Nyquist lived up to his undefeated status, winning the 2016 Kentucky Derby for win number 8, and now he will go on on to the Preakness Stakes on May 21 to see if he can win the second jewel of the Triple Crown. He was entered as part of a field of 11 on Wednesday and will break from post 3 as the prohibitive 3-5 favorite. Regular rider Mario Gutierrez will ride again for trainer Doug O'Neill and owner Paul Reddam. Santa Anita Derby winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator is the second choice at 3-1. Kent Desormeaux will be aboard out of post 5 for trainer Keith Desormeaux and owner Big Chief Racing. Stradivari, a newcomer to the Triple Crown wars, drew post 11 as the third choice at 8-1. He won his last 2 starts by open lengths in allowance company and makes his stakes debut here for trainer Todd Pletcher and owners John Gunther, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith.
The race will be televised live on NBC Saturday afternoon starting at 4pm. You can get free past performances here from BRISnet.com (look for Nyquist).
2016 Alibi Breakfast - The traditional Alibi Breakfast was held on Thursday May 19, before the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of several of the 11 Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horse as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards.
2016 Preakness Thursday Photos - Eight of the 11 Preakness horses from this morning, including two who just arrived today along with Nyquist of course.
Preakness Wednesday Photos - Six of the 11 Preakness horses are on the grounds now, with one set to arrive today and the rest tomorrow. Here is Nyquist, Exaggerator, and 3 others from Wednesday morning at Pimlico.
Analyzing the top Preakness Entries - our annual analysis of the entries to see who best matches the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner. The tie for top pick is no surprise this year.
Nyquist wins the 2016 Kentucky Derby - Nyquist held off late closing Exaggerator by 1 1/4 lengths to win the Kentucky Derby with Gun Runner third. Get the results, charts, and photos here. .
Preakness Entry Rules - the field is limited to 14 starters, here is how they determine the order of preference if more than that enter.
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 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 ticketv now.