2012 Preakness Stakes
Pimlico Race Course – Baltimore, Maryland
1 3/16 miles – dirt track
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 6:18 pm Eastern, TV: NBC

Bodemeister and I'll Have Another are the favorites for the 2012 Preakness Stakes

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2011 Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
1 1/2 miles, flatĀ  oval track
, surface: dirt
Saturday, June 11, 2011, post time approximately 6:35 pm, TV: NBC

Animal Kingdom lost by half a length to Shackleford at the Preakness 3 weeks ago. Now the two horses headline the Field at the Belmont Stakes. Animal Kingdom is a slight favorite on the morning line odds.

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2011 Preakness Stakes
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
1 3/16 mile, flat oval track
Saturday, May 21, 2011, post time 6:16 pm Eastern, TV: NBC

Animal Kingdom tries to go for the second gem of the Triple Crown in the Preakness at Pimlico Saturday afternoon. He is a slight favorite on the morning line odds.

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2011 Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs, Race #11, Louisville, Kentucky
1 1/4 miles, Flat Dirt Oval
Saturday, May 7, 2011, Post time 6:15 pm Eastern, TV: NBC

An already wide open field for the Kentucky Derby became even more so with Friday’s announcement that second betting choice Uncle Mo had scratched because of lingering effects of a stomach infection. To top it off, light rain is expected though the track is predicted to be Wet and Fast. Florida Derby winner Dialed In the favorite almost by default. Dialed In is trained by Nick Zito and ridden by Julien Leparoux. He opened as a 4/1 favorite on the morning line. For a complete list of the field, click here.

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2011 Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
Saturday, May 7, 2011

The 2011 Kentucky Derby is May 7 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The 20 horse field allows some long shots to contend.

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2011 Kentucky Derby
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Churchill Downs, Louisville Kentucky

Now that we are less than 3 weeks weeks away from the first Saturday in May, all of the major prep races for the 2011 Kentucky Derby are complete. The 20 horse field is pretty much set. I will discuss the 10 horses who will most likely have the lowest odds once the post position draw and morning line odds come out Wednesday, May 4, 2011. For right now I will use the futures odds from bookmaker. In another article I will discuss the sleepers and longshots.

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Is Super Saver going to win the Triple Crown? If you think he is then you can get odds ranging from +450 to +700 depending upon your book. That sounds attractive, but only if he stands a good chance of winning it all. So does he? In a word, no. It obviously could happen of course, but most smart bettors would happily bet against it. There are a lot of reasons I am so bearish on Super Saver, but here are six of the stronger arguments:

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The more I look at this race, the more confused I get. It is far from a clear cut race – I could make a case for as many as nine horses of the 13 to win it (I’d leave out Luv Gov, Flying Private, Tone It Down and Take The Points, though of those the last is by far the most compelling). Let’s take a good look at the field, and then I’ll construct a superfecta ticket for kicks.

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