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Horses Prepare at Pimlico for Race Day on Saturday

Updated: Friday, May 17 2013, 05:21 PM EDT

Kentucky Derby Winner Orb continues to prepare for the upcoming Preakness race on Saturday.

All eyes will be on Orb as a hopeful contender for the Triple Crown – which was last awarded to Affirmed in 1978. Preakness is the second of the three races known as The Triple Crown.

Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States.

Horses Prepare at Pimlico for Race Day on Saturday


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  • Belmont Stakes

    The Belmont Stakes is the third and final leg of the triple crown of horse racing.
  • Preakness

    Held on the third Saturday in May at the Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.
  • Kentucky Derby

    Orb was the winning horse in the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013.

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