, right. It was exactly that. I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister at the wire today to win the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course and the first two races of the Triple Crown. He will go to the Belmont looking to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown …

I'll Have Another Wins Preakness Stakes To Keep 2012 Triple …

BALTIMORE I'll Have Another had Bodemeister in his sights again, a shot at the Triple Crown hanging in the balance. Two weeks ago, he ran down his rival and won the Kentucky Derby.

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Sports fans will be tuning in to the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes live from Pimlico Race Course Saturday, May 19 to see if I'll Have Another, the upset winner of the Kentucky Derby, can defend his title in the second …

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19 Responses to Preakness Race

  • Soapy Ears says:

    Was That A Great Preakness Stakes Or What? It reminded me of the Greatest Preakness of all time – the 1989 Preakness with Sunday Silence and Easy Goer. If you havn’t seen that race and you love horse racing, even if you just love sports at it’s highest level – check it out on YouTube. In fact, check out the Derby, Belmont and the Breeders Cup from that year. Those two great horses had one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports.
    Today’s race had me on my feet and cheering. Amazing.

  • Anonymous says:

    How To Figure Horse Race Winnings Based On Odds? How do I figure my winnings on a horse race? I played Bodemeister (2/1) in the Preakness to Win-$10, Place-$10 & Show-$10. Bodemeister didn’t win, but he did place and show. What amount are my winnings based on chart below? When they post charts like below, is it usually based on a $1 or more bet? Is there a simple formula? Thanks.

    9 I’ll Have Another – WIN:$8.40; PLACE:$3.80; SHOW:$2.80
    7 Bodemeister – PLACE: $3.20; SHOW:$2.80
    6 Creative Cause – SHOW: $3.60

    Looks like I’ll Have Another is a contender for the Triple Crown. Bodemeister is a strong horse, but twice now I’ll Have Another has taken the win by inches. I didn’t take the little horse serious, looks like I will now!

  • Notobsessed says:

    Is Bodemeister That Good? I have been following horse racing every day, every week, every month for the last year and thought I knew what was going on until the week after the Derby. Evidently some post Derby cloud has descended and several trainers have decided not to run their horses in the Preakness because they are afraid of the horse that finished second in the Derby. Is Bodemeister really that good?

  • Anonymous says:

    Has There Ever Been A Percheron Preakness Horse Race? I’m thinking that this would be a fun fundraiser for horse race fans. Bring in a group of Percheron horses and race them a quarter mile. The jockeys could be anyone, even a huge person could be a rider. Why would weight matter to a big horse like that? I can picture a knight riding in that race…

    If that doesn’t work, why not a Pari-Mule-tual race? With mules, and not horses. These could probably run an entire track, unlike the Percheron’s. Again, crazy clothing would be expected: I can imagine a rider riding sidesaddle wearing a frilly dress. In a race? Why not? It’s a FUNdraiser!

    • Curator says:

      Probably not. It’s a cute idea, but I think the Preakness day is pretty full. You can write the Pimlico management and suggest it, though. The riders would have to be licensed individuals, for liability reasons. Who knows, they might enjoy it.

      There’s an Arabian race carded for Preakness day, but it’s a G1 and dead serious.

      Jockeys race:

      An ostrich race:

      There really are racing mules, and mule racing is taken seriously. It’s more popular out west.

      Here’s Black Ruby, the Zenyatta of racing mules:

  • Was There Some Sort Of Horse Tower Of Babel Where An Angel Of God Told The Horsekinds To Go Forth And Multiply? And that explains how we got different Horse Races. Like the Zebras, Donkeys, Kentucky Derby, Preakness. etc.

  • Anonymous says:

    How Is My Horse Betting System? Okay, Im not serious about it, just fooling around with a spreadsheet and some older Preakness and Derby results.

    Basiclly what I did was make a spread sheet that has you type in the win odds for every horse and then that tells how much of a bet I need to make on that horse to make a goal I set formyself.

    Say I want to leave the races with 5000 In my pocket.

    I just find the amount I need to bet on each horse to have in the case of that horse winning me collect my $5000 goal. So

    for a horse thats 10-1 I would have to bet $500 to make my goal of 5000 (Actually that would give me 5500 but I’m still trying to figure out how to factor that into the excel sheet)

    Anyway, what I’ve figured out is that I just knock out the top 1 or 2 favored horses and that decreses the total investment I put in to be under my goal of 5000.

    I know that if those top 2 favored horeses win I’m screwed, I’m not saying its a perfect system.

    Basically, bet on every horse except for the top 2 favorites, and bet in scale so that every horse gives an equal payoff that will be above the total amount invested.

    For example, I ran this with the 2011 kentucky derby and I made a profit of 11% on a 70% chance of victory.

    (I reversed the odds to see what the % chance a horse would win the race would be and then factored that in to find the risk that one of the horses I didn’t bet on would win)

    • Curator says:

      Over the long term, you will lose because the payoffs won’t equal the amount of money you need to invest. You didn’t state what type of bet you would be placing, but I’m assuming you’re betting to win. that means, you are spreading your cash over the entire field in hopes of getting one winner. If that winner is a huge longshot, you might be in the clear.

      The Triple Crown races are unlike the majority of day to day races due to the huge fields and mostly, closely matched horses. The average race consists of 6 -8 contestants. If you have a six horse field most of your odds will be quite short, necessitating in your having to lay out more money to recoup your investment.

      Additionally, due to OTB and internet wagering, you won’t know the pools and true odds until after the horses have started the race.

      I suggest honing your handicapping skills then looking for logical longshots racing against vulnerable favorites, especially on off tracks or turf races switched to the dirt. That’s where you’ll find most of your longshot winners.

      Either way, good luck with your system.

  • Anonymous says:

    Do You Think Sham Would Have Won The Triple Crown? He was with Red every step of the way in the Derby and the Preakness. He tried to run Secretariats race at Belmont, a race very few horses could have ran let alone won.

    Why care? He really was a great horse and much like his rival, had many offspring. Those of us who watch the ponies know pedigree plays its part.

    For what it’s worth I think he would have won it all. He would have won the Derby and Preakness with ease. Belmont would have been his race without the Big Red Machine.
    Worth a note. Sham and Secretariat shared the common dam sire Princequillo. Both horses also had hearts larger than normal. Secretariat 2 1/2x and Sham 2x.

    • Curator says:

      Sham was a great race horse. In any other year he may have won the crown, but do keep in mind that he finished dead last in the Belmont. Many do not know about his heart which weighed 18 pounds, so he did have quite an advantage in his running style. But losing the Belmont would have squashed his bid for the crown. Twice A Prince came in second in the Belmont and as I stated, Sham finished dead last. It could have been that he had already had a small fracture that caused him to finish in the back of the pack. But he was indeed a great race horse. Several horses have won the Derby and Preakness with great ease, only to be outdone by the Belmont. It is the longest of the TC races, and only eleven have ever done it. There are many horses that will be remembered as one of the Greats, and Sham is certainly one of them.

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