The 144th running of the Preakness Stakes is Saturday, May 18, on NBC 5.
This is the first time the Derby winner isn't running in the Preakness since 1996, and that means there's no chance of a horse winning the Triple Crown this year. In fact, none of the first four finishers at Churchill Downs are in Saturday's Preakness.
Still, the 13-horse Preakness field is the largest since 2009. The horses running the race include Improbable, War of Will and a handful of fresh challengers -- including last-minute addition Everfast.
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