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Preakness Stakes date could be moved for horse safety concerns

August 11, 2023

The Preakness Stakes could be run at a later date due to horse safety concerns. 1/st Racing & Gaming has considered to move the date of Preakness to four weeks after the Kentucky Derby. It was normally held two weeks after the derby. Aidan Butler, Chief Executive Officer of 1/st Racing & Gaming, said the possibility of a schedule shift with the Triple Crown was nothing new and that it would give the horse a better chance to be ready in-between races.


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