Are you looking for important betting information related to the 2013 Preakness Stakes? After the Kentucky Derby, the next major event in horse racing in the United States is the Preakness. Without a doubt, this race is extremely exciting because of its relationship to the Triple Crown. To get all of your facts straight so that you are ready to place your bets, here is the pertinent 138 Preakness Stakes information that you will need.
When is the 2013 Preakness
Placing a bet on the Preakness means knowing exactly when it starts and what date it is on. Because it is part of the Triple Crown, it is held before the Belmont Stakes and after the Kentucky Derby. Each year, you can expect the Preakness to occur on the third Saturday in May. The first races of the day begin at noon, but the actual Preakness Stakes has a post time of 6:00-6:20 pm EST. For 2013, the Preakness Stakes will be held on May 18.
Where is the Preakness?
The Preakness Stakes started in 1873 – two years before the Kentucky Derby was inaugurated. Although there were a few years that it was not raced, it has been held at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Maryland for the past 138 out of 140 years. The Preakness is named after a horse that won the first race at Pimlico, the Dinner Party Stakes, on October 25, 1870. If you want to find live coverage of the race, it is being broadcast on NBC starting at 4:30 pm EST.
Preakness tickets and cheap deals
The Kentucky Derby is well-known for its pricey seating and luxury lifestyle. Is the same true for the Preakness Stakes? There are a lot of similarities between how people celebrate the Preakness and the Derby, but ticket prices are where they deviate. All of the Derby grandeur is still available at Pimlico, but tickets and cheap deals are much more likely than at the Kentucky Derby. One similarity that always fits every budget tourists price guidelines is the Pimlico Preakness Infield ticket. Unlike Louisville’s Infield party, Baltimore turns this into an event that can only be rivaled by Mardi Gras. Leading the way to Preakness victory are Infield mascots: UniCarl and Kegasus.
2013 Preakness tips for bettors
While getting an online betting account for the Preakness is very quick and easy to do, it takes a little bit more time to get adjusted to a betting website’s features. If you did not sign up for an account for the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes gives you a chance to reap the rewards of one of the largest betting pools you will have access to all year. If you log on now and do not see anything about the Preakness, do not worry because you will be able to place your bets on the day of the race. In the case of a scratch, no contenders will be added to the list 24 hours before the race.
2013 Preakness Stakes Contenders
With only a couple of weeks until the race begins, the contenders list for the Preakness Stakes 2013 is not filled. So far, there are 10 contenders that were present at the 2013 Kentucky Derby. While the Kentucky Derby had 21 contenders, it appears that the Preakness Stakes will only have 14. The other four contenders will be announced close to the time of the race.
The contenders for the 2013 Preakness Stakes are:
- Will Take Charge
- Govenor Charlie
- Normandy Invasion