The Kentucky Derby is in the record books and the only horse with a chance to be the next Triple Crown winner is now Animal Kingdom. 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.
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo where available.
Triple Crown quick links:
Who will win the 2011 Preakness?
2011 Preakness Thursday Photos - Nine of the 14 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 10 of the 14 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horses and watch the presentation of the annual awards. New!
Analyzing the Preakness Stakes Contenders for 2011 - My annual analysis using popular angles and statistical trends to see who best matches the profile of a Preakness winner. It is no surprise that Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom came out on top but how did the others fare? New!
Animal Kingdom wins the Kentucky Derby - He was 12th early on but rallied wide in the stretch to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Nehro and Mucho Macho Man in front of a record breaking crowd. Favorite Dialed In finished a disappointing 8th. Get the results, charts, and photos here. 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 - After the massive tightening of the rules which resulted in a huge drop in attendance in 2009, things have relaxed slightly and you can buy a special "all you can drink beer" Mug Club ticket.