Preakness Stakes, Rescheduled To Either Late Summer Or Early Fall

  • The Preakness was supposed to be held on May 16.
  • Three potential dates for when the Preakness could be held have been shared.

BALTIMOREThe Preakness Stakes was scheduled to be held on the third Saturday of May on May 16. The coronavirus has postponed the race to a later date in 2020 with three potential race days coming up.

Potential Preakness Dates

The coronavirus has taken a toll on all sporting events around the world and The Preakness Stakes race felt that. One of the dates being looked at by race officials is October 3. The two other dates discussed would be in July or August. The Stronach Group/Jockey Maryland Jockey Club has released a statement via twitter about the potential dates getting out to the public.

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The Preakness is the second Triple Crown race that has been affected by the coronavirus as the Kentucky Derby has also been postponed from May 2 to September 5.

Being that the Preakness has three potential dates with one in October and the others in July and August, this could have an effect on the order that the Triple Crown Races are held. The Kentucky Derby is usually held first, the Preakness comes shortly after, then the Belmont Stakes.

Whenever the Preakness is held, race officials have already ruled out fans gathering in the infield. This is a huge blow as those fans that gather in the infield make up most of the bets at the event. As a whole, the Preakness Stakes brought in 131,256 fans last year and a record handle of $99,852,653.

The only Triple Crown Race odds that are posted on online sportsbooks are those of the Kentucky Derby which is likely to kick off the races on their targeted date of September 5.