The Kentucky Derby is in the record books and the only horse with a chance to be the next Triple Crown winner is now Super Saver. Can he do it or will someone else win the Preakness? Here is the latest list of horses planning to start in the Preakness. Right now, it looks like several of the Derby starters are planning to try the Preakness, but there are a few new faces and some are back who dropped out of the Derby to wait for the Preakness. A maximum of 14 horses are allowed to start in the Preakness, and it is looking like we may get there this year.
Unlike last year with Rachel Alexandra, the connections of Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck do not intend to send their filly against the boys in the Preakness and it does not appear that any other fillies will be entered. Ice Box, who finished a fast-closing second in the Derby for trainer Nick Zito is expected to skip the Preakness and train up to the Belmont Stakes instead, but the horses that finished third through sixth, including beaten favorite Lookin at Lucky, are possible, as well as well-beaten Jackson Bend and Conveyance. Awesome Act, who finished 19th in the Derby, came back with an injury and will miss the rest of the Triple Crown. Among the "new shooters" who skipped the Derby include Aikenite, Schoolyard Dreams, Caracortado, Turf Melody, and First Dude.
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available. Note: Hurricane Ike is now out with an injury.
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Who will win the 2010 Preakness?
Preakness entries - a field of 12 was entered with Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver the favorite at 5-2 in post 8.
2010 Preakness Thursday Photos - Eleven of the 12 Preakness entrants are at the Pimlico stakes barn and all of them went out on the muddy, sealed track Thursday morning either for a walk around or gallop. Check out photos for each here. New!
2010 Alibi Breakfast - The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday morning and the connections of 9 of the 12 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horses and watch the presentation of the annual awards. New!
2010 Preakness Wednesday Photos - Nine Preakness entrants, including Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and unlucky Derby favorite Lookin at Lucky, arrived at the Pimlico stakes barn around 3:30pm Wednesday after flying to BWI Airport from Louisville. New!
Fillies in the Preakness Stakes - a look at the 53 fillies who have run in the Preakness and how they did. So far there have been 5 wins, 5 seconds, and 8 thirds.
Preakness Entry Rules - the field is limited to 14 starters, here is how they determine the order of preference if more than that enter.
Preakness Infield Changes for - After last year's massive tightening of the rules which resulted in a huge drop in attendance, this year officials are relaxing things slightly and you can buy a special "all you can drink beer" Mug Club ticket.
Rachel Alexandra wins the 2009 Preakness - She led most of the way and was ahead by 4 at the top of the stretch, then held off Mine That Bird by a length. Musket Man was another 1/2 length back in third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.