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The 2020 Preakness Stakes will be held Saturday without spectators at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore to close out an unprecedented Triple Crown season.
Authentic returns after winning the Kentucky Derby in early September. A rematch with Tiz the Law won’t happen Saturday, however, as the Belmont Stakes winner’s connections have instead pointed their colt toward the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November.
It’s still a talented field of three-year-old contenders with several legitimate challengers to Authentic. Let’s check out all of the key information for race day followed by a preview of the Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.
Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
When: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 5:45 p.m. ET
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
Prize Money: $1 million purse
Field and Odds
1. Excession: 30-1
2. Mr. Big News: 12-1
3. Art Collector: 5-2
4. Swiss Skydiver: 6-1
5. Thousand Words: 6-1
6. Jesus’ Team: 30-1
7. Ny Traffic: 15-1
8. Max Player: 15-1
9. Authentic: 9-5
10. Pneumatic: 20-1
11. Liveyourbeastlife: 30-1
Betting lines via the Preakness’ official website.
Authentic is the rightful Preakness favorite after an impressive showing in the Derby that saw him keep Tiz the Law, and the rest of the field, at bay for the entire stretch run.
It was his second straight terrific performance after a similarly dominant effort in July’s Haskell Stakes, which suggests he’s peaking at the perfect time and could join Tiz the Law as a Breeders’ Cup Classic contender with another strong showing in the Preakness.
In all, he’s won five of his six career starts, but Saturday’s Triple Crown finale likely won’t be a runaway.
Art Collector arrives off back-to-back impressive wins in the Blue Grass Stakes and Ellis Park Derby,