Preakness Stakes 2019: Everything you need to know about the 13 horses racing in the second leg of the Triple Crown
- This Saturday, 13 horses will run in the Preakness Stakes, the second race of the Triple Crown.
- Post positions and the morning line were set on Wednesday, finalizing the field for the "Run for the Black-Eyed Susans."
- After the controversial finish to the Kentucky Derby, the field is wide open, with some familiar faces expected to contend, and a few other horses that skipped the Derby competing as well.
- Country House, who won the Kentucky Derby after a highly-debated review, will not run in the Preakness, meaning there will be no Triple Crown winner this year.
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The Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing continues this Saturday at Pimlico Race Course with the running of the Preakness Stakes.
The "Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" will feature 13 horses, with the winner taking home the second of the three biggest prizes in horse racing.Read more: A beginner's guide to betting the biggest horse race of the year
This year's Preakness won't hold the tension that previous runnings had, as we already know that the Triple Crown will not be won this year. Kentucky Derby winner Country House is skipping the race, and Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line at Churchill Downs first but was later disqualified, will be skipping the race as well.
Still, Saturday should be a great day of racing, with the wide-open field making for a compelling race that could see yet another long shot come through and win.
Take a look below as we go gate-by-gate with everything you need to know about the 13 horses entering the starting gate at Pimlico on Saturday.