The 2012 Preakness will be the 137th running of the historic race, and there appears to be a very strong field in the running for the second leg of the Triple Crown. For I'll Have Another, who won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, it's all about continuing his quest for the Triple Crown title, something that has not been won since 1978 by Affirmed.
For Bodemeister, who was the favorite in the Kentucky Derby and the favorite this weekend, it's about revenge and finishing on top. And for the rest of the field, nothing more pleases onlookers more than a great underdog story.
Here is a complete look at the 2012 Preakness, the schedule for the race, and more:
Post Time: The race is scheduled to begin at 3:18 p.m. PDT on Saturday afternoon.
TV Coverage: NBC will provide the live telecast of the race. Look for their broadcast to begin at 1:30 p.m. for pre-race reaction and predictions.
1. Tiger Walk
2. Teeth of the Dog
5. Went the Day Well
6. Creative Cause
8. Daddy Nose Best
9. I'll Have Another
Track Conditions & Weather: It will be a beautiful day for racing on Saturday with temperatures in the high 70s. No rain is in the forecast and the track is considered to be in great, firm shape.
Favorites & Odds: Bodemeister has been the favorite all week at 8-5 odds. Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another comes in at 5-2. Went the Day Well and Creative Cause have morning lines of 6-1, placing them with third-best odds in the field.