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May 18 Racing News Archive


Preakness Post Position Draw Reactions

Preakness Weather Outlook
In three words, it's still good. The forecast for Saturday, as of this post, calls for sun, 82 degrees and a 10% chance of rain. Tomorrow there's a 70% chance of rain, and Friday's call is 40%, with highs in the latter 70's each day.

--Posted 4:00 p.m. ET

Daily Preakness Update
The post positions are about to be drawn, the horses are arriving at Pimlico, and things are almost all set. More....

Preakness Entries Close
The 14 that were expected have been entered in the Preakness Stakes. Post positions will be drawn at 5:00 ET and televised on HRTV. The entries are shown on the chart below. Saratoga Red, a fifteenth entry, was excluded based on earnings rules.

The first Preakness starters to make it from Louisville to Pimlico today were Astrology, Sway Away and Dance City. The Tex Sutton charter that delivered them to Baltimore went back to Louisville to pick up Dialed In, Flashpoint, Midnight Interlude, Mr. Commons, and Shackleford, who are expected to arrive early this evening. Mucho Macho Man (left with trainer Kathy Ritvo) arrived by van from Belmont Park mid-morning. Photo by Jerry Dzierwinski, Maryland Jockey Club


Comprehensive Preakness Workout Report

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