So, here’s a few things you should know if you’re heading to Pimlico for the 138th Preakness Stakes Saturday — as well as some things you may not need to know — but we thought were interesting.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb, co-owned by Baltimore County’s Stuart Janney III, is considered the top horse in the race and likely will go off as an even-money favorite. However, Orb drew the post position — unlike in auto racing — not the best place to start.
Rosie Napravnik, 25, who launched her riding career in Maryland, will become the third woman to compete in the Preakness, sitting atop Mylute, currently listed at 5-1 odds. Julie Krone, with a victory at the 1993 Belmont Stakes, is the only female jockey to win a Triple Crown race.
Kevin Krigger, 29, will ride Goldencents, at 8-1 odds Friday...