Updated on 05/23/2011 12:08PM

Preakness 2011: Live updates, video, results, odds


Preakness Day live updates and analysis. Video from Daily Racing Form's national handicapper, Mike Watchmaker, and other DRF reporters at Pimlico for Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

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7:30: Steven Crist's reaction - "Didn't like Shackleford going in and liked him even less after watching him contest a first quarter in 22.69, but hats off to the 136th Preakness winner for a gutsy victory. ... Animal Kingdom confirmed he's a nice horse with a good late run for second, but he had no real excuse -- and a horse truly deserving of a chance at the Triple Crown would have run down Shackleford today." Preakness Day 2011 »

Jay Privman's recap: Shackleford found the distance of the Kentucky Derby just a bit too far two weeks ago, but the wire came up just in time for him going a shorter distance Saturday in the 136th Preakness Stakes. Read more »

6:30: Shackleford wins Preakness wire to wire, dueling with Flashpoint early but holding off the late rally of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. Astrology was third, Dialed In fourth.

5:55: "Is it time for a Black-Eyed Susan cocktail? The "traditional" recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup vodka, 1 1/4 cup light rum, 3/4 cup triple sec, 4 cups orange juice, 4 cups pineapple juice, and lime slices or maraschino cherries. My own preferred recipe is to discard all of those ingredients except the vodka and lime slice, and serve over ice." Steven Crist »

5:29: Preakness odds update sees Animal Kingdom still holding favoritism at 3-1. DRF live tote board »

1. Astrology, 14-1
2. Norman Asbjornson, 41-1
3. King Congie, 20-1
4. Flashpoint, 15-1
5. Shackleford, 11-1
6. Sway Away, 12-1
7. Midnight Interlude, 12-1
8. Dance City, 10-1
9. Mucho Macho Man, 9-2
10. Dialed In, 4-1
11. Animal Kingdom, 3-1
12. Isn't He Perfect, 26-1
13. Concealed Identity, 23-1
14. Mr. Commons, 33-1

On the NBC broadcast, Animal Kingdom's owner, Barry Irwin, told host Bob Costas that the FBI should investigate "designer drugs" in horse racing, likening the situation to "the BALCO guys" in Major League Baseball.

Mike Watchmaker's Preakness Stakes picks and analysis.

4:20: Watchmaker - "I wouldn't be too, too hard on Shared Account after her inauspicious 2011 bow - a soundly beaten fourth in the Gallorette Handicap - because while labeled 'good,' the turf here is slow and demanding, and not the best going for a horse like Shared Account who was coming off a 5 1/2 month layoff." Could affect Paddy O'Prado in the Dixie coming up. Read more »

4:02: Crist on the Gallorette - "Shared Account failed to fire at all at 3-2 and the only three other Gallorette entrants resembling graded-stakes filies ran 1-2-3 as No Explaining ($8.80) outfinished Desert Sage and Dyna Waltz, who dead-heated for second." Read more »

Earlier in the day, Watchmaker noted that Animal Kingdom's trainer Graham Motion won two of the first three races on the card. "That short ship from Fair Hill on the morning of is working pretty good so far." Read more »

3:22 p.m.: Catch up with Steven Crist's live blog of the Preakness card and check out his pick-five ticket. "Still 15 minutes to post for the Gallorette but Shared Account is a chilly 2-1 vs. her 4-5 ML and is only the third choice in the place pool at the moment." Preakness Day 2011 »

Mike Watchmaker will be blogging his Preakness Day reactions as well as providing video updates in this space. "Chinglish's upset of the James W. Murphy Stakes shows that closers continue to have their way on the turf here. As for earlier stakes action, Vengeful Wildcat, winner of the Chick Lang, is a talented sprinter, but he does seem a bit reluctant to put away his opposition. Earlier, Life At Ten's dismal third in the Allaire duPont has folks thinking about an over/under line on how quick the retirement announcement will come." Preakness Day at Pimlico »

Preakness odds as of 3:15 p.m. Eastern

1. Astrology, 15-1
2. Norman Asbjornson, 35-1
3. King Congie, 17-1
4. Flashpoint, 20-1
5. Shackleford, 12-1
6. Sway Away, 14-1
7. Midnight Interlude, 12-1
8. Dance City, 11-1
9. Mucho Macho Man, 9-2
10. Dialed In, 3-1
11. Animal Kingdom, 3-1
12. Isn't He Perfect, 25-1
13. Concealed Identity, 24-1
14. Mr. Commons, 45-1

Trainer Todd Pletcher's reaction to the performances by Super Espresso and Life At Ten in the Allaire duPont Distaff.

Animal Kingdom pulls into Pimlico early Saturday for the Preakness. Post time is 6:18 p.m. Eastern.

Mike Watchmaker looks at the Chick Lang Stakes and Gallorette Handicap.

Watchmaker gives an early report on weather, track conditions, and the scene at Pimlico — plus some thoughts on the overnight betting pools.

Watchmaker talks to Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey about the Preakness pace scenario. It's expected to be fast, but the question is, how fast?

Watchmaker interviews trainer Nick Zito, who will send out Dialed In to shoot for a $5.5 million bonus in the Preakness.

Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about Dance City's Preakness chances.

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