The 142nd Preakness Stakes gets underway Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland — and Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is looking to bring home his fourth consecutive race at the second leg of the Triple Crown.
The 2017 Preakness Stakes will be broadcast live from Pimlico Race Course. Coverage begins with the undercard races at 2:30 p.m. ET and you can live stream them at NBC Sports Network. The coverage will shift to NBC stations for the pre-race broadcast at 5 p.m. ET. Post time is scheduled at 6:45 p.m.
2017 Preakness Stakes Favorite
Always Dreaming remains the favorite, though the early odds have shifted slightly. The opening line was 4-5, but the Kentucky Derby winner is currently being bet at 3-2. Classic Empire, which will break from the gate right beside Always Dreaming, is currently at 5-2.
“He’s generally a very good horse away from the gate,” trainer Todd Pletcher told reporters at the draw. “We’ll just try to come away, establish some position, and see what some other horses are doing.
“He’s training forwardly, agressively, manageably, everything we’d like to see.”
“Hopefully (Always Dreaming and Classic Empire) both have a great trip and break good. It could be interesting. They may go at it right from the start. Classic Empire is fast. All you have to do is look at the Breeders’ Cup. I think people forget about how fast he is.”
2017 Preakness Stakes Post Positions and Morning Line Odds
|Post||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Morning line odds|
|1||Multiplier||Joel Rosario||Brendan Walsh||30/1|
|2||Cloud Computing||Javier Castellano||Chad Brown||12/1|
|3||Hence||Florent Geroux||Steve Asmussen||20/1|
|4||Always Dreaming||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||4/5|
|5||Classic Empire||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse||3/1|
|6||Gunnevera||Mike Smith||Antonio Sano||15/1|
|7||Term Of Art||Jose Ortiz||Doug O’Neill||30/1|
|8||Senior Investment||Channing Hill||Ken McPeek||30/1|
|9||Lookin at Lee||Corey Lanerie||Steve Asmussen||10/1|
|10||Conquest Mo Money||Jorge Carreno||Miguel Hernandez||15/1|