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Preakness Saturday In Maryland

May 17th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

The 139th running of the Preakness Stakes takes place today at Pimlico.

Post time is 6:18 p.m.

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is heavily favored to win the race at odds of 3-5.

California Chrome's co-owner Steve Coburn, who dared to look ahead.

If California Chrome wins today, next up would be the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Only 11 horses have swept the Derby, Preakness and Belmont and none since 1978.

The horse has recovered from a throat infection that caused it to cough on Thursday.

Gates open at Pimlico at 8 a.m.  Live music begins at the Jägermeister stage at 8:15 a.m. Performers go on at the Main Stages beginning at noon. Performances continue throughout the day until 4 p.m., when Grammy-winner Lorde performs at the main stage

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