The second jewel of racing’s Triple Crown is coming up on Saturday, May 18, and Kentucky Derby winner Orb will attempt to keep his Triple Crown chances alive.
The Shug McGaughey trainee will be the short-priced favorite for the $1 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. A victory will send the colt to Belmont Park for the $1 million Belmont Stakes where he would attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
The talented colt has won five races in a row and will be loaded into the gate on Saturday afternoon at Pimlico at odds that might be south of even money.
Will the Derby winner get the job done in Baltimore?
Here are the top 10 reasons Orb will win the 2013 Preakness: