Preakness Stakes 2014: Date and Time for Horse Race (+Odds)

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 8, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Preakness Stakes is coming up this weekend.

The horse race is set for May 17 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

The post time is approximately 6:18 p.m. EDT.

California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and his owners and others involved are looking to snag a Triple Crown.

That hasn’t been done since 1978.

Full odds aren’t available yet but Odds Shark says that the odds are +200 to win the 2014 Triple Crown and -150 to win the 2014 Preakness.

See an Associated Press story below.

Social Inclusion arrives for Preakness 

BALTIMORE—Social Inclusion has arrived at Pimlico Race Course in preparation to take on Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome in the Preakness.

Social Inclusion finished third in the Wood Memorial in his most recent race. He arrived from Florida by van Thursday. His 85-year-old trainer, Manny Azpurua, was on hand to greet the colt. Social Inclusion is to gallop Friday.

California Chrome went for a 1 ½-mile gallop at Churchill Downs on Thursday and is expected to fly to Baltimore on Monday.

A maximum of 14 horses can start in the 1 3/16-mile race May 17, but it appears California Chrome won’t face that many challengers.

Ride On Curlin is the only other Derby horse who will try the Preakness. He finished seventh last weekend. Others under consideration include Pablo Del Monte, Kid Cruz, Bayern, Dynamic Impact, Ring Weekend and filly Ria Antonio.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.