The 140th Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday at the Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
After winning the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah has been given 2-3 odds to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. Firing Line and Dortmund, which finished second and third at the Derby, have the next-best Preakness odds.
American Pharoah will start along the rail during the Preakness. "I don't like being down on the inside, but we'll have to deal with it," trainer Bob Baffert told Yahoo after the post position draw. Baffert also trains Dortmund.
Last year's Preakness winner was California Chrome, who had the same jockey as American Pharoah does this year in Victor Espinoza.
Here’s what you need to know before the race:
Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Md.
When: Saturday, May 16
Post Time: 6:14 p.m. ET
Television: Coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and at 4:30 p.m. on NBC.
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra will live stream the race
Favorite: American Pharoah
Betting: The latest odds for Saturday's race.
Track Distance: 1 3/16 miles (9.5 furlongs)
Track and Pimlico record: 1:52 2/5 secs, Farma Way (1991)
Purse: $1.5 million
Post Positions: Full list can be found below
Gate 1: American Pharoah
Gate 2: Dortmund
Gate 3: Mr. Z
Gate 4: Danzig Moon
Gate 5: Tale of Verve
Gate 6: Bodhissatva
Gate 7: Divining Rod
Gate 8: Firing Line