Wednesday May 13th, 2015

The Preakness Stakes will be held Saturday at the Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.

American Pharoah, the Kentucky Derby winner, has been given 2-3 odds to win the second leg of the Triple Crown. The horse's jockey, Victor Espinoza, also was the jockey for last year's Preakness winner, California Chrome. 

Firing Line and Dortmund, which finished second and third at the Derby, are also in this year's Preakness. According to NBC Sports, this will be only the 13th time in the past 35 years that the top three finishers at the Derby also race the Preakness. The Derby winner has won each time. 

LAYDEN: Preakness picks and preview

For more background on past races, here is a list of the past 35 Preakness champions. 

2014 - California Chrome

2013 - Oxbow

2012 - I'll Have Another

2011 - Shackleford

2010 - Lookin At Lucky

2009 - Rachel Alexandra

2008 - Big Brown

2007 - Curlin

2006 - Bernardini

2005 - Afleet Alex

2004 - Smarty Jones

2003 - Funny Cide

2002 - War Emblem

2001 - Point Given

2000 - Red Bullet

1999 - Charismatic 

1998 - Real Quiet

1997 - Silver Charm

1996 - Louis Quatorze

1995 - Timber Country

1994 - Tabasco Cat

1993 - Prairie Bayou

1992 - Pine Bluff

1991 - Hansel

1990 - Summer Squall

1989 - Sunday Silence

1988 - Risen Star

1987 - Alysheba

1986 - Snow Chief

1985 - Tank's Prospect

1984 - Gate Dancer

1983 - Deputed Testamony

1982 - Aloma's Ruler

1981 - Pleasant Colony

1980 - Codex

1979 - Spectacular Bid

1978 - Affirmed

1977 - Seattle Slew

1976 - Elocutionist

1975 - Master Derby

1974 - Little Current

​1973 - Secretariat

1972 - Bee Bee Bee

1971 - Canonero II

1970 - Personality

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