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May 18th is coming upon us quickly and it's a very important date to those who follow horse racing. At 6:18 PM EST on Saturday, the 138th Preakness Stakes will begin in Baltimore at the Pimlico Racetrack. This race is extremely important because everyone around the world will be watching to see if the winner of the Kentucky Derby can pull it together and win the second leg of the triple crown. This year, Orb succeeded and took home an impressive win at Churchill Downs. Of course with the Kentucky Derby victory, Orb is sure to attract plenty of money at the betting windows for the Preakness Stakes this Saturday.
Every sports bettor knows it's hard to fade Tom Brady and the Patriots when betting on football. According to the Boston Herald, it may not be wise to bet against Brady at the horse tracks either.
Recently, there was a new point system that was adopted by the Kentucky Derby in order to qualify the horses. As you may already know, this system has proven to be quite effective at restoring purity to the race. In doing so, it's also made it much tougher to handicap horse racing because there are no longer any toss-outs for horse bettors since the system weeds them out. If you look around the field now, you'll see that all 20 have a fair chance of winning and there's typically none that standout to win.
Believe it or not, the history of the Kentucky Derby has been forever changed. Up until this point, the Graded Stakes earnings qualification process was in place, but now Churchill Downs has decided to incorporate a new points system instead. The system will be applied to the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, which is scheduled for this Saturday, May 4th, 2013.
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