Last Updated on May 20, 2020
After WBAL-TV in Baltimore reported that a new date for The Preakness Stakes has been set, the Maryland Jockey Club’s response would indicate they’re betting on the wrong horse.
Derby Sept. 5, Preakness now Oct. 3:https://t.co/2lFkGS8PIa
— Jason Ziernicki 🎲🏈➡️💰 (@jziernick) May 6, 2020
According to WBAL, October 3rd has been chosen for the postponed Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown. The race was scheduled to run May 16, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby before the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the Stronach Group / Maryland Jockey Club vehemently denied the new date, as they responded to the story with the following statement:
“The Stronach Group/ The Maryland Jockey Club is aware of speculation about a potential date for Preakness 145,” the Jockey Club said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “At this point in time, there is no definitive date set and we continue to explore options. Once a date for Preakness 145 has been finalized, an official announcement will be made.”