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2011 Preakness Stakes: Animal Kingdom 2-1 Favorite

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom remains a 2-1 betting line favorite to win Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. A victory by Animal Kingdom would set up the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, and would be great for next month's Belmont Stakes.

Here are the current odds by post position:

  1. Astrology, 15-1
  2. Norman Asbjornson, 30-1
  3. King Congie, 20-1
  4. Flashpoint, 15-1
  5. Shackleford, 10-1
  6. Sway Away, 15-1
  7. Midnight Interlude, 15-1
  8. Dance City, 12-1
  9. Mucho Macho Man, 6-1
  10. Dialed In, 5-1
  11. Animal Kingdom, 2-1
  12. Isn't He Perfect, 60-1
  13. Concealed  Identity, 20-1
  14. Mr. Commons, 20-1

Are we overdue for a Triple Crown winner? SB Nation thinks so.

The 2011 Preakness Stakes gets underway on May 21 at Pimlico racetrack. Stay with SB Nation's 2011 Preakness Stakes StoryStream formore coverage. To look back at the Derby, check out SB Nation's 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby and Preakness fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.