At 7:15 am, the rain in Baltimore has begun and it’s expected to continue through early afternoon, and possibly through the evening.
A sloppy track has the potential to move several horses up, most notably Exaggerator, but Nyquist has also shown his ability to run on an off-track, winning the Florida Derby on a track rated “good” but that contained plenty of moisture.
The NBC Sports Channel broadcast begins at 2:30 pm ET, then switches to NBC at 5 pm for coverage of the Preakness Stakes, with a post time of 6:45 pm ET.
Regardless of the weather, Nyquist will be a heavy favorite; check out our bettors’ guide for some thoughts on ways to bet him that might result in a decent payday, and full analysis of every horse in the field.
Here are your current Preakness odds, as of the closing of wagering Friday evening. Odds and weather and track conditions will be updated throughout the day.
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