Prekness, where near-record sweltering heat is expected as sweltering temperatures hit the eastern coast

As the nine horses running Preakness Stakes line up at the Pimlico Racecourse on Saturday evening, they will do so in near-record heat of nearly 91 degrees, according to forecasts.

CBS Baltimore At 7:01 PM, expect the afternoon highs in Preakness to drop to 95 degrees. The record of 96 degrees dates back to 1934.

Lace is commonly known as the middle jewel of the triple crown. Kentucky Derby And Belmont Steak. There is no chance of a triple crown winner in 2022 as savior Richard Dawson and trainer Eric Reed have decided not to participate. Long Shot Derby Winner Rich Strike Saturday at the race.

It’s the first time since 1985 that a healthy Kentucky Derby winner has not played in Prekness. According to CBS Sports.

Kentucky Derby Horse Racing
Rich Strike (21) rides Sonny Leon over the Epicenter (3) with Joel Rosario at the finish line to win the 148th race of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville on Saturday, May 7, 2022. key.

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Favorite is Derby 2nd place Epicenter with 6-5 odds, Early Voting with 7-2 and Secret Oath with 9-2 odds. The long shot on the field is 50-1 for Fenwick.

And it’s the first year since 2019 that fans will be able to watch Preakness, and tens of thousands are expected to watch the shortest race in the Triple Crown. CBS Baltimore. Prior to the pandemic, which required all three matches to be played without fans, Preakness has attracted more than 100,000 people annually since 2010.

announced by the Meteorological Agency weather warning The region has warned that Saturday’s heat index could hit triple digits, which is expected to be the hottest weekend for the region. The agency urges people who spend time outdoors to take additional precautions, including wearing light, loose-fitting clothing, staying in the shade and avoiding the sun, taking frequent breaks in an air-conditioned environment, and staying hydrated with non-alcoholic beverages I did.

Sultry temperatures are part of the heat wave expected to hit the east coast this weekend. New York 91 degrees and 95 degrees Washington.

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