PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Horse Racing Expert Dick Jerardi joined The Fan Morning Show on Friday morning to discuss the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at the Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. and the second leg of the Triple Crown.
The clear favorite is Orb at 7-5 odds and the winner of the Kentucky Derby.
“It’s probably his race to lose but it’s horse racing he ain’t the Miami Heat,” Jerardi said. “It’s the nature of the sport anything can happen.”
The weather was a mess in Louisville for the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, but all signs point to a better forecast for tomorrow in Baltimore.
The Belmont Stakes will be pulling for Orb tomorrow because of the boost they will get with the possible chance at a Triple Crown winner.
“It’s like the difference for a network having Tiger Woods or no Tiger Woods in a golf tournament,” Jerardi said.
We will have to wait and see. There has been no Triple Crown winner since Affirmed won in 1978.
Listen to the full interview here: