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2012 Preakness Stakes: Preview And Schedule

The 2012 Preakness Stakes will take place this Saturday, May 19th at Pimlico in Baltimore, Maryland. You can watch it on NBC.

There were originally three horses with Arizona-connections, but only two remain. All three hoses were trained by Arizona-born owner Bob Baffert. Bodemeister was the Kentucky Derby runner-up and probably has the strongest chance of winning the Preakness based on previous results. Liaison is the other Baffert-owned horse that ran at Churchill Downs, and finished sixth at the Derby, and it might be a great underdog pick for those of you looking for under-the-radar horses. The other horse (and new entry; it didn't compete in the Derby) is Paynter, but Baffert said that the horse actually would not compete at the end.

Here is the schedule of events for this week concerning the Pimlico races, including times, races, and TV information (with the Preakness being the next-to-last race).

Race Schedule and Conditions

Day Race# Post Time TV Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
18-May 1 12:00 HRTV Starter Hcp. 3up 8.5 Dirt
18-May 2 12:30 HRTV Jockey Challenge R1 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 3 1:00 HRTV Jockey Challenge R2 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 4 1:30 HRTV Lady Legends Race TBD TBD TBD
18-May 5 2:02 HRTV Jockey Challenge R3 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 6 2:34 HRTV Skipat 3up, f&m 6.0 Dirt
18-May 7 3:06 HRTV Jockey Challenge R4 TBD TBD TBD
18-May 8 3:39 HRTV Ms Preakness Stakes 3yo, f 6.0 Dirt
18-May 9 4:11 NBCSN The Very One 3up, f&m 5.0 Turf
18-May 10 4:46 NBCSN G1-Black Eyed Susan 3yo, f 9.0 Dirt
18-May 11 5:18 HRTV Jim McKay Turf Sprint 3up 5.0 Turf
18-May 12 5:51 HRTV G3-Pimlico Special 3up 9.5 Dirt
18-May 13 6:20 HRTV Hilltop 3yo, f 0.5 Turf
Day Race# Post Time TV Race Age/Sex Distance Surface
19-May 1 10:30 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD
19-May 2 11:00 HRTV Starter Hcp. 3up 8.5 Dirt
19-May 3 11:30 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD
19-May 4 12:37 HRTV G3-DuPont Distaff 3up, f&m 8.5 Dirt
19-May 5 1:13 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD
19-May 6 1:50 HRTV James W. Murphy 3yo 8.0 Turf
19-May 7 2:30 NBCSN Chick Lang 3yo 6.0 Dirt
19-May 8 3:10 NBCSN G3-Maryland Sprint 3up 6.0 Dirt
19-May 10 4:35 NBC G3-Gallorette 3up, f&m 8.5 Turf
19-May 11 5:18 NBC G3-Dixie 3up 8.5 Turf
19-May 12 6:18 NBC G1-Preakness 3yo 9.5 Dirt
19-May 13 7:13 HRTV TBA TBD TBD TBD

For full 2012 Peakness Stakes analysis, don't miss SB Nation's horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come.

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