The Preakness Stakes is normally the second Triple Crown race and held in May, but nothing is normal in 2020. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Preakness will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 and will be the last of the three Triple Crown races.
With Belmont Stakes winner Tiz The Law skipping this year’s Preakness, Kentucky Derby winner Authentic will be the heavy favorite to claim victory at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
One of the favorites to challenge Authentic is Art Collector, coming in at 5-2 odds; Swiss Skydiver and Thousand Words both come in behind him at 6-1 odds, but for those looking for a big pay day might want to turn their attention to Mr. Big News (12-1), who shocked a lot of bettors by hitting the board in the Kentucky Derby despite 46-1 odds.
Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from the 2020 Preakness Stakes. Follow below for complete results from the last leg of the Triple Crown.
Preakness Stakes live updates, highlights from 2020 race
4:50 p.m. — Miss Marissa (10-1) holds to win the George Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes to kick things off. The favorite Bonny South (5-1) had a rough start but surged late to finish second. Close finish.
4:40 p.m. — It’s almost 5 o’clock! Looking for a new cocktail recipe? How about a Black-Eyed Susan, the official drink of the Preakness.
4:30 p.m. — We’re live now! Looks like clear skies in Baltimore.
2020 Preakness Stakes post time
Coverage of the 145th Preakness begins at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Post time is scheduled for 20 minutes before coverage concludes at 6 p.m.
Preakness Stakes post positions
Authentic, who won the Belmont Stakes earlier this year, will be racing out of the No. 9 post position. Below is the full list of starting spots, as well as each horse’s odds of winning the Preakness, as established by Vegas bookmakers.
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