Preakness 2014 Day Open Thread

Patrick Smith

It's time to get our Preak on. Or something like that.

It's Preakness Day at Pimlico! Despite some nasty weather coming through the area during the week, conditions look to be decent for today's racing action. Unfortunately, due to the prior wet weather, all non-stakes races on the grass course are now off the turf. As a result, Race 1, 3, and 4 are now on the main track. Pimlico is listing the main track as FAST and the turf course as GOOD.

Today's 139th running of the Preakness has a scheduled post time of 6:18 p.m. Eastern, with television coverage provided by NBC. NBC's Preakness day coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on NBCSN. At 4:30 p.m., coverage shifts over to NBC for the final lead-up to the main event. The G2-Dixie Stakes is scheduled to run at 5:27; we can start taking bets right now as to whether NBC will actually show the race preceding the Preakness.

This is your Preakness Day Open Thread.

The current scratches (as of 9:30 a.m. Eastern) according to Equibase:

Race: 1 Changes
OFF THE TURF
#10 Star Crossed Lover Scratched
#12 Madog Scratched
#13 Crown Thy Good Scratched
#14 Chollie D Scratched
#16 Slip By Scratched
Race: 2 Changes
#8 Greek Thunder Scratched
Race: 3 Changes
OFF THE TURF
#3 Xmas Sky Scratched
#6 Arrive Scratched
#10 Manchurian High Scratched
#13 Mr. Handsome Scratched
#14 Cheyenne Nation Scratched
Race: 4 Changes
OFF THE TURF
#2 Kathy's Kitten Scratched
#10 Pushin' On Scratched
#12 Tuxedo Ray Scratched
#13 Hope Still Springs Scratched
#15 Just Sayin Scratched
Race: 6 Changes
#15 Joyous Music Scratched
Race: 7 Changes
#4 Ground Control Scratched
#7 Elevated Scratched
Race: 8 Changes
#5 Joint Custody Scratched
#7 Germaniac Scratched
#9 Ground Control Scratched
Race: 9 Changes
#1 Surtsey Scratched
#4 Brenda's Way Scratched
Race: 10 Changes
#8 Ground Control Scratched
#9 Allstar Scratched
#11 Charge Now Scratched
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