Sandwiched between the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes as the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes has developed a reputation as much more of a party atmosphere than its Classic brethren, though it remains one of the most important events for 3-year-old thoroughbreds and ranks as the second-most popular day in American racing in terms of attendance, trailing only the Derby.
Preakness 147 is currently scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
The 2021 event saw a bit of a surprise winner as Rombauer shipped in to take out the race. This edition of the Preakness was very much on the front pages following the Medina Spirit drug test failure. The Bob Baffert trained horse did run but finished only third.