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The Preakness

Post 1

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

The Preakness Stakes, second leg of the Triple Crown, will be run on Saturday May 18th, at the Pimlico race track, Baltimore, MD (USA). The purse is a non-trivial US$1,000,000 (one million).

Details of the contenders are here: http://www.preakness.com/race-info/contenders . The final field, together with odds, will be posted to this thread on the day of the race.

Meanwhile you are welcome to discuss the race here. smiley - smiley

The Preakness

Post 2

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

I am about to drop back to the 19th Century, and will not be back on-line until after the race.

As much as I would like to see Orb win the Triple Crown, I shall place my bet elsewhere;

Ox Bow - 1 to Win - 1 to Show.

I look forward to reading the rest of this thread when I get home.

smiley - goodluck

F smiley - dolphin S

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Post 3

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Here are the odds:

Orb is even
Goldencents 8-1
Titletown Five 30-1
Departing 6-1
Mylute 5-1
Oxbow 15-1
Will Take Charge 12-1
Governor Charlie 12-1
Itsmyluckyday 10-1

The horses are listed in order of gate position, i.e., Orb is inside at #1. You can use that link above to find out lots of information about horses and jockeys. smiley - smiley

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Post 4

Magwitch - My name is Mags and I am funky.

Just going to go with my gut.

Given that I love The Orb (British electronic band) I'm going for that one. To win.

I'm also going for The Netherlands to win Eurovision, but that ain't gonna happen either smiley - winkeye

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Post 5

Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

I fancy Mylute and Itsmyluckyday because of the quality of the jockeys: John Velazquez is on the latter, and Rosie Napravnik (the only woman riding) is on Mylute.

I'm not inclined to judge the lineup on how they performed at the Kentucky Derby, because that was more like mud wrestling. smiley - silly

So I'll bet two dollars on both horses, each way.

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Post 6

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

Not quite as much interest as the first onesmiley - shrug
I wonder if the excitement has worn thin, or putting the thread here instead of Ask did not get us as much attentionsmiley - huh

Maybe just a busy weekend, I was out of town myself for the entire daysmiley - smiley

Here is the video of the race http://www.sbnation.com/2013/5/18/4343888/preakness-stakes-video-replay-2013

smiley - whistle

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